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DVD players with NTSC conversion to PAL 50

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Furber, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. Furber

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    I apologise straight off - I'm sure there is loads of info in the existing threads, but there is so much stuff to trawl through now. Can anyone please tell me which (decent) DVD players convert NTSC to PAL 50. Thanks for your patience. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Razor

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    There is absolutely no dvd player that can display NTSC as PAL50 I had the same problem a few months ago and I had to revert to a HTPC with powerstrip to solve my issues. I phoned pioneer, denon, panasonic, arcam etc. Most do NTSC to PAL60.
     
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    Thanks for your reply, but I know that most JVC players convert to PAL 50, and that the Toshiba SD420 did. I just wondered what others were available.
     
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    Oh. I didnt know that JVC can convert to PAL50, the Optoma RD540/RD65 cant display a 60Hz picture without juddering. If this is true it would help a good few people out. I have just looked on the JVC website and does say NTSC Playback on PAL TV. I will ring them up tomorrow and see if they can help me with my problem. :smashin: Im sorry I couldnt help you. At lest you know Denon, Pioneer and Panasonic dont have players with these features.
     
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    Good luck! I e-mailed JVC weeks ago about which players would convert - the only reply I have had is "our players will only play Region 2 discs". I pointed out to them that a lot of Region 0 discs, for example, are NTSC but I've had no further response. Please let me know if you can get any more info out of them.
     
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    You must be able to do a region hack via remote?
     
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    Absolute drivel. It's a common feature on many cheapo supermarket chinese-made jobs. However, it's nigh-on impossible to state with any reliability which, as they come and go so frequently.

    I should say, though, that those that do full conversion rarely do it very well. Minor aspect ratio errors are common, and jerkiness of movement is typical.

    It is much better to use a TV that can display 525-60.
     
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    Hi, this is great news that there are actually dvd players that convert NTSC to PAL50. As you know there are a few Optoma owners struggling with the 60hz judder issue. I have cured the problem on my RD65 with a HTPC and powerstrip. But it would be good information for others without the luxury of a HTPC.
     
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    All the DK Digital range can convert
    I have the 915 £40 from ebuyer
    divx, xvid, mp3, wma supported as well
     
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    "our players will only play Region 2 discs" Region 2 covers Japan which is NTSC....so it doesn't have to be Region 0. The original cheapo Samsung DVD player converted to PAL 50 too...
     
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    And those problems aren't confined to cheap players - the Denon 3910 at £900 produces a truly dreadful picture when converting NTSC to PAL. Jerky isn't the word... ;-(
     
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    It probably isn't that great news; these players, as I said above, typically produce jerky movement when they are converting, so it's perhaps not much different.

    This conversion, I'd say, is only really any good for folks with old 625-only, smallish screens and a non-critical view. Or those who want to make (illegal) PAL VHS copies on a regular VCR.
     
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    I see, shame. Oh well back to the pc. Thanks for your time LV426
     
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    Actually, both the Alba 65 and the Samsung 709 - so presumably other players of the same line since then - do excellent NTSC to PAL50 conversion.
     
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    If I feed an NTSC disc to my Pioneer DV575, it will output fH 31.50Khz and fV 59.93hz.
    If I tell it to convert it to PAL, it will output fH 31.30Khz and fV 49.99Hz which
    is the same if I use a PAL disc with no conversion turned on.

    The figures are reported by my Sony LCD proj (component cables).
     
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    If I feed an NTSC disc to my Pioneer DV575, it will output fH 31.50Khz and fV 59.93hz.
    If I tell it to convert it to PAL, it will output fH 31.30Khz and fV 49.99Hz which
    is the same if I use a PAL disc with no conversion turned on.

    The figures are reported by my Sony LCD proj (component cables).
     
  17. Razor

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    Thank you for that rickard.

    I have been told that the 575 was good at PAL but wasnt 100% convinced. 100% proof. :clap:
     
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    The Pioneer DV470 does NTSC to PAL50, I was told it could do PAL60hz before I bought it but it doesnt. With it set to PAL it will output any disc as PAL50hz but thankfully it does it very well with hardly any jutter but I have to admit I would have preferred a player which could do PAL60hz but trying to find a player which is multi-region, divx/xvid compatible and has PAL60hz is no easy task.
     

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