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

TVs that display NTSC and PAL?

Old 10-12-05, 07:19 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Posts: 3,956
TVs that display NTSC and PAL?

I'm going region-free but I don't think my current player (modded PS2) actually converts PAL to NTSC.

I'm in the market for a TV, so I was wondering.... Do all LCD TVs display PAL, simply because of what they are? I mean, it's not like LCDs have static refresh rate, per se. If I don't go LCD, do most HD sets support this multi-function, since they're high-end?
tor_greg is offline  
Old 10-12-05, 07:30 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Portland
Posts: 8,324
I don't know about most, but there are some that do. And some that do, don't come out and say it. My plasma does PAL and NTSC, but to switch it over to PAL I have to go into the hidden service menu and make the change there. My LCD TV, on the other hand, just switches on the fly.

It shouldn't really matter though, because if you're going to spend the money for a digital TV, you really should just spend a few extra dollars for a decent multi-region player that does conversion. The PS2 is not a good DVD player, I don't care what people say, I've had one and owned multiple players. Hands down, the PS2 always loses in terms of quality, features and ease of use. You can get a better multi-region player for under $50 now, I'd suggest going that route and keep the PS2 for the games.
renaldow 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.