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NTSC and PAL/SECAM ?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by htwild1, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. htwild1

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    Hi,

    I plan to get a Hyundai 32" LCD 320WR here in the US and bring it to Southeast Asia for a gift.

    The model sold here has NTSC tuner for the TV, voltage is fine (100-240v).

    My question is, can this set be used there with NTSC tuner (i.e., be able to tune in to local stations) where the region is broadcasting with PAL/SECAM system? Or this is for the use of VCD or DVD only.

    Thanks.
     
  2. David Mackenzie

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    It won't be able to tune into local stations. If it accepts PAL at all (which I'm not sure of) it will only be over the video inputs.

    This is, unless the set has a multi-system tuner. But these are expensive and always marked.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Looks like I have to look for a dual system.
     
  4. David Mackenzie

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    No prob. Btw, www.220giftcenter.com has some. They also have a store in New York that you can visit.
     
  5. htwild1

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    I checked that site and found a converter from PAL to NTSC.

    "TVs: Take your NTSC American TV overseas or bring your PAL or SECAM TV to the USA. Using the high quality conversion quality of the CMD-1200 to convert TV signals you can use any PAL or NTSC TV to view any type of broadcast signal in the world. Eliminating the need to buy a new multi-system TV set. Local TV tuner like a VCR, Cable Box or Satellite Receiver is required."

    The last sentence got me confused. Why can I just buy the converter, plug it in between the local cable/antenna source and the NTSC TV and be done with it?

    BTW the device is $$$!
     
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    Sadly no, the Com World standards converters only have Composite and S-Video video inputs. That wouldn't solve the problem. I haven't seen that specific converter, but standards conversions are usually pretty messy.

    Do you get cable/satellite service out there? What if you subscribed to one of those, and plugged the decoder they give you into the video inputs?
     
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    No it wouldn't. Unless it states otherwise, the tuner will only be able to tune into local stations.
     
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    As long the TV's inputs accept PAL and NTSC all you need to do is connect a tuner to the TV when you reach your destination country. The tuner could be a VHS/DVD recorder, digital terrestrial/cable/satellite set top box etc. Obviously digital sources are going to look best when connecting to an LCD.
     
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    So what you're saying, regardless of the TV capabilty, I still need to hook it up to a VCR/DVD (local) in order to see the local stations?

    All I want to do is to be able to connect from the antenna/local cable box directly to the TV.

    I am getting more confused now. I think Sceptre is the one(?).

    Thanks for the input.
     
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    Then your best bet is to obtain the TV locally.
    There are just too many variations in TV standards to make moving a TV to another part of the world possible.
     
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    I want to bring it in country due to high taxes there. The price is very high (2-3 times) and not a whole lot of choice to pick from.

    Even with a converter, I am better off buying outside.

    Thanks.
     

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