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Posted: 17 Nov 05, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bought the dvd for about 4 pounds. It doesnt work and heard somewhere that maybe the tv has to be in PAL mode. What is this? The DVD skips and is black and white. I hope I didnt get ripped off.


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Posted: 17 Nov 05, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like you are trying to playback a PAL disc on an NTSC system.

PAL is the color system using on televisions in the UK and NTSC is the color system used in North America.

You have to get 1) A DVD player that converts PAL to NTSC or 2) A PAL to NTSC convertor box

Personally I would get a DVD player that converts PAL to NTSC.

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Posted: 17 Nov 05, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

Sounds like you are trying to playback a PAL disc on an NTSC system.

PAL is the color system using on televisions in the UK and NTSC is the color system used in North America.

You have to get 1) A DVD player that converts PAL to NTSC or 2) A PAL to NTSC convertor box

Personally I would get a DVD player that converts PAL to NTSC.


Thanks,but its not worth it for a $10.00 dvd. Ill just take my losses and make sure next time its compatible.


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Posted: 17 Nov 05, 22:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tia, it will play on your pc if you have a dvd player installed, unless you wanted to watch on a big screen as i always do...


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Posted: 18 Nov 05, 22:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not only the DVD-player that needs to be compatible, but your TV needs to be as well.

I'm with Barry. Rip the DVD, and burn it again in NTSC format. But again, if you have a DVD-ROM, you can definitely watch it on your computer.


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Posted: 18 Nov 05, 22:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If your DVD player converts PAL to NTSC then it does not matter if the TV cannot play PAL though.

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Posted: 19 Nov 05, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Your not missing much...


Um, Whoooaaa!...?
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Posted: 21 Nov 05, 22:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not missing much?

Budapest 86 is one of Queen's greatest concerts ever. And you can trust me, as I've heard one or two others to compare!



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