Do NTSC -> PAL DVD player still exist?

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  1. Placebo2

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    Hey guys,

    My girlfriend has a dodgy TV either Bush or Alba can't remember!
    She uses the PS2 to play DVD movies back but when watching Region 1 movies it appears in black & white! The tv doesn't support NTSC.

    Just wondering if a DVD player that converts NTSC to PAL still exists?
    If so, makes & model numbers would be useful.

    I can't keep watching movies in B&W! Although she seems quite happy :eek:

    Best,
    John
     
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    how is the ps2 conected to the tv?

    How are you getting round the region encoding on the ps2?

    Dave.
     
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    Hi Dave,

    PS2 is connected via scart, g/f is using one of those discs you pick up from HMV to get m/r playback.

    Cheers,
    John
     
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    That should also get rid of the RGB green screen protection. So, if you connect via RGB scart you may well get it in colour. This won't work via composite or S-Video, where you'll still get B&W.

    Most DVD players convert NTSC to PAL60, which your TV may not be able to handle either. Samsung used to do full PAL conversion, but I'm not sure if their present range still does it.

    Regards

    Mark
     
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    not true, any dvd player with the mediatek chipset will convert properly to PAL50, so thats most of the DIVX players.

    Including Skyworth and all the DK Digital range.
     
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    right , if its the standard scart kit that comes with the PS2 then thats your problem. You will know if its that particular lead as it will have audio left and right plus a yellow video lead plugged in to a detachable scart block.

    First port of call if this is what you are using is a proper RGB scart lead. this should sort the problem out.
     
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    Yeah, I was going to add that lots of no-name, Chinese cheap an' cheerful supermarket jobs, ironically might work, as it's one of the things they like to do.

    Regards

    Mark
     
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    If its a PAL60 image and the TV didn't support it, I would expect a colour picture that rolled. Not a stable B&W picture.

    As someone else said, probably just needs an RGB SCART connection.
     

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