Panasonic PT-AE900U and PAL/NTSC conversion

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  1. Joel Stein

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    Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this, but here goes...

    I'll be getting my first projector soon, and I'm eyeing the Panny AE900U. I see from its specs that it appears to be able to handle PAL/NTSC/SECAM. Does that mean I wouldn't need a dvd player that does the conversion? I'm in the US but I have a few PAL discs. Presently I use a Cyberhome 500 which converts. But when I get the projector I think I'll get a new player. Assuming I can get around region coding issues, can I pop a PAL disc in a typical US dvd player, expect it to pump an unconverted PAL signal to the projector, and have the projector do the work?

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    You need both regardless of the display you still need a player that will play PAL.
     
  3. Joel Stein

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    So are the specs saying that the Panny will handle a PAL signal from a PAL player, an NTSC signal from an NTSC player, and a SECAM signal from a SECAM player, but cannot interconvert?
     
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    I don't know if it will or not. I'm going on what you said the specs states. You might have to contact Panasonic.
     
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    My gut feeling is that the projector will take NTSC, PAL and SECAM signals. Hopefully it identifies them automatically. If that is the case, the ideal solution is to find a player plays all formats and regions and is able to output them automatically in their original form, thus eliminating the disadvantages of converting. I know such players exist, but have no idea which ones.
     

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