Copying NTSC tapes on Sony RDR-HX900?

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  1. the colonel

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    I have just ordered the Sony machine after much deliberation and one of the first tasks will be to convert some NTSC movies I have on video to DVD. I have now been told this is not as straightforward as I had thought.

    My video recorders will play NTSC tapes on a PAL TV but I am told they do not output a true NTSC signal so I will not be able to dub them to the DVD.

    One solution was to buy a cheap true NTSC video recorder (if I can find one) and use that to play the tapes and convert them to DVD.

    However I have now been informed that the Sony may not be able to accept an NTSC input (unlike a Panasonic), can anybody confirm this? This means a true output NTSC video recorder will be of no use :(

    This limits my options to buying a standards converting VCR that converts the NTSC to a true PAL output, this is expensive and not really worthwhile.

    I am open to ideas on the easiest and cheapest solution to this problem? The NTSC tapes do not have copyright protection.

    Thanks in advance,

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    According to manual it CAN record only PAL.
    Playback PAL nad NTSC.
    SECAM will be recorded in PAL and will be playback in PAL.
    page 106
     
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    Get the conversion done by someone else - most large cities have 'backstreet' dealers who are prepared to convert tapes into different formats. Many companies won't do it due to copyright issues - but there's normally one or two local firms that will turn a blind eye assuming it is just home recordings/tapes sent by families etc. Depending how many tapes you have this could well be the cheapest option.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. There are quite a few tapes and I think the best option will be to change my order to the Panasonic DMR-E95H as this can record an NTSC signal (still need to verify that). Buying a cheap NTSC output video recorder will yield the best results rather than spending lots on a converter that can convert NTSC into PAL.

    Best regards,

    the colonel
     
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    you can record from ntsc-disc, I performed this task easily and the result was excellent, dont know why people are commenting when they have not tried!! all the best :smashin:
     

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