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# 18620 16-Jan-2008 16:07
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Hopefully someone can help me out there as I tried contacting Sky TV and they were not helpful at all !!!

A few months ago I returned to New Zealand after living in the USA a few years.  I bought back with me the 49" HD WS TV that I owned while I was there.

Unfortunately it does not have a PAL tuner.  I can run my DVD in NTSC so that is fine.  I now have Sky.  I have got hold of a little box that converts PAL to VGA then VGA to NTSC and adjusts for the 60Hz so I do not get rolling.  This work OK but the picture quality is nothing to write home about.

Simple answer would be if I could get hold of a Sky Decoder that outputs NTSC.  Does anyone know is this maybe available?

Any other ideas would be greatfully received.

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  # 105235 16-Jan-2008 17:04
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The simple answer would be no. It's just just a matter of outputting NTSC, it would need to convert the signal from PAL to NTSC.

Does your TV not accept PAL input on composite? Virtually everything made ove the past few years will handle PAL/NTSC via composite even TV's with NTSC tuners.

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  # 105236 16-Jan-2008 17:06
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So you mean you take the RF PAL output of the Sky decoder. Surely the TV takes 576i via component - use scart to component on Sky decoder.



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# 105238 16-Jan-2008 17:11
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US electronics save cost by only using the standards that applicable to them... so on US electronics, you won't find PAL system.

Another reason why I advice people not to import TV from oversea if you're moving to another country, half the time it isn't worth the trouble you'll experience...

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# 105252 16-Jan-2008 18:17
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Yes I can confirm that this TV does not accept PAL.  I bought it back with my eyes wide open at the time just hoping I could find an acceptable solution.  I am using with the two stage adaptor it just wanting to find out if I can do it more simply as well as improving the quality at the same time.

If I left it back in the USA I would not have got anything for it trying to sell it second hand(USA being a throw away society) so I had nothing to loose trying...

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