TV in Australia PAL or NTSC?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by nardia, Oct 14, 2003.

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    nardia Guest

    Are the TVs in Australia PAL or NTSC?

    thanks
    Nardia
     
    nardia, Oct 14, 2003
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    SW Guest



    PAL
    regards
    Si
     
    SW, Oct 14, 2003
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    Trev Guest

    If they play cricket its pal
     
    Trev, Oct 14, 2003
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    xEcute Guest

    It`s PAL but I believe that the audio uses a different standard to the UK.
     
    xEcute, Oct 15, 2003
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    Darcy O'Bree Guest

    Australia uses dual carrier FM and the UK uses Nicam. There are also
    differences in the audio sub-carrier frequency. In practise this has no
    impact on playback. As an expat Aussie I have been shunting PAL tapes back
    and forth for the last few years and never had any playback problems.

    Darcy O¹Bree
    Digital Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University

    http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic/artdesign/mediacentre
     
    Darcy O'Bree, Oct 15, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    Don't they play cricket in Canada? ;-)
     
    Guest, Oct 15, 2003
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    Dave Hall Guest

    I have a friend from Oz staying at present. He wants to take a small colour
    TV back with him. He describes it as a flat, thin TV. I assume it's a
    plasma (?) screen or similar. The screen is about 8 inches wide. He saw one
    in Edgware Road for £170.00. Would he have a problem with the sound in Oz,
    please?
     
    Dave Hall, Oct 16, 2003
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    Darcy O'Bree Guest

    Yes and no. The main problem is with analogue broadcast pictures.
    Australia uses PAL B/G while the UK uses PAL I. If he can find one that
    will receive both standards then he shouldn't have a problem.

    If the set will only receive PAL I then it will get pictures but no sound
    from broadcast signals. However, it should accept full sound and picture
    signals from VCRs, DVDs and cable/sat boxes. The same will apply to the
    tuner in a PAL I VCR.

    Aside from that there are the warranty implications. Will he be able to get
    it serviced in Australia? At £170 ($420) it's not significantly cheaper
    than he'd pay in Australia (according to some websites I've just looked at).
    He may also have to pay import duty on it which will bump the price up even
    more (applicable to goods in excess of $400).

    If it was me I wouldn't do it. Too much hassle for not enough gain.

    Darcy O¹Bree
    Digital Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University

    http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic/artdesign/mediacentre
     
    Darcy O'Bree, Oct 16, 2003
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    Dave Hall Guest

    Thanks, Darcy. I tried to email you to say a more personal "Thank you" but
    it was bounced! Thanks very much for the advice. My friend will return to
    the Land of Oz without a TV and buy one there.
     
    Dave Hall, Oct 16, 2003
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    Darcy O'Bree Guest

    "Dave Hall" wrote:

    That's because it's a spam proof address. My real address can by found in
    the contacts section of the website link below.

    By the way, I like the badgers on your website. They're one of the
    creatures I was looking forward to seeing when I moved here. We get loads
    of foxes around our house but no badgers as yet. I now understand how my
    wife felt when it took four years for her to see a wild kangaroo in
    Australia!

    Darcy O¹Bree
    Digital Media Studios Manager
    Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
    Staffordshire University

    http://www.staffs.ac.uk/academic/artdesign/mediacentre
     
    Darcy O'Bree, Oct 16, 2003
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