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NTSC AND PAL TROUBLES

I bought a new Panasonic DMR-E75V DVD Video Recorder, I chose it specifically because the people at the shop assured me it would playback in both PAL and NTSC. Only now do I discover that only the DVD will play NTSC.The video only plays in PAL. This is potentially a massive waste of cash as the main reason I got it was so I could copy all my old home videos onto DVD. My old, analog camcorder is NTSC,and I need to copy all the tapes I've made of my kids to DVD to send to my in-laws in Japan. I can watch NTSC VHS through the new player but there's a black band at the bottom of the screen.. I still have my old NTSC/PAL VCR. Would it be possible to hook it up to the new machine and record to DVD from it? I half feel like just taking a hammer to the bloody thing right now.

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What I use. My best tool is an Artec DVD+R/W recorder. I can use the resulting DVD on the PC for editing or such. For digitising on the PC, my best tool is the 49USD Hauppauge TV PCI card. As to your sound issue, if it's the same USB device I used a few years ago, it tortured me to get the latest video driver, sound card driver and directx before it would work. I also connected the audio to the line-in.

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DVDs are encoded in NTSC or PAL but not both it seems. And you will run into band issues as you transcode from one format to the other. On the surface it seems the store did a poor job of education.

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