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PHILIPS DVDR880 - Does it do PAL60 conversion ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by chopsmoss, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. chopsmoss

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    as i was told it does when I bought it...

    but I cant seem to get mine to play NTSC disks on my TV without picture rolling or/and colour loss.

    Where as my cheapy dvd player works ok....
    but sometimes thinks some dvd+R's are cd and just plays back an aweful noise !!

    thx
    chops
     
  2. sunderland

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    well ive got the 880 and mine plays pal and ntsc all in colour is it set to rgb output in the settings that might be the problem
     
  3. chopsmoss

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    >well ive got the 880 and mine plays pal and ntsc all in colour is it set to rgb output in the settings that might be the problem
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    yes mines set to RGB out.

    I know my tv wont do pure NTSC ie. 60Hz
    but there is a thing called PAL60 which converts the NTSC 60HZ signal to a PAL compatible 50HZ.

    My other cheapo DVD player does this and works fine on my TV
    (a 28" Nokia)

    thanks for you help anyway

    chops
     
  4. phelings

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    The 880 will output NTSC as NTSC only-it will not change it.Your budget player will.
    You have already summised the cure to your problem-the tv will not accept pure NTSC.Change the set,or watch the NTSC discs on the budget player.Note,pure NTSC is better quality than a conversion.Good incentive to buy a new set.
     
  5. chopsmoss

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    weird cause I just found on the techtronics page that the 880 does PAL60 as standard ?


    http://www.techtronics.com/uk/shop/50-philips-dvd-r880-multi-region-dvd-player.html



    whereas my cheapo Acoustic Solutions does PAL60 ok with my TV
    it sometimes has problems reading DVD+R's , trying to play them as Cd's.......

    but the 880 reads them correctly but doesnt seem to do the PAL60 conversion !!!

    yes

    changing the tv wood be good
    but the missus likes its real wood surround
    and the picture is still fine.

    and the only other one like it is the Philips 32" which is over £1000 !!

    thanks for your help

    chops
     
  6. johnjackthom

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    I wonder if your TV is really getting an RGB signal from the 880.

    With RGB, pure NTSC and PAL60 signals should be identical, ie RGB at 60Hz.

    The differnce between the two systems is in the colour subcarrier frequency which isn't an issue for RGB.
     
  7. chopsmoss

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    yup

    think its getting RGB

    as when I turn the colour right down via the remote on the tv
    to nothing

    I still have a full colour picture

    thx again

    chops
     
  8. chopsmoss

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    they say I need a tv capable of displaying NTSC

    so I guess that means NO to the PAL60...........


    chops
     

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