[mythtv-users] is it possible to use PVR 350 NTSC in PAL country?
mythtv at edsons.demon.nl
Fri Mar 26 18:50:41 EST 2004
Steve Conner wrote:
> I am using PVR 350 (marked with NTSC on its surface) in the U.S. and
> it works great!
> I'll send my current Shuttle PVR 350 box to a friend where PAL-D is used.
> What's the best solution that requires the minimal work to make the
> same MythTV box work with PAL-D?
> This seems a daunting task.
> I see two possible solutions:
> 1) Is it possible to have an external converter that converts PAL
> signal to NTSC sigal so that the same MythTV box does not need to
> change anything. If so, it seems to be the best choice! Just connect
> PVR350 to the cable through the converter.
This one is unlikely to work, or would have bad quality. You would have
de-modulate the signal into CVBS and then re-modulate to NTSC. At that
points its easier to pipe the CVBS signal into the composite input of
the 350. That would result in better quality too. Essentially you would
be using an external tuner. And converting the total signal on the cable
is not possible.
> 1) replace the NTSC model with a new PVR350 PAL card, would it just
> be as simple as changing NTSC settings in /etc/modules.conf , and no
> new packages need to be downloaded/installed/uninstalled? If so,
> this solution also seems really simple.
This option will work.
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