ntsc tv tuner card able to recieve PAL reception but no colors and sound

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by suneet.chandna, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. i have winfast usb tv for ntsc reception. I tried using it in india,
    where the tv broadcast is in PAL-B format.
    Winfast is able to show channels, but without any color and sound.
    Can someboady throw some light on it. How is this working.
    Also it is strange that when scanning for channels, it is able to
    search for channels when I select the region as USA, but when i select
    it as India it is unable to scan any channel.

    suneet.chandna, Oct 9, 2005
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  2. suneet.chandna

    webpa Guest

    You see no colors and no sound because PAL video is substantially
    different from NTSC in many ways. Furthermore, the set of frequencies
    used to broadcast (over-the-air) television in India are different from
    those used in NTSC-lands. It is somewhat surprising your NTSC tuner
    can receive anything at all. Unless your WinFast device has a hardware
    or software switch to change it from NTSC to PAL, and a similar switch
    to adjust its tuner to the set(s) of frequencies used in India, you are
    not going to have much luck.
    webpa, Oct 12, 2005
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