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NTSC VHS to DVD

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Seth Gecko, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. Seth Gecko

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    Help!!!!!

    I have a VHS tape of a really cool movie (Big Man on Campus) but it's NTSC format.

    I want to be able to backup this tape onto DVD. I have a Sony video, a Panasonic DVD-R/HDD recorder (I'm sure models at this point are irrelevant - if not I'll quote them later).

    I have a SCART cable that removes Macro protection etc - so no issues there with normal tapes - but NTSC is proving an issue. I can tell the Panny to record an NTSC signal - but the VHS is certainly not outputting PAL or NTSC - the best signal I can get gives a "fuzzy" B&W picture.

    HELP!!!!!!! What would I need to do the conversion!?!? :lease:
     
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    Your vcr will output PAL 60,not pure NTSC.Your Panasonic only records pure NTSC.Only Pioneer and Philips dvd recorders will record PAL 60.
    You're buggered!
    You need to get a multiformat vcr(not easy) or a new dvdr(not cheap).
    Standalone digital standards converters are expensive for a decent one :(
     
  3. Seth Gecko

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    So, if I just go out and purchase a Pioneer DVR420HS, my "problem" will be solved ?

    Just checking before I go and get one !!
     
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    If the VHS is copy protected you will need a special Scart lead to remove the CP,but yes,your problem will be solved
     
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    Sadmuppet - do you know how your TV displays the NTSC? I have NO idea about this, but is it likely it converts it to PAL 50 for display? If so you might just be able to get a signal from the TV to record on your Panny.

    Try playing the tape through to your TV then hit Direct TV Rec on the Panny.
    You may get a msg saying you can't do it, but it's worth a try.

    (US E85s don't have this because hey don't use scarts)
     
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    Hi

    I had a stack of NTSC tapes and copied them onto a Panasonic E30 from a Sony tru multi system VHS deck.

    You need to set the E30 etc to operate in NTSC mode and make sure your getting a true NTSC signal out of the VHS deck and not the modified one that most generic VCRs put out to play on TVs.

    I would offer doing it for you but I don't have any tech to remove macrovision.

    M
     
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    Pretty sure my LCD outputs pure NTSC if that's the signal it's getting - but I'd hazard that the VCR is outputing PAL60 as was mentioned earlier. I'll give that method a quick shot, failing that I can see the Pioneer swap over being the way. Damn - was happy with the Panny too - but hey I guess if this works then Laserdisk will be the same.....Hmmmmm wonder if AC3 Soundtrack can be done too..........
     

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