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Old January 7th, 2004, 05:18 AM   #1
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PAL-M in Brazil

Does anyone know whether a VHS tape made in Spain (PAL B/G) can be played in Brazil (PAL M)? Any idea what these differences mean?

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Old January 7th, 2004, 05:29 AM   #2
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No. The frame rate is different.

Brazil's PAL is basically NTSC. It is much easier to convert NTSC to Brazil's 60 fields per second PAL via a multi-system VCR---but I'm not even sure if you'd have to convert (from NTSC to Brazil's PAL). With "normal" PAL to Brazil's, you do have to convert---unless it's a multi-system TV or M.S. VCR is used.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 05:36 AM   #3
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Thanks Frank!

I should have asked this immediately, but do Argentinia, Paraguay and Urugay (PAL N) also have 60 fields p/s? Why do they call these systems PAL?
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Old January 7th, 2004, 05:39 AM   #4
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As far as I know, only Brazil has this funny PAL system, where NTSC cams are actually used.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 11:58 AM   #5
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It looks like PAL-M is an NTSC signal on a PAL frequency.
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