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Old November 18th, 2006, 03:03 AM   #1
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http://www.century21electronics.com/...?prodid=389809

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This seems a crazily good price. Any comments?

Now....dumbass time. I'm in the UK and was wondering is the XH-A1 like the Sony Z1 in that you can switch between PAL and NTSC or........is there no happy ending for me?

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Old November 18th, 2006, 03:23 AM   #2
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Not sure either they have a XLH1 list at nearly half off too; doesn't seem right to me.

http://www.century21electronics.com/...?prodid=342803
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Old November 18th, 2006, 03:30 AM   #3
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After a little more research on the website in question I found this:

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller12086.html

I wouldn't try to buy from them if I were you. Good luck!
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Old November 18th, 2006, 03:43 AM   #4
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Phew! Thanks for that!

Found a bunch of great comments about this store from "ShoppingCartUSA"

How do evil (insert swear word of preference) like this get away with it? I saw the same blurb as above which looks to have worked like a charm i.e. "bait and switch".

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS COMPANY AS THEY VERY CLEARLY APPEAR TO BE BOGUS.

Oh...and it looks like it's NTSC only so.....double damn! Will just need to wait for the UK release.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 06:36 AM   #5
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I'm in the UK and was wondering is the XH-A1 like the Sony Z1 in that you can switch between PAL and NTSC
Yes, this is an optional upgrade which can be installed in your XH A1 by the Canon UK service facility for a price (it's $500 in the U.S.). See this link: http://www.canon-europe.com/xlh1/opt...ageID=335801#2 -- "Options: PAL/NTSC: The XL H1 can be made compliant with both PAL and NTSC signal systems when an upgrade is made at an authorized Canon Service Centre." There's more on that page. That's in reference to the XL H1, but the same option is available for the XH A1 and G1 at the same price.

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