The best way for NTSC --> PAL Conversion (not with an NTSC TV!!!)

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  1. anu

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    I'm trying to buy a Multiregion DVD Player right now, but my TV doesn't play NTSC, so I'm trying to either get a Player which converts to PAL 60 itself - what is the quality like on this? Either that, or I may end up dishing out £50 at maplins for a convertor, but that, despite the price, looks a bit cheap - any info on that? If I have to do one, which would give a better image?

    I can't change the TV, so that ain't an option :( ..

    And how bad does the picture actually get when you do these conversions? :-\
     
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    Does your television accept PAL60 signal is the key question.

    If you tired NTSC and it was black and white, then your television probably does PAL60 but not NTSC. If you played NTSC and just got rolling picture then your television may not accept 60Hz signals at all.

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    go to the NTSC to Pal thread. Pal 60 technically is better than NTSC as Pal has a slightly better colour system. Althougth the diiference in not noticable, NTSC and Pal 60 are for all intents and purposes almost identical, no coversion takes place, the DVD player outputs what you tell it to, techinally speaking the info on the DVD isn't encoded in Pal or NTSC.
     
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    Yes. Assuming

    a) your TV can resolve the 525line, 60hz structure of the video signal (which the majority can)

    b) EITHER your DVD player will output PAL60 (aka pseudoPAL) OR the TV can accept RGB via SCART and the DVD player will output RGB

    then you will get a stable colour image, equal to or slightly better than 'pure' NTSC, and close to the quality you get from a true PAL disc.
     
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    I've got the Toshiba SD420e which will convert NTSC to Pal 50.

    Nice player too.
     
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    NTSC and PAL 60 outputs for an NTSC disk look pretty much the same with my player and TV. I certainly wouldn't say PAL 60 was better.
     
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    NTSC and PAL60 only use different colour space models in composite and s-video -- PAL uses YUV, NTSC uses YIQ -- not in component and RGB, where they produce exactly the same results.

    *Or should do, assuming the colour calibration on your display devices is the same for NTSC and PAL60.

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