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PAL and NTSC are different. PAL is 25 fps, NTSC is 30 fps. So there is no way they can be compatible when you make it digital. There is also the resolution difference. NTSC has considerable fewer lines than PAL. MPEG is a better format, but you still have the frames-per-second diff. An MPEG camera :) My JVC S-VHS video will play both NTSC and PAL. But, if I want to view NTSC, I must be able to adjust the sync rate on my TV to make it do 60Hz. I HAVE 4 UNITS OF JVC SR-S365U SVHS MACHINES. THESE MACHINES ARE ALL NTSC AND I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE THE SYSTEMS INTO PAL... IS IT POSSIBLE? HOW CAN I DO IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO USE THESE MACHINES. I AM BASED IN KENYA AND WE USE PAL SYSTEM HERE IN KENYA? HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP ME??

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    Depending on where you live, DVD formats differ from each country. Generally speaking, a DVD disc released in a country which adopts NTSC television system couldn’t be recognized and played back by DVD player where the country adopts PAL television system. Unless the DVD disc is region free, most DVD players could only play back DVD discs released with the same television system. Here is a post that would introduce detailed information about NTSC and PAL, ways to play back NTSC and PAL DVD discs, and solutions to convert NTSC to PAL DVD and create PAL DVD disc out of videos:
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There is only two ways I can think of depends on how you are wishing to use them

One way would be to use conversion software and the other would be to use a Converter and another converter link.

Sorry but I think your out of luck unless I'm seriously mistaken, Not possible is the answer. Below is general info on PAL / NTSC


Discs without codes will play on any player in any country but as the player will only output the video format of the disc, that disc may not be viewable on the television. For example, in the USA, the video format is NTSC and most televisions are NTSC only. If you were to try and play a PAL DVD from Europe on your newly programmed Region Free DVD player, it would also output a PAL video signal which the television could not show as NTSC and PAL are totally incompatible with each other.
Converting NTSC to PAL When converting from NTSC to PAL, two things need to be accomplished. 480 lines of resolution have to be upconverted to 576 lines of resolution, and 30 images per second have to be downconverted to 25 images per second.
The resolution upconversion does not actually add any real picture information to the image, as you cannot create real picture information where none existed before. It does, however, make the picture viewable on a PAL display, and often results in a superficially better-looking image. The frame rate conversion actually results in a loss of temporal resolution, as PAL has a lower frame rate than NTSC. Converting PAL to NTSC The converse situation applies to PAL to NTSC conversions. 576 lines of resolution are downconverted to 480 lines of resolution, and frames need to be inserted to go from the 25 frames per second of PAL to the 30 frames per second of NTSC. Once again, the resultant image is of less actual resolution than the original image, as information is discarded spatially and made up temporally.

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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    Soulvisitor Dec 24, 2007

    otacon's converter is way cheap option for you, good call I beleive, $30 bucks


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Hi,

Why don't you just get an NTSC to PAL concverter (like this) that converts the signal to PAL. They are not expensive and doesn't require any modification of you machines.

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Yes system conversion is you need just change the crystals! buy a palsecam crystal then replace the old crystal.

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COUNTRY SIGNAL TYPE
AFGHANISTAN PAL B, SECAM B
ALBANIA
PAL B/G

ALGERIA
PAL B/G

ANGOLA PAL I
ANTARCTICA NTSC M
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
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ARGENTINA
PAL N

ARMENIA SECAM D/K
ARUBA
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AUSTRALIA
PAL B/G

AUSTRIA
PAL B/G

AZERBAIJAN SECAM D/K
AZORES PAL B
BAHAMAS
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BAHRAIN
PAL B/G

BANGLADESH
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BARBADOS
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BELARUS SECAM D/K
BELGIUM
PAL B/H

BELGIUM (ARMED FORCES NETWORK) NTSC M
BELIZE
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BENIN SECAM K
BERMUDA
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BOLIVIA
NTSC M

BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA
PAL B/H

BOTSWANA SECAM K, PAL I
BRAZIL
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BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY
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BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
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BULGARIA
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BURKINA FASO SECAM K
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CAMBODIA
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CAMEROON PAL B/G
CANADA
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CANARY ISLANDS
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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC SECAM K
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CHILE
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CHINA (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC)
PAL D

COLOMBIA
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CONGO (PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC) SECAM K
CONGO, DEM. REP. (ZAIRE)
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COOK ISLANDS PAL B
COSTA RICA
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COTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST) SECAM K/D
CROATIA
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CUBA
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CYPRUS
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DENMARK
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DOMINICA
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EAST TIMOR
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EASTER ISLAND PAL B
ECUADOR
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EGYPT
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EL SALVADOR
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EQUITORIAL GUINEA SECAM B
ESTONIA PAL B/G
ETHIOPIA PAL B
FALKLAND ISLANDS (LAS MALVINAS) PAL I
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FINLAND
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FRANCE
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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS NTSC M
GAMBIA PAL B
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GERMANY
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GIBRALTAR
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GREECE
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GUATEMALA
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HUNGARY
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INDONESIA
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IRAN
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LIBERIA
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LIBYA
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MALDIVES PAL B
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MAURITIUS
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MEXICO
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MONACO
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MONGOLIA SECAM D
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MOROCCO
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MOZAMBIQUE PAL B
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PANAMA
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YEMEN
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