NTSC Tuner

quarry2006

Well-known Member
Considering upgrading my Sharp LC32P70E as the Freeview is locking more times than is acceptable (I know this is a quirk of this model but it's happening far too often and I really do believe there's something wrong with the set; in addition, there's a strange popping noise coming form the tv, even when it's switched off. Sounds like someone hitting a golf ball. Most unusual.). We've been offered another model - not from the P70 series as that's been discontinued - but I see from the spec that it has no NTSC tuner.

Will this mean I can't play any Region One DVDs through the set? Forgive me my ignorance but I would have thought the set would have to be compatible to receive the signal.
 

hamster

Novice Member
You only need an NTSC tuner if you are going to recieve broadcasts.

For a DVD input you will be OK if you use the SCART lead. Usually a European DVD player will also encode the output as PAL as the disc information is not encoded as NTSC anyway.
 

LV426

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hamster said:
For a DVD input you will be OK if you use the SCART lead. Usually a European DVD player will also encode the output as PAL as the disc information is not encoded as NTSC anyway.
True to the extent that discs are not encoded with their colour as PAL nor NTSC.

But they ARE encoded with a line/field structure which corresponds to PAL or NTSC (that is one or other of 625/50 or 525/60). And the TV will have to be able to handle both of these via its AV inputs, if both types of disc are to be played. No SCART lead will correct the inability of a TV to handle a given line/field structure.
 

quarry2006

Well-known Member
Thanks everyone, looks like I should be okay then.

Incidentally, the model is Sharp's LC32GA8E.
 

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