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Pal to NTSC

Plays NTSC tapes to NTSC. Will not Play Pal to NTSC. I've followed manual instructions up to and including page 27.(VCR Plus+Setup(America Only)). Where can I have this world wide video cassette recorder sv-5000w repaired? or do I need pal reciever,(TV).

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  • cobalt Aug 24, 2007

    Thanks for the input. I'm going to pick up a PAL/Secam TV as you suggest, although the instruction manual(page 9)says "tapes can be played on any TV monitor."Thank you for your help.



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Hi, Based on your post/description, you need to get a multi-system TV to go with your multi system VCR if you are going to playback VHS tapes from different regions. You are quite correct "Plays NTSC tapes to NTSC, Will not Play Pal to NTSC" to play PAL (even Secam) you would need a PAL/Secam TV. They have a different system for color and audio. In some cases, you can still play PAL but you get it in black & white and picture squeezed from top & bottom. Hope this be of some help to you. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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    Louie Role Aug 25, 2007


    If I may suggest, rather than get a "PAL/Secam TV", get a multi system that supports all the color systems including PAL, Secam, NTSC among others.




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