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NTSC DVDs on PAL TV, need help!

Old 10-15-01, 06:45 AM
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NTSC DVDs on PAL TV, need help!

I just moved to Italy and will be buying a TV here(PAL), but plan on shipping out my movies and DVD player from the States(NTSC). Id like to know if I will have problems connecting my player to my new TV, I really dont understand what exactly the standard entails so any help would be appreciated.

The player is an older Pioneer DV525 and my movies are all NTSC U.S. Region. Thanks guys
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Old 10-15-01, 03:54 PM
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I've heard (don't know for sure) that a lot of European TVs have multi-standard support - you might want to look into this. If not, I guess you'll need to get a video converter device
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Old 10-18-01, 09:56 AM
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I'm pretty sure that the majority of TV's produced in Europe will accept an NTSC input without any need for external conversion. My 5 year old Sony widescreen TV (sold last year) accepted NTSC signals from a Pioneer 626D player without any problems so long as the SCART cable was placed in the appropriate socket.

That's another aspect of European TV's which I appreciate is that SCART is a Pan-European standard and allows for automatic widescreen signal switching on the majority of widescreen TV's (which are far more prevalent in Europe in comparison to the USA). Saves messing about with the 'aspect ratio' button on the remote control to change from 4:3 to widescreen as needed.
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