WHAT DOES "MULTI SYSTEM VCR" STAND FOR?
Multi system VCR or some people also called "multi standard VCR" is a combination of various video systems like PAL, SECAM or NTSC for play back and recording video worldwide.
WHAT ARE PAL, SECAM AND NTSC?
There are three major broadcasting and video systems used all over the world.
PAL:- Is a format widely used in Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.
PAL stands for Phase Alternation Lines and has various sub-systems for VHF and UHF bands for each country.
SECAM:- Is mainly used in Eastern Europe and France (SECAM-L)
SECAM stands for System Electronique Couleur Avec Memoire was founded by Frenchs.
NTSC:- Is mainly used in North America, Mexico, Canada and Japan. For detailed information on world system click here.
NTSC stands for the National Television Systems Committee who developed the system and public broadcasting of NTSC began in the United States in 1954.
WHAT DOES NTSC PLAYBACK ON PAL TV (PAL 60) MEAN?
This feature in VCR allow you to view NTSC(American) tapes directly on ordinary PAL TV. If picture shrikes and rolls over the TV screen, it can only be adjusted by vertical hold button on the TV. Vertical hold button is generally found on older models or on black and white TVS.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 2-HEAD AND 4-HEAD MULTI SYSTEM VCRS?
4-Head video machine offers sharper picture quality and noise-free special effects like slow motion, still etc compared to 2-head models. This is because one pair of video heads is designed for recording and playback in SP mode while other pair is dedicated to EP mode for excellent picture quality. All 4 head VCRs offers multiple speed playback and recording.
HOW DIFFERENT ARE 6-HEADS VCRS THAN 4-HEAD VCRS?
All 6-heads VCRs are same as 4-head VCRs as long as the picture quality is concerned. Only the sound quality makes the difference. 6-heads VCRs delivers HI-FI stereo sound where 4-head mono. Some of our 6 heads VCRS also record in stereo sound.
MY RELATIVES IN EUROPE HAS SENT ME A VIDEO TAPE. HOW CAN I VIEW IT ON MY STANDARD U.S. TV (NTSC TV)?
To answer this you have 3 options.
1) Buy one of our multi system TV and VCR
2) Buy a VCR built-in converter (probably the best alternative)
3) Buy one of our multi system VCR'S and a video system converter unit.
HOW CAN I TRANSFER MY 8MM VIDEO TO STANDARD VHS TAPE?
Several our VCR models offer front panel A/V inputs. These inputs are designed for quick and easy camcorder hook up. Some of our multi system VCRS built in converter is also equipped with front A/V input jacks to enable you to dub a tape to and from PAL-NTSC system for worldwide playback.
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