Can Pioneer 656 be modified do PAL Progressive

Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
I have been reading the recent review of the Pioneer 656 in "Home Entertainment" magazine which says something along the lines of:

"It outputs NTSC Progressive Scan as default, but PAL Progressive Scan can be enabled by your local hot-rodder".

By this, I guess that they are suggesting that as well as being made Multi-Region and disabling MacroVision, PAL PS can also be enabled.

Is this really the case?? Is anyone offering a PAL PS version?

I realise that PAL PS has now become 'legal' and could theorietically appear in an offical version, but I wonder what the score is with the current models.
 

Nic Rhodes

Distinguished Member
This player is possible to mod for SDI as well as several other digitalgoodies (SACD /DVD A digital output). Perhaps a nice change to the usual Pannasonic players for SDI.
 

Jon Weaver

Distinguished Member
Here is the exact quote:

"With the DV-656A you get progressive scan pictures for connection to compatible projectors and plasma screens (technically in NTSC only, but like most DVD locks, this too can be by-passed for PAL disks thansk to your friendly neighbourhood hot-rodder)"

I would say that this statement more than implies that this is possible.
 
J

JVB

Guest
Originally posted by The Beekeeper
This player is possible to mod for SDI as well as several other digitalgoodies (SACD /DVD A digital output). Perhaps a nice change to the usual Pannasonic players for SDI.

The 656 is available with SDI and Codefree (as a change on the panasonic)
JVBdigital seems to have it available.
 

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