> On Jan 13, 2017, at 10:49 AM, Tony Duell <ard.p850...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 2:37 PM, Kurt K <kur...@centurylink.net> wrote:
>> I have a number of systems that require PAL and I was looking on Ebay for
>> NTSC / PAL monitors, and if necessary I can handle the power conversion
>> Any recommendations for a monitor that can work with Amstrad/Sinclair,
>> BBC's, the
>> Archimedes, and the like. I figure more than one may be necessary.
> My LCD television (Sony KDL-22E5300) claims to be able to display PAL, PAL60
> assume PAL with 60Hz vertical), SECAM (doesn't say which one), NTSC (with
> a 3.58MHz or 4.43MHz subcarrier). It also has a VGA input, analogue
> (TV rate) RGB
> and 'component video' (the last if you happen to have a Tatung
> Einstein computer, I
> guess :-)). I am sure other TVs of a similar date (about 6-7 years
> old) have similar
> facilities, maybe more modern ones do as well.
Just yesterday I was looking at roughly the opposite question: how to make a
DVD (in the USA) that my sister in Holland would be able to use. The
impression I got is that PAL DVD players will usually accept NTSC DVDs, and
modern PAL TVs will accept a *digital* data stream of NTSC video from such a
player. But that doesn't necessarily mean they will accept NTSC analog (for
VCR output for example). Your report fits that story.
On the other hand, I also read that US TVs generally don't understand PAL, and
US DVD players don't either. My BlueRay player says that explicitly in its
manual. It did accept the "PAL" DVD I just burned, which might mean that I
didn't do it right and what I got was actually an NTSC disk...
One possible approach for US people to deal with PAL analog video is to feed it
into a video capture device. For example, the one sold by ElGato is documented
as accepting NTSC, PAL, and PAL60. It captures, of course (to H.264 movie
files) but it will also simply display what it's getting on the computer's