minato and ntsc

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by pdgnews, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. pdgnews

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know if the Minato DVD player (sold in Tesco) can output NTSC material as either PAL60 or PAL50? My TV (cheap Tesco model) doesn't handle NTSC - and the manual is next to useless.

    If the minato won't do it, then I guess it's the Cyberhome from Richer Sounds for me then (which converts NTSC to a juddery PAL50).
     
  2. RichardA

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    Yes the G1 will output Region 1 NTSC disks as PAL 60, PAL (50) or true NTSC.

    There is even a specific key on the remote to select this!
     
  3. pdgnews

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    Brilliant! That's just what I need.
     
  4. pdgnews

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    OK, got the player. It works great - NTSC can be output as NTSC/PAL/PAL60/PAL60R (the latter is PAL 60 with the fields reversed). The only downside is that it doesn't send the widescreen signal over the SCART lead - which might put a few people off.

    Oh, and NTSC to PAL is so jerky that it's practically unwatchable. NTSC to PAL60 is fine though.
     
  5. Doubledoom

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    What is it with electrical goods sold by Tesco.

    The wharfedale 750/750s didn't support auto-widescreen switching. One of their tvs didn't either and now this one.
     

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