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PAL/SECAM television

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by SimonY, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. SimonY

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    I am looking for a good value (i.e. cheap) CRT television of around 21" that can be used in Brittany - close enough to the Channel Islands to pick up UK television but I would like to receive French as well. I know that top end televisions have PAL and SECAM capability and some small portables as well but would like something around 21". Can anyone help please?

    An alternative might be to buy a cheap(ish) PAL television here and a French SECAM VCR. If I then connected the VCR to the television using SCART would this overcome the PAL/SECAM issue? Would it need to be an RGB connection or would composite video be OK (quality is not an issue)? There is a side benefit of doing this that I could connect a different antenna to the video in case this is an issue as well.
     
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    Most TVs sold in France are both PAL and SECAM capable.
    The answer is to buy a cheapie in France.

    (double-checking that it is dual-standard before parting with your cash , of course ).

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     

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