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Was wondering about PAL vs NTSC

Old 03-15-07, 02:08 AM
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Was wondering about PAL vs NTSC

I was directed here when I was considering getting a region free player. I'm thinking about the Philips 5160 (IIRC).

But for now, I was wondering how the PAL vs NTSC encoding works in terms of seeing a R2 release on an NTSC TV, etc. Does it depend on the release, etc?
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Old 03-15-07, 03:00 AM
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It only really depends on if your player has an "Ntsc to Pal converter" which essentially converts pal into ntsc, so you don't need to have a pal tv.
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Old 03-15-07, 08:23 AM
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Also - there is a multisystem TV around that can accept both PAL and NTSC. I think its pretty common in some country but I'm not sure you can find these kind of TV in North America though.
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Old 03-15-07, 03:06 PM
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If the 5160 is the replacement for the 642, you do not need a PAL tv to watch PAL discs. The Philips player has a built-in converter.

Do confirm that there is a region hack for the model before you purchase, though.
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