DVD Player that plays PAL discs at 60hz?

Skyav

Standard Member
Hello all,

I'm currently running a Pioneer DVD player through an Optoma/Themescene H30. I'm very happy with the set up except for a noticeable "whistling" sound that the colourwheel has developed recently (I've had it over two years now).

The good news is the whistling disappears when playing a region 1 (NTSC) disc because the colourwheel spins slightly faster due to the 60hz output. I can set my Pioneer to lock to 60hz, but it has trouble playing PAL discs on this setting (you get 'frame jitter' - I'm sure there is a correct technical term for it).

Anyway - my question is; is there a good multi-region DVD player at around the £100 mark that will correctly convert a PAL signal to a stable 60hz output?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Skyav:thumbsup:
 

Geoff_D

Distinguished Member
This won't be of much help now, but the Panny S97 does a superb job of converting PAL to a 60Hz 525p (NTSC) signal. I had a Pioneer 470 briefly before that and it was terrible at doing this (and much more besides!), but the Panny has been great.
 

Skyav

Standard Member
Thanks for that, Geoff...I did have a look around the net but they seem fairly tricky to come by...and perhaps a bit out of my price range.

Are there any similar machines out there, I wonder?

Skyav:thumbsup:
 

Iain-

Novice Member
Geoff_D said:
This won't be of much help now, but the Panny S97 does a superb job of converting PAL to a 60Hz 525p (NTSC) signal. I had a Pioneer 470 briefly before that and it was terrible at doing this (and much more besides!), but the Panny has been great.
Panasonic have just introduced the DVD-S99EG-S which I believe replace the S97. It's currently available here:
http://www2.computeruniverse.net/default.asp

..and possibly EU wide later in the year.

Definitly a machine to consider.;)
 

Skyav

Standard Member
Thanks for the recommendation - I'll keep an eye out, although it could be a little out of my price range...

Are there any other suggestions peeps???

Skyav:thumbsup:
 

Skyav

Standard Member
Hi Sparkytoon,

Thanks very much for the offer...I've decided I need to talk to Optoma about the colour wheel noise, and if I don't make any headway there, I may get in touch, although it might not be until my finances are a bit more solid. I use a Pioneer 565a myself, which I'm otherwise very happy with.

Naturally, don't let me stop you from finding another buyer in the meantime!

Regards,

Skyav:thumbsup:
 

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