NTSC discs & stripey image

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  1. Supersonic72

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    Heya all..

    Just wanted to bounce an idea around as regards upgrading an old bit of kit..

    I've got an old Panny RV-31 DVD player, its ok, but I have a couple of discs that I play which are NTSC format, and the image I get is a stripey mess of colour. The settings allow me to change to NTSC, but i get a b & w image instead which isnt really a solution. The display is a Panny PW7, conntected via the SCART board with quality Thor cabling...

    It makes a shocking sound when I play these discs, as the mechanism must be really struggling, so last night me and the missus thought a DVD recorder would be a good idea right now...

    So, looking at a Panny E-65 DVD recorder, as theyre going cheap right now, but would this play said discs. It looks like i have a batter range of SCART outputs than the RV-31 which doesnt even have RGB output!!

    Any ideas welcome!
     
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    The Panny SCART board is definitely fully multistandard and should be able to accept anything you throw at it.

    You could try pushing the input button a couple of times on the Panasonic remote as this switches between S-Video and Composite/RGB.

    Steve
     
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    Thanks for that...

    Just downloaded the E-65 manual, and there is mention of whether the TV is multistandard, PAL or NTSC, so youre saying its multistandard? (page 17).

    That'd make life easier!
     
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    Hi

    It's definitely multistandard. But it's also not the best way of connecting a modern DVD recorder to your panel.

    You should probably think about getting a component input board for your panel at some point.

    Steve
     

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