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  1. Ron1973

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    This is sort of off topic but not too much. Scanning eBay earlier, I noticed an Australian VHS release for an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies that never has made it officially to DVD nor was it on the Columbia House tapes. The only problem is the tape is in PAL format. Is there any way one could get that to work on a standard NTSC VCR? I wouldn't even mind paying the asking price of almost $30 to add another unedited episode to my collection if I could get it to work!
     
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-SV-5000W-WorldWide-Multi-System-PAL-NTSC-SECAM-Digital-Converter-VCR-/200862361564?pt=VCRs&hash=item2ec45467dc
    or
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TV-Video-System-Converter-PAL-B-D-I-G-H-to-NTSC-M-Adapter-Mayflash-New-/271119065907?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f1ff4a333
    I'd rather have the VCR...
     
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    Sweet!!! I knew someone would know!!! If that episode were released I wonder if other ones were released in foreign markets that didn't make it to domestic release?
     
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    Sweet! I've added the VCR to my watch list. Now I wonder how many other foreign releases there were that weren't on home video domestically?
     
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    There is another one of those 5000 that ends in 2hr for $150(I think). I watch "lots" of foreign cinema. It is a crying shame what gets edited out of the NA release in many movies.
    Put it this way. If I could use Netflix to get the movies I'd watch...I'd own a lot less DVD-VHS.
     
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    $150 is way out of my price range right now. The $33 this guy wants for shipping seems a bit high, too, but depending on where the auction goes, I'll see if I want to bid.
     
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    In a perfect world he could find a perfectly functional Panny NV-W1...Rare bird indeed...
    However if you are inclined to try your luck with this one...or fix its quirk...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Panasonic-NV-W1E-Hi-Fi-Stereo-VHS-VCR-Worldwide-Video-Cassette-Recorder-/230889119803?pt=VCRs&hash=item35c210603b
     
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    I looked again at the videotape in question and it's showing it to be black and white and it should be a color episode. I'm going to contact the seller and clarify. I think if it's color, I will go ahead and buy it and at tax time go ahead invest in a good PAL VHS and a converter instead of doing the all systems in one thing.
    Off topic more, why is it that it's always the foreign labels releasing American movies and music? I know Bear Family in Germany does a ton of American music and I have a lot of their stuff. Yeah, I know copyright prices are lower but still......
     
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    It is the same thing with SACD and DVD-A. The two countries with the largest market?
    Germany and Brazil. Lots of things were released in Germany that you can't find here. Easy to buy because of German Amazon.
    Brazil is a different story, but is worth the risk.
     
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    I pondered purchasing Bonanza DVD's via German Amazon a few years ago before CBS HE started releasing it and getting a region free player to play it on. It looks like CBS HE is going to continue with Bonanza on DVD, though it's quite slow. As long as they get to the point where Adam left, I'm okay. Encore Western is showing the "lost" episodes and I'm DVR'ing those with the intention of putting them over to DVD. They don't appear to be edited as they run the full 50 minutes and EW's picture quality is quite excellent on these. I'm really surprised Viacom/CBS gave up unedited episodes but I'm sure not complaining!!!
     

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