Multiregion DVD player question

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  1. Greg Hook

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    Hi

    I am looking to get my brother a multiregion DVD player for his birthday.

    From replies gratefully received in another message I think I may go for a multiregion Toshiba 210.

    My brothers TV isn't particularly new (although it has scart sockets, so its not that old!) and probably doesn't accept an NTSC signal.

    Will a region 1 disc played through a multiregion DVD player play properly on any TV?

    Cheers
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    If his TV does'nt take NTSC, make sure the DVD player can output 60hz PAL instead of NTSC, most PAL TVs can handle that i believe. Many players output 60hz PAL, but i don't know about the Toshiba 210.
     
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    The Tosh is NTSC or PAL, no PAL 60 option that I can see on mine.
     
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    Are any of the TV's scarts RGB compatiable? If they are then set the DVD to RGB and you won't have a problem.
     
  5. Greg Hook

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    Thanks for the help all who replied.

    I will have to see if I can get my sister-in-law to sneek a peek at their TV without my brother noticing.

    I know it is a JVC about 20" but don't know exact model.

    Cheers
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    There may well be a problem with this advice as well. I had a RGB output that I could never get a Philips TV to lock onto in RGB and NTSC. I agree that the theory of RGB bypassing NTSC and PAL is fine. In reality some funny things happen in TVs that aren't always obvious, this stops the above being the be all and end all of advice. Try beforehand if you can. I had similar issues witha 21 inch JVC s well.

    The latest odd ball I have found is many TVs convert RGB to component for additional processing (100Hz etc) and then back to RGB to send to the guns. Daft eh?
     
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    Use of RGB does not circumvent ALL of the issues surrounding NTSC vs PAL. Before a TV is capable of displaying an NTSC-formatted signal (however it is connected) it must be able to display the fundamental structure of the video signal ie 525 lines, 60hz field refresh rate. If it can't - then no connection will, on its own, solve the problem.

    If the TV can't display a 525 line 60hz image, then the only solutions are:

    1) a new TV. This is the best option.
    2) a digital standards converter - expensive and likely to degrade the signal somewhat - probably less attractive than a new TV
    3) a DVD player that will fully convert the signal to genuine PAL (with 625 lines and 50hz refresh).

    The last is probably the cheapest option. PAL50 (as it is referred to) is a feature typically found on cheap low-end players, like the Tesco Dansai model. But, it isn't without its artefacts. The conversion usually introduces some jerkiness into the image, visible on moving objects and camera pans.

    So, I HOPE that the TV will cope with 525 lines, 60hz. The bad news is that, for a time at least, JVC were one of the few manufacturers that DID make TVs that could NOT handle 525/60.
     
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    and Philips was the other!
     
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    I stand corrected, once again my visite here has taught me something new.

    Long may it continue:)
     
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    The tube inside my JVC is a ...........Philips!

    Probably been sharing kit for ages.

    The 100hz tvs that convert RGB to Component and back again, I wonder if theres a way of tinkering with them as someone mentioned that they convert to a prog scan signal and back again as well.

    Or am I going mad??
     
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    Too much chocolate?

    Seriously I think that modding them would be a no no. The boards in these modern tellys are very complicated and low budget stuff, not really designed for the DIYer unfortunately.
     
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    I´m scoffing a piece as I type!! Dairy Milk in fact!!

    It was just a thought on the TV, easier to get a TV that accepts Prog scan from the outset I suppose.
     

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