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Buying a PAL vcr

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Leo Tick, Aug 12, 2004.

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  1. Leo Tick

    Leo Tick Guest

    If I buy a PAL VCR in the UK and I get a 115 to 230
    transformer will I be ok. I am a US resident. The
    question does the 50 - 60 cps matter.
  2. Ryan Wheeler

    Ryan Wheeler Guest

    we dont use PAL in USA/Canada. What do you want to do?
  3. Ken Weitzel

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Don't buy it; NTSC in the USA.

  4. Andy Cuffe

    Andy Cuffe Guest

    It will work as long as you have a PAL TV, or monitor and PAL tapes to
    play. You won't be able to copy these tapes to NTSC, or view the
    video on an NTSC TV. 50/60 Hz won't matter. You might be better off
    buying a multistandard VCR. These run on 120v and contain a digital
    standards converter. You can do things like copy a PAL tape to NTSC,
    or record an NTSC source in PAL.
    Andy Cuffe
  5. Leo Tick

    Leo Tick Guest

    Thanks I have tapes and monitor. Was only concerned about 50/60
  6. Eric

    Eric Guest

    I should not think there would be any 50/60 Hertz problem, I think even the
    time/clock will stay correct.

    Thanks I have tapes and monitor. Was only concerned about 50/60
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