[QUOTE=jonedmonton;2107472]My father-in-law is looking for another DVD player that will allow him to play PAL DVDs and output an NTSC signal to his television set; he is not picky whether the signal is composite, SVHS or component video. He currently has a Daiwa player and Liteon LVW-5005X recorder that will do this, but the Daiwa just died, and he is looking for a replacement, having just discovered that both products are discontinued and no longer available.
Any suggestions on affordable alternatives? We’re in Canada, but are willing to import from the U.S. if we have to, though not at the expense of losing the warranty.[/QUOTE]
FWIW, I’ve used Philips DVP-5140 & Cyberhome units to play PAL DVDs on NTSC TV set. The Philips unit I received arrived “unlocked” out of box (no need to set any codes via remote). It played my Region 2 & 5 movies w/o hassle.
Futhermore: using a simply RCA/S-Video connection to my DMR-eh75v, I was able to record some PAL discs to HDD then dub a disc as usual. This was just experimenting on my part. btw, these were not commercial/retail DVDs…just sports DVDs I bought from somebody Down Under. Rugby and Cricket.