[QUOTE=signals;2114935]You don’t need a new TV, just the standalone the converts PAL->NTSC.[/QUOTE]
I think you are a bit confused. As signals said, you don’t need a new tv.
It doesn’t matter if you use a standalone player capable of converting NTSC <—> PAL or use software to convert PAL to NTCS. Once converted to NTSC (via hardware or software), your tv is receiving NTSC.
Yes, as your dvd manual said, you can use your current dvd player and buy a nice, new, multi-system tv.
I just saw a 46" Toshiba for $2200.
Myself, I’d opt for the $59 player
As t0nee1 said, there are any number of threads on cdf speaking to this.
Please use the search function to see your options.
Google is also your friend.
You can start with:
Here is one method, posted courtesy of Kerry56:
[I]1. Download Vob2Mpg http://www.videohelp.com/tools/VOB2MPG
Run the dvd you have now through this program and it will convert the vob files to one mpeg2 file. It is non-destructive and will not reencode the video.
Download FAVC, and the two helper programs if you need them called Avisynth and Windows Net 2.0. There are direct links to Avisynth and Net 2.0 at the FAVC home page: http://favcfavc.googlepages.com/
Download AvsP 2.02 http://www.videohelp.com/tools/AvsP
This is a script writing program for Avisynth.
At this point in time you should have Avisynth, Net 2.0 and FAVC installed on your computer.
Open AvsP and drag and drop the mpeg2 file you made with Vob2Mpg into the main window. You should get a line of text that looks something like this: DirectShowSource(“C:\Name of your movie.mpg”) Save this script. It will be a very small .avs file.
Now start up FAVC. On the first page, hit the little magnifying glass icon to look for your input files. You are going to use the small .avs file as your input. Next, choose the DVD format you want, which in this case is PAL. You should use the HC encoder. There are other options you can use in this program, like the size of the output, output as ISO rather than files, etc. If you have questions on settings in FAVC post back here. You can also make a small menu if you like.
Start FAVC and let it run. Output should be a PAL dvd which you can burn to disk however you want. FAVC will allow automatic burning with ImgBurn if you selected that option on the first page[/I]