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Old 12-17-01, 05:07 AM
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Ntsc TV........

Hi.
I guess this may be a stupid question but I hope that someone can help me anyway.......
I currently own a standard NTSC tv and was wondering if there is any way to maybe modify it to play PAL signal too(as I'm moving to Europe soon!!) or will I have to throw it out and purchase a new one (which I don't really want to do as it is quite a new tv).

Any help will be gratefully received...
Thanks.
Old 12-17-01, 10:34 AM
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I don't know if you can convert a TV but you can convert a PAL/SECAM signal to NTSC. You will also have to convert the power. Europe runs on a 50Hz power system the US is on 60Hz.
Old 12-17-01, 01:51 PM
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You're probably better off buying a new TV when you get to Europe. An NTSC-to-PAL converter will cost you about $600, and I would imagine that shipping something as big and heavy as a TV to Europe could be pretty expensive.
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You'll also save on the hospital bills when the TV blows up because of the different voltages they use over there in their demi-retarded electrical systems.

Besides, most of the new TVs I saw over there were widescreen, nary a 4:3 set to be found.

Mmmmmm, widescreen. Good luck in Europe, Big Guy!
Old 12-17-01, 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by Fanboy
You'll also save on the hospital bills when the TV blows up because of the different voltages they use over there in their demi-retarded electrical systems.
Voltage converters are pretty common. I would say that the power supply is not a concern.
Old 12-20-01, 11:25 PM
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converters.....

Delivering the tv to Europe is no problem(my company will pay for all transportation!!!!!!!!!!!)

So what is the verdict on these "convertors"any cop????Worth the money????Easy to get a hold of????

I know that PAL gives a better picture( I used to live in the UK)....And these days have many more of the DVD"s I want...

Just my sh***y luck that I have to move to countries where there is a conflict in tc signals.....
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I would strongly suggest you buy a new set when you get there. Firstly, you would not have to search for a reliable voltage converter. Secondly, a color converter isn't cheap and is very hard to find (an NTSC to Pal is more common). Thirdly, you cannot receive on-air Pal broadcasts on your NTSC TV.
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NTSC it really stands for N-never T-the S-same C-color.

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