Viewing R2 + other Regions on R1 multi Region Players, Question...

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    Hey All,
    I'm seriously thinking of importing the Futurama Complete sets. I missed SO many episodes due to Fox pre-emptions and just plain not showing the show during sports season. But will the PAL factor be a problem in viewing these things on a R1 DVD Player? I'll be installing a Code Free program very shortly if not [​IMG]..
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    unless you're viewing through a PC, PAL will be a problem unless you have an Apex, Daewoo etc (but the conversion will be bad). The Malata and that JVC model have great conversion.
     
  3. rutger_s

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    Actually Jeff,

    The PAL to NTSC conversion for the Apex, Sampo, and Daewoos work fine if you are viewing 4:3 material on a 4:3 display. If you are trying to view 16:9 material on a 4:3 display, those players do not downconvert the image for proper presentation.

    If you have a 16:9 TV, then this is not really a problem.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    My Apex vertically squishes the image even on 4:3 material. Instead of removing lines, they just squish it down to fit in 480 lines
     
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    Thanks for the information. I thought all Apexs did PAL to NTSC perfectly for 4:3 materials.
     
  6. DeathStar1

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    >>unless you're viewing through a PC,>>
    Yep, This be the case with this person here [​IMG].
    Pentium 3, 1GHZ; NTSC Monitor/TV Tuner, Creative Labs DVD Player. Now I'm definetly going to look into getting the Futurama set...
     
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  8. Jeff Kleist

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    Ted, your video card will take what's on your monitor and output either PAL or NTSC. It's real conversion
     
  9. Dave F

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    Jeff,

    What is the JVC model you mentioned? And can it be made multi-region?

    Thanks,
    -Dave
     
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    Yes, you can buy a pre-chipped version of the JVC. Check my Regional DVD FAQ in the Regional DVD area
     
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    Just a note, I have an Apex 3201 and for $59.99 at Circuit City, it plays R2 DVDs well enough for me and my 4:3 27" Toshiba. I know a better player would look better, but it would also cost more.
     
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    Jeff- I found a Beta FAQ (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=54238), but this listing for VCD reads: "2- JVC ??????". Is there another FAQ that I'm missing? Otherwise, any suggestions on stores that I could check? (the beta faq mentioned Snack Electronics, but I could not find a link).
    I'm in the market for a new prog scan player, so if I can find one that plays multi-region & NTSC/PAL, that'd be a heckuva bonus. [​IMG]
    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  13. Jeff Kleist

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    I'm not home right now, I really need to update that thing [​IMG] Check farther down in the thread for links/model #s
     

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