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Sony DAVS550 PAL output with R1 discs?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by CounterWhine, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. CounterWhine

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    Hi All,

    A friend at work has bought a Sony DAVS550 that's been chipped for multi-region. Her TV is PAL only and the only connection options she has are composite-to-Scart and S-Video-to-Scart. Consequently she's getting B&W images whenever she plays a R1 disc.

    Is there a way of forcing the DAVS550 to output PAL regardless of the disc. Any other options (a cheap external NTSC-to-PAL converter perhaps)?

    TIA,

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    I'm sure her telly's really nice an'all but I think the best option would be to change it something with native NTSC support. Failing that, an all-in-one DVD system which outputs PAL50/60 (here current TV may not even like PAL60). No cheap external convertor is going to look much cop.

    You can't beat a bit of pre-purchase research (!) :)

    HTH,
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    Well the DAVS550 is brand new and changing the TV is not in the plan either.

    I was kind of hoping for a setup option/hack in the Sony that would force it to convert to PAL.

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    I don't know of any Sony machines which do a conversion from NTSC. Even Techtronics can't/won't/don't do it on their 550's.

    Maybe look at transcoders from Keene/Maplin/Lektropacks and the like. Or change all her R1's for R2s...

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