Pal/pseudo pal/ntsc - ouput question

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Suki, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. Suki

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    My second post today - I have a region selectable pioneer 505 and currently have the switch at the back set to pal ( other options are auto and ntsc) .My TV is set to pal for the dvd channel.

    This gives me convenience - i only need change the region and not the tv system when i move from r1 to r2 discs.

    Am I missing out on quality - has anyone any comments ?


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    No, you aren't.

    Signal degradation occurs when some sort of conversion takes place.
    Contrary to popular belief, there is no "conversion" of the signal occurring with DVD. Unlike NTSC VHS (where the signal is stored on the tape as NTSC and is therefore converted to PAL60 on suitably-equipped players), the video signal is not stored on the disc as NTSC. It is stored as a 525/60 picture structure, but the colour information is stored in a native format which is neither PAL nor NTSC. Hence no conversion, and no degradation.
     

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