Pal Vcr

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Why PAL?

Why do so many consumers want PAL units when the US system is based on NSTC? Well, one reason is the superior quality of PAL systems. PAL VCR or TV simply gives you better viewing. PAL stands for "Pulse Alternating Lines" and was invented in Germany in 1928. PAL VCR is just one available component of a video system-there are many more including TVs.

PAL VCR Or Multisystem?

If you buy a PAL VCR that is not a multisystem unit, you will need to also buy a TV video converter if you want to watch other videos from other systems such as NSTC or SECAM. Some devoted connoisseurs of video may decide it's worth buying more than one VCR for the purpose. If you have an NSTC TV, you may need to buy a PAL VCR that will convert the signal for you so you can watch it. If you already have a multisystem TV or a PAL one, then you won't need to look for this feature. If you want a PAL VCR but don't want to have to buy other VCRs to complete your viewing experience, you'll need to buy a multisystem.

Tapes From Abroad?

You can get a PAL VCR that will also deal with all the other systems such as NTSC (the U.S. broadcast standard), M-PAL, N-PAL, SECAM and MESECAM. So if you want to watch a tape that your friend in Germany sent you? No problem! A multisystem VCR with a digital converter system will be able to convert the formats for immediate viewing right in your living room.

Take Your VCR With You!

This could also be useful if, for example, you want to copy a home movie for friends or relatives living overseas. Piece of cake! Plus, if you make sure the VCR you're getting also has auto voltage switching automatically adjusts from 100 to 240 volts AC for worry-free setup and operation, wherever you are, you could even take your PAL VCR with you when you travel.

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