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PAL & NTSC

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by kenhsiung, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. kenhsiung

    kenhsiung Member

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    Hi, I'm new to this and I live in Canada. I read that for some games to play on my playstation (which is v7, maybe thats not important) I need to convert them from PAL to NTSC games because Canada uses NTSC. I read the guide on how to, but my question is, when do I have to convert them? If I rent a game (hypothetically) and made an iso the normal way and burned it, would it work? In other words, in what situations would I have to covert the iso file, and what exactly is the difference between PAL files and NTSC, and how can I tell? Sorry for the long question, hope someone can help!
     
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    all games in retail stores in canada are NTSC. The only way you'd run into a PAL game is if a store imports pal games from europe.
     
  3. kenhsiung

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    So if I bought my ps2 in Canada there should be no problem then. Games from the States are NTSC also?
     
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    Yes. The U.S. uses the NTSC signal as well.
     
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    If you have swap magic version 3.3 it will play both in colour without the need for any conversion anyway

    Boz
     
  6. WEStar

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    are you sure okboz? north american tvs don't support Pal signal... does that swap magic have a selector?
     
  7. okboz

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    Well i live in the UK and only have PAL tv signals and all of my games that are NTSC work with pal dvd swap magic in colur so im sure if you got the ntsc swap magic then the reverse would apply. Dont see why it shouldn't

    Boz
     
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    Does the matrix infinity or dms4 do the same????
     
  9. 2blu

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    Hi Can I buy xbox games in the USA that can be played in the UK, I've had my xbox chiped so I can play copyed games but visit the US from time to time and prefer to buy original games when I can.
     
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    The Problem with Yanks, and others in NTSC regions, are that their TV's tend not to like PAL signal's. So importing games/videos/dvd can be hard. Most PAL Regions have, for years, had their TV's supporting PAL, NTSC, & SECAM
    The yanks lead the tech secene in some places, and in others they seem rather backward.....
     
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