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Hi! I just got a Video from Spain and when I play it on my VCR it won't show anything :( . I heard something about NSTC can't be played in a lot of VCRs here in USA. anything u recommend me to do?
thanks for your help. Alex
-- Alex Aristizabal (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2003
Ntsc is used in the USA, and PAL is used in Europe dude, you go it backwards. Yeah that tape is recorded un pal format.
-- D`aniel (email@example.com), February 26, 2003.
actually yes I just found out it was recorded in PAL... anything I can do to change it to NSTC, or do they sell VCRS that support both?
-- Alex (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 26, 2003.
You can pay a company to convert your tape from PAL to NTSC. Any large city in the US should have several video companies who can do this kind of conversion. It is possible to buy VCRs that play both, but you will need what is called a "coverting VCR" that can convert PAL output to NTSC output for your NTSC TV. http://www.buyundercost.com sells such VCRs. The cheapest is about $375 US. If you want to save money, it should be much cheaper to pay a company to convert this to NTSC for you. I would guess off the top of my head that the cost should be $50 US or less.
-- Root (email@example.com), February 27, 2003.
Take VHS tape to any Camera/video store and ask them to convert it from PAL to NTSC it will cost you between $20 to $ 50 pet tape.
-- subir (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 01, 2003.