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DVD recorder both PAL and NTSC?

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30th April 2007 21:44  #1

bryn Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United States Posts: 1
DVD recorder both PAL and NTSC?
Hello everyone!

I was wondering if anyone out there could help me. I live currently in the United States, and I was thinking about buying a DVD recorder before moving back to Europe. However, I am getting lost in all the specifications on the models available.

Can anyone recommend a good DVD recorder which is I can use both in the States and in Europe, both as a player and as a recorder (If I understand correctly several of the models available here can record in PAL from an NTSC tv, but will not be able to record once I get back to a PAL tv).  Preferably also a player which plays data files (avi, mpeg, etc)

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions!

Best, Bryn

2nd May 2007 15:37  #2

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,715 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Most DVD recorders can handle both formats.
The thing you need to watch out for is the voltage that it uses to run on. Most equipment now uses a transformer that can handle world wide outlet voltages but some cant. For example, doesn't the US run 100 volts AC and Europe run between 220 to 240 Volts AC?

16th December 2007 23:45  #3

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
USA runs 110~115 AC and Europe varies a bit, but mostly 220~240 AC...

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