PAL to NTSC on Pioneer 5100

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Paul Swires, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Paul Swires

    Paul Swires

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    I live in South Africa (PAL system) and need to convert some PAL VHS tapes onto DVD's that will play in the US (NTSC)
    Now some people say that I should just do them on normal PAL DVD's because most DVD players in the US can playback PAL DVD's. Others say I should not leave this to chance as the person on the other side, their DVD player might NOT be able to play them back ..... they say rather convert the PAL VHS videos to NTSC DVD's which will DEFINATELY playback OK in the US.
    If I choose the latter option using my Pioneer 5100, can I do a format conversion with a setting on the recorder or not. If so, how !!
    Although I have a seperate PC and capturing software etc I did not really want to go down that route as there are MANY tapes that need converting and they are all LONG (lots of time capturing and HUGE hard drive space needed)

    Need advice quick .... thanks !


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