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Need a TV that will do ntsc 3.58, 4.58 and PAL

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by p4ntb0y, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. p4ntb0y

    p4ntb0y
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    I have lots of Japanese Stuff like a
    Japanese Camrecorder,
    Japanese Game Q (Its made by matu****a has a DVD player in it).
    I am in the UK.
    I would like to know what TVS 21" ish will best suit my needs.
    I would like to have a flat screen.
    I have about 300 pounds for this item.
    So if anyone can reccomend me a TV I would be gratfull.
     
  2. Loada

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    I have a 21" Sony flatscreen Wega (LS21?) that does the job admirably. I bought it (about a year ago) for around £280 predominantly as a gaming TV to run import games consoles on. I've tested it with the following and had no problems whatsoever:

    USA Xbox (NTSC 3.58) via SVIDEO/Comp
    UK Xbox (PAL60/NTSC 4.43 and PAL50) via SVIDEO/Comp
    USA/JAP Gamecubes (NTSC 3.58) via SVIDEO
    USA Dreamcast (NTSC 3.58) via SVIDEO
    USA/JAP Super Nintendo (NTSC 3.58) via RGB-SCART/SVideo
    UK PS1 (NTSC 3.58 and PAL) via RGB-SCART
    USA N64 (NTSC 3.58) via SVIDEO/Comp

    The TV has 2 SCARTS, one is RGB-capable, and it has composite socketry under the front flap. It is 4:3 aspect (not widescreen) but that's not really an issue for me.

    I've had older Sony 21" in the past for the same task and I didn't hesitate when I had to buy a new one. They are more expensive than the competition but they work flawlessly with NTSC without any screen-shifting or aspect problems. I've had some terrible (read: cheaper) 21" TVs which have mucked around with the picture in NTSC mode (offsetting and the like) and I found you definitely get what you pay for.

    Another set to look out for might be one by Toshiba, as they too understand the importance of a decent NTSC picture. However, I don't have any direct experience of them to confirm that so you might have to try before you buy.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Many Thanks this sounds like exactly what I need!!
     

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