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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Please some help folks for this technologically challenged Queen lover, what is PAL format, and what is NTSC format?

I don't want to buy the wrong thing and alot of items on the QOL shop say they are available in BOTH formats.

Currently I only own a REGULAR CD player, I DON't own a DVD player or the new CD players that play that New technology Super Sound whatever...

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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you live in the United States the format you want is NTSC.


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Janet wrote:

If you live in the United States the format you want is NTSC.


But what is NTSC, and what is PAL and what's the difference and what kind of player do I need for each, CD plyare, DVD player, etc.


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For example, a recording made in the France could not be played on an American VCR or DVD player.

If you view video tapes or DVD's that are from outside of the United States, or send videos abroad, you must first convert the tape or disc to or from the foreign television standard.

The system used in America & Canada is called "NTSC". Western Europe and Australia use a system called "PAL", and Eastern Europe and France use "SECAM". Without standards conversion, it is impossible to view a video program that is recorded in a foreign country without first converting it..



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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Boz Boorer wrote:

For example, a recording made in the France could not be played on an American VCR or DVD player.

If you or your clients view video tapes or DVD's that are from outside of the United States, or send videos abroad, you must first convert the tape or disc to or from the foreign television standard.

The system used in America & Canada is called "NTSC". Western Europe and Australia use a system called "PAL", and Eastern Europe and France use "SECAM". Without standards conversion, it is impossible to view a video program that is recorded in a foreign country without first converting it..



Thank you so much. So I gather that I can play NTSC on any CD player....


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.high-techproductions.com/pal,ntsc.htm
those are only video and dvd formats. audio cd have no such formats

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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Problem... I was looking at the COMPLETE Freddie Mercury Solo Collection on QOL, which on the main page says it IS available in both PAL and NTSC formats.

When I clicked on PAL, it said it IS still available....when I clicked on NTSC...it said it is NOT available....


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's only the dvd's on that collection that are problem for you. you can listen those audio cd's without problem :)

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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you can get dvd player that shows both formats
http://www.dvdcity.com/codefree/codefree-ntsc-info.html

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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PAL and NTSC refer to frames per second of the video image. This means that regardless of the format, DVD or VHS, you need NTSC for North America (or Japan).

CDs have nothing to do with NTSC or PAL. For the Freddie box set, if you ever want to watch those 2 DVDs in your home, you'll neet the NTSC version.


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni wrote:

PAL and NTSC refer to frames per second of the video image. This means that regardless of the format, DVD or VHS, you need NTSC for North America (or Japan).

CDs have nothing to do with NTSC or PAL. For the Freddie box set, if you ever want to watch those 2 DVDs in your home, you'll neet the NTSC version.


nice reply, but little too late...

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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Boz Boorer wrote:

Zeni wrote:

PAL and NTSC refer to frames per second of the video image. This means that regardless of the format, DVD or VHS, you need NTSC for North America (or Japan).

CDs have nothing to do with NTSC or PAL. For the Freddie box set, if you ever want to watch those 2 DVDs in your home, you'll neet the NTSC version.


nice reply, but little too late...


I apologize for trying to simplify your link extravaganza...


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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Geewiz, I thought most tv-sets had been compatible for years and there's no NTSC or PAL-only dvd players even sold anymore. But I could be wrong, but you'd have to be a magician to find a dvd player round here that doesn't play both NTSC and PAL format DVD's.

Even my first el-cheap 90e player had a switch for Multi-format, pal or ntsc. Tv-compatibility won't be an issue. Region code can be though.




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Posted: 26 Mar 05, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni wrote:

Boz Boorer wrote:

Zeni wrote:

PAL and NTSC refer to frames per second of the video image. This means that regardless of the format, DVD or VHS, you need NTSC for North America (or Japan).

CDs have nothing to do with NTSC or PAL. For the Freddie box set, if you ever want to watch those 2 DVDs in your home, you'll neet the NTSC version.


nice reply, but little too late...


I apologize for trying to simplify your link extravaganza...


Hey guys...there's enough of me to THANK BOTH OF YOU very much for all of your help.

Now all I need is some extra cold hard cash....Now if anyone wants to help me with that...know a good horse I can bet on...just kidding..guess I'll wait to win the lottery..just kidding again. But really thank you to EVERYONE who helped me on this topic...now I am not as technologically challenged. Don't even ASK me to change a lightbulb!


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Posted: 27 Mar 05, 18:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've bought both of my Queen Greatest Video Hits DVDs in my country, Croatia (Europe). First is PAL and second is NTSC! :) Ofcourse, I have normal reproduction with both.