Ntsc-pal 50

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  1. dr_mabuse

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    Anyone know which machines can do this? I have only found one, which is the LG 4710, and I can't find any reviews of it. :mad: Anyone got this machine? Is it OK on picture performance?

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    I think most of the samsungs can. I know my old 709 did.
     
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    Isn't it PAL-60? :confused:

    Or is PAL-50 something else? :confused:
     
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    PAL 50 is another term for vanilla PAL that is the European standard. PAL 60 is the term for the converted signal that DVD players output from NTSC sources to enable display on European TV's, some of which cannot display pure NTSC.
    Therefore, if you can output an NTSC signal as PAL 50, you can view NTSC material on any European TV as well as archive to VHS or DVD-R as you see fit.

    I have found another player that does this: JVC XV-S302. Anyone got this player and can review it?

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    Thanks. I'd never heard of it called that before now. :) But with such few players apparently doing an NTSC to PAL-50 conversion, perhaps that's no surprise ;)
     
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    PAL = PAL-50
    PAL-60 = Pseudo-PAL
    NTSC

    I think Hitachi players can also do PAL-50, but check first.
    As well some budget players you can get at the supermarket but I wouldn't recommend them.
     
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    Bearing in mind that it takes some very trick bits of kit (read: expensive, we're talking a one with five zeros here) to convert 'pure' NTSC to 'pure' PAL smoothly, it's best to keep NTSC as such, or go for PAL 60. A £120 DVD player is going to struggle a little to do the conversion acceptably.

    BTW, PAL 60 used to be known as NTSC 4.43 - some less recent televisions may refer to this term in their manuals.
     

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