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Old Dec 8th 2003, 10:20 pm
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If I get a British one bought over by someone, can I just hook it up to my US TV?
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Old Dec 9th 2003, 12:06 am
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Originally posted by BrigieDarling
If I get a British one bought over by someone, can I just hook it up to my US TV?
Sorry Brigie, no, different signal (UK is PAL, US is NTSC), and you'd also have problems with the mains voltage.

You'd be better off buying a dual standard VCR - try DVD Overseas.com - you need a VCR that plays PAL tapes and has an output to a NTSC TV.
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Old Dec 9th 2003, 3:19 pm
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Have a look at these

Multi region VCRs
I picked one up about 4 years back, they are great ! you can play any format tape back through a US tv.
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Thanks expo and Pulaski!

I did the research last night and bid on ebay... Seemed like the right thing to do! ô¿~

There is one that will play PAL tapes on an NTSC TV... but it was a bit pricey (Most places wanted 3.99) -- The Samsung SV5000W Worldwide VCR PAL/Secam/NTSC was going for 2.79 so I bought it. It doesn't need a converter thingy either.

It'll save me money in converting tapes and my sisters can send me British stuff as much as they want now!




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but it was a bit pricey (Most places wanted 3.99) -- The Samsung SV5000W Worldwide VCR PAL/Secam/NTSC was going for 2.79 so I bought it. It doesn't need a converter thingy either.

LOL!!! If you cannot afford a 3 dollar and 99 cent price for a VCR you must be dirt poor, Brigie.

Although, I hear those 2 dollar and 79 cent VCR's break down as soon as you remove them from the box.......LOL!!!!

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Old Dec 9th 2003, 11:29 pm
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Originally posted by Jabba1
LOL!!! If you cannot afford a 3 dollar and 99 cent price for a VCR you must be dirt poor, Brigie.

Although, I hear those 2 dollar and 79 cent VCR's break down as soon as you remove them from the box.......LOL!!!!

I swear that post must have been edited! Oh wait... I'm the one that can do that!?!?!?

Jabba.... throw some money in me 'at!

I have shipped the following item to you. You should be receiving it shortly.

Item title: Samsung SV5000W Worldwide VCR PAL/Secam/NTSC


Total: $301.00

Once your item arrives in satisfactory condition, please leave feedback for me. I will do the same for you.

Thank you again!
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