NTSC DVD's

  wx622 12:04 10 May 05
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Can we play NTSC dvd's over here? My Sony DVD player apparently can, but does my TV have to be NTSC-compatible or just the DVD player?

  dewskit 12:09 10 May 05

As NTSC is a different system to that used in UK (PAL) then presumably you need a compaticle TV to be able to view NTSC format DVDs.

NTSC was always said to stand for "Never Twice the Same Colour" incidentally!

  dewskit 12:10 10 May 05

As NTSC is a different system to that used in UK (PAL) then presumably you need a compaticle TV to be able to view NTSC format DVDs.

NTSC was always said to stand for "Never Twice the Same Colour" incidentally!

  timeteam2004 12:46 10 May 05

click here

Gives the comparisons. Most TV in UK are NTSC compatible anyway. It's just a case of different number of 'Lines' that make up the picture.

  Wilham 12:48 10 May 05

wx622: My younger son lives nd works in US. His friends were interested in seeing the new Dr Who, so I recorded two episodes to a couple of DVD-R's with my Panasonic recorder E20.

He had difficulty reading the PAL, but later sent me a copy of both episodes on one DVD+R disk. He said it was now NTSC. My E20 did not recognise this disk, but my newer Panasonic DMRE95 played it straight away. I am surprised with the definition and quality it produces on my PAL TV. I had expected a downgrade.

I am told the conversion using a fast twin procesor computer took 1.5 hr for each episode, and it would take overnight to do it on my own P4. The s/w he used is described click here

Hope the above may be of interest.

  woodchip 12:48 10 May 05

You can change some to work with both

  wx622 15:14 10 May 05

Thanks for the advice. Probably the best bet will be to order one and see if it works on my dvd player and my TV.

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