LV 5005 PAL to NTSC approach

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#1

I have one of these beasties on order from Amazon.com, 150USD including shipping.
Has anyone tried to create a LITE ON PAL DVD from a PAL VHS tape and then play the DVD on an NTSC tv?

Reason I ask is my son visited recently from the UK with DVD’s copied locally in the UK but without any region control. I was very surprised to see these work perfectly in our JVC DVD player outputing to a Panasonic NTSC tv. They also played perfectly on my laptop.

I know several folks have had problems making an NTSC DVD from a PAL VHS source, but has anyone tried to make a PAL VHS to PAL DVD (LIte ON) and take out the region coding? Does it play back on an NTSC tv?

Thanks

Chris


#2

This should work ok but it would be best to output to a Pal compatible TV as PAL uses more lines (you would need to set the Lite-on to Pal mode in this case). The Liteon seems to be clever enough to read Pal and output NTSC though (and vice versa).


#3

The Lite-On 5005 can record in PAL or NTSC, however in order to do the recording, you will need to have a suitable TV that supports both formats before you do the recording. The Lite-On will play both types of DVDs as either standard, for example play a PAL DVD with the output set to NTSC.

To set up your DVD recorder to record a PAL video source as a PAL DVD, first connect your DVD recorder up to a multistandard TV that supports PAL & NTSC. Most TV tuners support both standards also. Next, set your Lite-On DVD recorder to PAL mode. Pop in a blank DVD and let it initialise it. As the DVD recorder is set to PAL mode, this disc will be prepared as a PAL DVD. Now, hook up your PAL VHS (compatible) Video Recorder to your Lite-On and start the recording. Once complete, finalise your DVD and then set your DVD player back to NTSC mode. :wink:

Note that NTSC and PAL have nothing to do with the regioning on a DVD. In fact, it is technically possible to have a region 2 (or higher number) NTSC DVD or a Region 1 PAL DVD. DVDs recorded in standalone DVD players have no regionining can be played in any DVD player that is compatible with the recording TV standard.