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Old 01-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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I have a Seiki BD660 player which i can play all regions but there are some dvds i want to get that are PAL format, do i need a certain televison set to play PAL, I currently have a Seiki TV and a Haier,all using HDMI cables, any help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I looked in my Haier manual and it says:Television System: NTSC Standard, ATSC Strandard (8-VSB, Clear-QAM)

My Seiki LC-40G69 says nothing

My Seiki bd660 player manual says : system signal PAL/NTSC under video specifications, does this mean the bd player will convert the signal before it goes to the tv and the type of tv doesn't matter?

again thanks for any help.

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I have a Seiki BD660 player which i can play all regions but there are some dvds i want to get that are PAL format, do i need a certain televison set to play PAL, I currently have a Seiki TV and a Haier,all using HDMI cables, any help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I looked in my Haier manual and it says:Television System: NTSC Standard, ATSC Strandard (8-VSB, Clear-QAM)

My Seiki LC-40G69 says nothing

My Seiki bd660 player manual says : system signal PAL/NTSC under video specifications, does this mean the bd player will convert the signal before it goes to the tv and the type of tv doesn't matter?

again thanks for any help.
Since your HDTV is not PAL compatible, you will need a Pal/NTSC Video Converter for your TV, to be able to process the PAL signal from your blu-ray player. They're available at any local or online electronic stores. There are many different types at various price ranges, depending on the quality.

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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I just found some info on my Seiki Tv - Built-in 3D PAL/NTSC comb filter. does this mean this tv will play PAL?
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I just found some info on my Seiki Tv - Built-in 3D PAL/NTSC comb filter. does this mean this tv will play PAL?
Unfortunately no. The benefit of having a build-in comb filter is to, reduce video noise, color bleeding, and any other video artifacts, by producing a sharper picture. You would still need a PAL converter, to process any type of PAL content.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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thanks for your help slimdude.
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thanks for your help slimdude.
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I'm pretty sure that player can convert PAL to NTSC. Most region free players can. You don't have any PAL discs to test with?
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I'm pretty sure that player can convert PAL to NTSC. Most region free players can. You don't have any PAL discs to test with?
The original poster is aware that, his blu-ray player is capable of coverting PAL, but the question that he's asking is, whether or not his HDTV can also convert PAL, which it doesn't. He will need a PAL converter. To be able to view PAL content, both the blu-ray, and the TV must be PAL compliant, not only the blu-ray player.

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The original poster is aware that, his blu-ray player is capable of coverting PAL, but the question that he's asking is, whether or not his HDTV can also convert PAL, which it doesn't. He will need a PAL converter. To be able to view PAL content, both the blu-ray, and the TV must be PAL compliant, not only the blu-ray player.
Well, no actually if his player can convert PAL to NTSC then he's good to go as it will be outputting an NTSC format. However if the player can't convert to NTSC then yes he would need a converter.
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Well from my research and from what i've heard here and in a few other threads I think i'm going to go ahead and order the stuff i want from amazon.co.uk, if the dvds dont play ill save up and buy a converter, thanks everyone!
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Well from my research and from what i've heard here and in a few other threads I think i'm going to go ahead and order the stuff i want from amazon.co.uk, if the dvds dont play ill save up and buy a converter, thanks everyone!
Do you have a link to your player somewhere? I can't find any info on it.

Edit: If Walmart's description is accurate it does have PAL-NTSC conversion. Do you have any settings in the player asking the output format, i.e. PAL or NTSC?

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Well, no actually if his player can convert PAL to NTSC then he's good to go as it will be outputting an NTSC format. However if the player can't convert to NTSC then yes he would need a converter.
Does his blu-ray player PAL/NTSC converted, or capable of playing separate PAL/NTSC video format?
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Do you have a link to your player somewhere? I can't find any info on it.

Edit: If Walmart's description is accurate it does have PAL-NTSC conversion. Do you have any settings in the player asking the output format, i.e. PAL or NTSC?
No output format, but I found a country code list and I can choose different countrie i.e.: united states, UK., is it possible that i just put my player on the UK country code? and i did get my player at walmart, so thats lookin good.
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Does his blu-ray player PAL/NTSC converted, or capable of playing separate PAL/NTSC video format?
A few days ago Walmart still had it on its site and in the description mentioned PAL to NTSC conversion so if that is right he would be good to go. It's not there anymore though.

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No output format, but I found a country code list and I can choose different countrie i.e.: united states, UK., is it possible that i just put my player on the UK country code? and i did get my player at walmart, so thats lookin good.
I would of thought they would have put an output format in which case you would have chosen NTSC and the player would then convert. maybe it just outputs NTSC then. I guess you would chose UK then. Just don't go overboard with your PAL purchases until you test it out.

There is really no info on this player anywhere
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There is a lenghty thread on Digital Home about it. I haven't gone through it but it is confirmed that it does do PAL to NTSC conversion. You might check there as to how to set it up. I'm not sure if it's ok to link to another forum but here goes. http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=127101
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There is a lenghty thread on Digital Home about it. I haven't gone through it but it is confirmed that it does do PAL to NTSC conversion. You might check there as to how to set it up. I'm not sure if it's ok to link to another forum but here goes. http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=127101
WOW! thanks alot pentatonic, i really appreciate all this.
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WOW! thanks alot pentatonic, i really appreciate all this.
hey no problem, my pleasure
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got my region 2 PAL dvds in today and i just want to confirm that YES!!! my seiki bd660 converted the PAL to NTSC, im crazy happy that this worked out thanks Pentatonic and Slimdude for your help and input.
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got my region 2 PAL dvds in today and i just want to confirm that YES!!! my seiki bd660 converted the PAL to NTSC, im crazy happy that this worked out thanks Pentatonic and Slimdude for your help and input.
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