NTSC possible problems?

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BennyBoyUK

Guest
Hi,

I just bought a new Sony NS700V today and connected it via scart to my Wharfedale 850 TV. I originally had a panasonic multi-region player and becasue fo this I have a lot of region 2 dvds. All was going well until I went to play a region 2 dvd (Coyote Ugly) which clearly says on the disk NTSC. It went in and the picture wwnt slightly 'boxy' and black and white! Looking in the manual it says that it's possibly because the TV won't accept the NTSC colours. However, I have played this DVD on the asme TV before and it didn't have any problems then. Anyone have an idea what this could be? Thanks.
 
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Squirrel God

Guest
Sony players only output pure NTSC signals, whereas your previous player was probably converting to PAL60. If your TV is not NTSC compatible, then I'm afraid it won't play. If it's not already, try setting up your DVD player to output RGB and make sure it's plugged into the RGB capable scart on your TV. That might help.
 

Reiner

Active Member
Unless it's a bootleg or Japanese R2 I doubt that your Coyote Ugly is actually NTSC ... care to clarify!?
 
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BennyBoyUK

Guest
No it definitely is. It says clearly on the disk NTSC alongside Digital Sound, Dolby Digital and then a world with a 1 in it which I assume is the code. It also says the same thing on the back of the box. I got it from a Canadian site (dvdboxoffice) and it has a canadian flag on the back. How many DVDs come recorded in NTSC then?
 

Jase

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by BennyBoyUK
No it definitely is. It says clearly on the disk NTSC alongside Digital Sound, Dolby Digital and then a world with a 1 in it which I assume is the code. It also says the same thing on the back of the box. I got it from a Canadian site (dvdboxoffice) and it has a canadian flag on the back. How many DVDs come recorded in NTSC then?

If it´s Canadian then its Region 1 not 2. That 1 in a world denotes the region. It´s probably as Squirrel God has said, your TV can´t accept the NTSC signal.

All Region 1 (USA & Canada) discs are NTSC as are the Japanese Region 2 discs. Sure there are others as well, hopefully someone will list them.
 
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BennyBoyUK

Guest
Doh! I realised my mistake - I thought region 2 were American/Canadian but looking at all my disks I bought from Canada they are region 1. Do a lot of DVDs come in NTSC.
 

kevenh

Standard Member
You've confused me!
If you have a multiregion DVD player you'll tend to buy Region 1 and Region 4 disks as they're cheaper than our R2 disks.

From your last post it sounds like you own a Region 1 copy of Coyote Ugly.

(Also, are Japanese R2 disks all NTSC?)
 

kevenh

Standard Member
Blimey! I must learn to type quicker.

Two new posts arrived while I was typing mine :blush:

Glad you're sorted...
 

Reiner

Active Member
You confused me, too, as you said it's a R2 disk. Nevermind though ... :)

Brief breakdown of the regions:
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R0 (No region) - PAL or NTSC
R1 (USA, Canada) - NTSC
R2 (Europe) - PAL
R2 (Japan) - NTSC
R3 (Asia) - NTSC
R4 (Australia) - PAL
R4 (South America, Mexico) - ?
R5 (India, Africa, Russia and former USSR countries) - ?
R6 (China) - NTSC
R7 - Currently not used
R8 - Airplanes / Cruise Ships

Note that DVDs can also contain several region codes, i.e. it's possible to have a disc which plays on R2 and 4, but nowhere else!
 

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