I am presently on vacation in Florida, for a three week break, and I have been looking into the feasibility of buying a DVD camcorder from one of the local outlets in and around Clearwater. My main reason for contemplating such a course, is that there are some fairly large savings, possibly to be made by buying over here, as opposed to buying the same or similar DVD camcorder models, back in the UK.
However this then presents me with the burning issue of figuring out how to convert the NTSC video TV format of the (US bought) DVD camcorder, to the required PAL1 format, as used on UK bought camcorders and TVs, back home in England. Plus of course any, as yet unknown problems that may arise, in my using the NTSC camcorder back home, in the longer term.
My sincere apologies for my rather long winded statement of the issue, but as a newbie to cdfreaks .com, I would genuinely prefer to hear from others of you out there who may have some useful views, advice, expert opinions, or other helpful suggestions to enable me to make a considered and logical decision whether to buy or not to buy, before I leave the USA by the end of October. My thanks and warm regards to all who can be of assistance.
John F Boyle