DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

B&w R1

Old 08-24-02, 11:59 AM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 6
B&w R1


Nit quite sure if this is in the right forum though I strongly believe that somebody had a similar with R1 DVDs playing on a multiregion-player.
I own a Toshiba mr-player, which used to be just a region 2 player. So far everything worked fine. Ordered DVDs from Australia and had no problems with the region 4.
Now I was on holidays in New York and got some region 1 DVDs back. Unfortunately, I only get a black and white picture. It's also not 100% clear and have to switch to S-Video to have a good picture.
I also own quite an old German TV but if it's the TV why can I watch Region 4 in color. I just don't know what the problem is: DVD. DVD-player, or TV.
Does somebody have an answer?
Editor is offline  
Old 08-24-02, 11:51 PM
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 72
That sounds to be a NTSC/PAL problem. Generally, it seems, when you've got a NTSC signal showing up in Black and White on a TV (that's otherwise not b&w) it's probably a PAL tv that doesn't support NTSC right.

What you need to do is see if you can convert the signal, since your player's putting out a NTSC signal, not PAL (I think). There are standalone converters on the internet, but I think you could get around that.

Region 4, to my knowledge, is PAL. Only r1, r2-Japan and some of Hong Kong is NTSC, to oversimplify.

And how do you get s-video into an 'old German TV', anyway?

More details about your player could prove helpful.
codger is offline  
Old 08-25-02, 07:09 AM
Mod Emeritus
benedict's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Outside of the U.S.A.
Posts: 10,674
I've copied this over to Hardware for additional input.

benedict is offline  
Old 08-25-02, 10:50 AM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 6

Thanks for your answer. It's true I have a Pal TV. You were talking about converting the signal. Could you tell me more?
I tried to change the set up of my Toshiba 210E (chipped) player to Pal output but then I get the message that my replay is restricted and another saying not Pal on the TV screen. I guess because I'm trying to play a region1 DVD.
In addition, I guess my Grundig is not that old (ten to 15 years). I changed the output set up of my player to s-video and the pic got clearer.
So please tell me more about converting the signal or do I have to buy a new TV and what should I look out for to avoid similar problems?
Editor is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.