Recording R0 dvds

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  1. thesource

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    I have recently bought a 'Macrovision Video Stabilisor' from www.sonel.com.

    Although the product works when I record R2 dvds, it records in black and white when I record R0 dvds...

    Why is this?

    Can anyone help?

    Please???!!!
     
  2. mjn

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    becasue R2 are PAL, and R0 are usually NTSC
     
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    What are you recording on? What DVD player are you playing on?

    This is probably about video signal standards, rather than regions. If the R0 DVDs of which you speak have an NTSC signal on them, and your VCR(?) can't handle NTSC, then this is the problem.

    First, you can try setting the output of your DVD player to PAL. If this gives you a usable result, OK, but note that in all probability, the tape will be recorded in an unusual way (PAL525/60) which is only used in Brazil, I think, and may well be unplayable on other machines.

    Otherwise you will need either a DVD player with the ability to output true PAL/625/50 from an NTSC disc. Very few do (including some Samsung models). Or a digital video standards converter (Lektropacks, prices from £200-£850). If the latter, it will probably do away with the need for the "stabiliser" you have.
     
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    Thank for the quick replies guys...

    My setup:


    SONY 335DVD Multi Region
    Connected via - Macrovision disabler
    to...
    SONY Video
    connected via - scart
    to...
    SONY 32" Wide 50hz

    When playing back any DVD the picture is fine.

    When recording R2 DVD's to VHS the playback (from newly recorded tape) is in colour and fine

    When recording R0 DVD's to VHS the playback (from newly recorded tape) is shaky and B+W

    Is there a setting on the DVD or Video that needs changed to make R0 recording/playback better???

    Thanx again
     
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    Please re-read my response. Now you've added "shaky" to your question, this reaffirms that the problem is with your R0 DVDs being in NTSC format, whereas your R2 DVDs are in PAL.

    You'll get the same symptoms with a R2 disc from Japan - they are NTSC like R1 is, and like MOST R0 titles. You'll need a standards converter or a suitable DVD player, or a multistandard VCR.

    You simply CAN'T tape an NTSC video signal on a regular PAL VCR.
     
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    nigel,

    thanx again for the response...

    When i say shaky, I mean there are lines running across the width of the screen during video playback.

    Other than these the picture is fine, only in B+W...

    My TV can handle NTSC, so can the video and DVD,

    So why the problem converting the images from DVD playback to VHS?
     
  7. mjn

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    no, your video can't handle NTSC, it can only PLAY, and NOT record!!

    You need to have a video that has NTSC record facility, or a DVD player that can output true PAL!!!
     
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    thanx for all your help guys... appreciate the knowledge.:p
     
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    Your VCR might have NTSC playback facilities but most likely no NTSC recording function.
    Only a very few European VCR models support NTSC recording.
     

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