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PAL laserdisc on NTSC laserdisc player. question

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Anonymous
December 12, 2004 5:04:49 PM

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I have an NTSC player, but found a PAL laserdisc I really want. Now, I know
I can't just play it normally, but... I have an Worldwide Video format
VCR. Does anybody know If I can use it's conversion feature to watch it on
an NTSC television.

Do PAL and NTSC discs spin at the same speed? (If not I don't think I'll
be able to do it)

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Anonymous
December 12, 2004 10:47:54 PM

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half_eaten wrote:
> I have an NTSC player, but found a PAL laserdisc I really want. Now,
> I know I can't just play it normally, but... I have an Worldwide
> Video format VCR. Does anybody know If I can use it's conversion
> feature to watch it on an NTSC television.
>
> Do PAL and NTSC discs spin at the same speed? (If not I don't think
> I'll be able to do it)

I'm in UK, and many years ago (before Pioneer introduced NTSC-capable LD
players into the PAL market) I had two LD players - one PAL, and one NTSC.
I couldn't resist trying out "wrong" discs in both players, and in both
cases the discs just spun, with the speed just going up and down. But the
lasers never seemed to be able to lock onto any signal.

Out of interest, what's the disc? I'm intrigued.....

paul
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 12:10:34 AM

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"half_eaten" <half_eaten@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D 896701e60996455b3988f82badc118d@localhost.talkaboutvideo.com...
>I have an NTSC player, but found a PAL laserdisc I really want. Now, I
>know
> I can't just play it normally, but... I have an Worldwide Video format
> VCR. Does anybody know If I can use it's conversion feature to watch
> it on
> an NTSC television.

Nope, won't work. The NTSC LD player won't read the PAL disc at all.
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Anonymous
December 13, 2004 12:21:52 AM

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half_eaten <half_eaten@hotmail.com> wrote:
: I have an NTSC player, but found a PAL laserdisc I really want. Now, I know
: I can't just play it normally, but... I have an Worldwide Video format
: VCR. Does anybody know If I can use it's conversion feature to watch it on
: an NTSC television.

: Do PAL and NTSC discs spin at the same speed? (If not I don't think I'll
: be able to do it)

If an LD player can't handle PAL, there's nothing you can do.

--Leonid
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 7:46:56 AM

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For waht it is worth, I have found that a NTSC laserdisc recorded on to a DVD-r
will play on a PAL DVD player. I suspect that the reverse is true also. If
you can find someone with a PAL laserdisc player to record it on to DVD-R, you
will at least be able to watch the movie.
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 1:05:08 PM

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Leonid Makarovsky wrote:
> Not all the NTSC DVD Players can handle PAL DVDs. In fact only a few
can.
> Usually the ones where you can crack the region code.

However, since he was talking about transfering the PAL A/V content to
DVD-R, there would presumably be no region code of the PAL DVD-R, and
many of the cheaper NTSC DVD players (APEX, Norcent, Mintek, etc.)
would be able to play the PAL DVD-R whether the NTSC DVD player was
region hacked, or not.

-Junior
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 8:29:14 PM

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Thanks for the info! The disc is Genesis - The Way We Walk live. I'm sure I
can find an NTSC version if I look around.
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 8:51:08 PM

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ETVIDEO1 <etvideo1@aol.com> wrote:
: For waht it is worth, I have found that a NTSC laserdisc recorded on to a DVD-r
: will play on a PAL DVD player. I suspect that the reverse is true also. If
: you can find someone with a PAL laserdisc player to record it on to DVD-R, you
: will at least be able to watch the movie.

Not all the NTSC DVD Players can handle PAL DVDs. In fact only a few can.
Usually the ones where you can crack the region code.

--Leonid
Anonymous
December 13, 2004 9:04:24 PM

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>: For waht it is worth, I have found that a NTSC laserdisc recorded on to a
>DVD-r
>: will play on a PAL DVD player. I suspect that the reverse is true also.
>If
>: you can find someone with a PAL laserdisc player to record it on to DVD-R,
>you
>: will at least be able to watch the movie.
>
>Not all the NTSC DVD Players can handle PAL DVDs. In fact only a few can.
>Usually the ones where you can crack the region code.
>
>--Leonid
>
I know that is true about DVDs that are region coded, but I don't think that is
true about discs that are "Region free" Any way, I do have a couple of those
1999 Apex DVD players that have the ability to turn off the copyguard and
region code.
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 1:32:23 AM

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Biz <biznospam@notatt.net> wrote:
: The Philips is no different than any of the junk players out there either.
: People buy it for one of several reasons, and none of those reasons have
: ANYTHING to do with quality.

I like the quality much better than that on APEX. I have APEX 703A.

--Leonid
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 1:32:24 AM

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Apex 703A, same model of Apex I have. It's generally a pretty decent
player.
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 1:35:14 AM

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half_eaten <half_eaten@hotmail.com> wrote:
: Thanks for the info! The disc is Genesis - The Way We Walk live. I'm sure I
: can find an NTSC version if I look around.

Let me give you a suggestion. If the footage was shot in Europe, get the PAL
LaserDisc and have it transferred to PAL DVD. If it was shot in North America
or Jap;an, get NTSC LD and have it x-ferred to NTSC DVD.

--Leonid
Anonymous
December 14, 2004 7:29:51 PM

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half_eaten <half_eaten@hotmail.com> wrote:
: Apex 703A, same model of Apex I have. It's generally a pretty decent
: player.

So you have the same DVD player I do and the same capture card I do.

Time for you to buy Pioneer ELITE LD-S2, Philips DVP 642 and Terratec 7.1
Universe sound card.

--Leonid
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 4:19:17 PM

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My Pioneer LD-v2200 looks good when sent through MPEG2 encoding. It smooths
out video noise. Also, as far as PVR... I use a freeware program called
GB-PVR you really need to check it out. http://www.gbpvr.com

It has an integrated TV Guide from Zap2It that allows you to read show
descriptions, and direct scheduling by selecting a TV show frm the guide
and pressing record. It works with a Hauppauge remote control (and some
others)

You HAVE to have an MPEG2 hardware encoder to use this. (i use DVI to
connect my PC to TV as a second monitor and get to use this PVR in 1080i
with a remote control. :) 
Anonymous
December 15, 2004 10:03:12 PM

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half_eaten wrote:
> Thanks for the info! The disc is Genesis - The Way We Walk live. I'm
sure I
> can find an NTSC version if I look around.

NTSC versions exist in Japan and the US, should not be hard finds:
http://japanld.free.fr/search.php?search=genesis%3A+liv...
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