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Old 09-20-00, 07:29 PM
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My family and I are moving to England in 2 months. I have a Toshiba 2109 that I love, and I have about 50 DVDs. I'm not going to start over again, so I need a TV that will accept my NTSC input. Any suggestions on a good model TV and how I can hook my 2109 up to it?
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hi - let me be the first to welcome you to our shores
- you should have no problem getting a TV thats NTSC compatible - usually Sony, Panasonic & Toshiba TV's are your safest bets.
Most high street stores know about NTSC anyway
Hooking up to your 2109 will have to be s-video to s-video, or s-video to SCART.
SCART is a 21 pin cable that we europeans use!(Most tv's have at least one scart)
You will need to visit Tandy's(Radio Shack in USA) if they have any stores left open!(they have been closing at a rapid pace!), and get yourself a voltage convertor (about £30, $42.)

Otherwise use Maplin, they have then for £20 - £40 ($28 - $56)

We are big into Widescreen tv's over here - so 4:3 tv's are well cheap at the mo (not quite as cheap as the US thou!)
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Just while I'm passing through, welcome to the forums Delh.

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Thanks for the welcome - been reading for some weeks, just thought it was time to 'take the next step!'
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I live in the UK, and have been surprised by quite how well new TVs are to handle NTSC signals PAL TVs are. I recently bought a very cheap Goodmans 28" TV (almost an own brand) and it accepts a 60hz, NTSC signal fine. Just check with the store - the worst they can do is let you look in the manual, which will usually list it as a feature in the back somewhere.

Welcome to the UK, it's cold and wet

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cloud - Iíll swap ya
Old 09-23-00, 02:44 PM
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hi,

my friend has just bought a multi region player, but it only plays the region 1 disks in black and white.

What's the deal here? Is that because it does not pick up NTSC? What can he do?
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by jonathan.e:
cloud - Iíll swap ya <HR>


That's O.K. jonathan. Even though I miss London and my family, living here in the U.S. is overall much better. Especially when it comes to buying DVDs and online/retail special offers.



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