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Is it possible to convert a PAL RF signal into NTSC?


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From what I've read, PAL RF gets it's signal through UHF channels, but there are UHF channels here in the USA. I'm just thinking that if I bought a PAL console or computer, RF out might be the cheapest option. Perhaps something like this would work?:

 

I can't read Portuguese, so I'm not 100% sure that that's what the converter does, but it looks like it.

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In the basics, there are 3 frequencies used by NTSC signal. The main signal that carries luma signal (used by B&W TV), a color on a different carrier frequency (color TV uses it with luma to get full range), plus audio on another carrier frequency. PAL uses different frequency for those so they would have to be changed to be picked up by NTSC. Also color phasing is different on PAL from NTSC.

 

Also PAL has more lines per frame, but are only 50 fields per second (25 frames) while NTSC is 60 fields (30 frames) per second so there's more converting beside frequency.

 

 

So it is generally not simple to convert between NTSC and PAL.

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In the basics, there are 3 frequencies used by NTSC signal. The main signal that carries luma signal (used by B&W TV), a color on a different carrier frequency (color TV uses it with luma to get full range), plus audio on another carrier frequency. PAL uses different frequency for those so they would have to be changed to be picked up by NTSC. Also color phasing is different on PAL from NTSC.

 

Also PAL has more lines per frame, but are only 50 fields per second (25 frames) while NTSC is 60 fields (30 frames) per second so there's more converting beside frequency.

 

 

So it is generally not simple to convert between NTSC and PAL.

I know it's not simple, but I have seen composite to HDMI, and RGB to SCART converters that will do the job. My question is about RF.

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I know it's not simple, but I have seen composite to HDMI, and RGB to SCART converters that will do the job. My question is about RF.

 

Well, I asked on another gaming forum, and the person said that "Multi-format compatibility only started with composite." Makes sense, but thanks for the reply 7800fan!

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