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Re: UK/US video compatability?

>Sorry to bother the list with this, but I wasn't sure who else to ask. I'm
>buying a dinosaur-related video (VHS) here in the UK, for a friend in
>California. Will he be able to play it or does the US use a different

I think UK use the PAL system as they do here in Australia, but US use NTSC
which is a different system altogether (different pixel resolution,
different scan rate and different colours or something - been a while).
>From memory there are machines that handle both (little switch on back
"PAL-NTSC") should check that. I think the VHS tape itself can only be
recorded in one or the other format.

Chris Glen
PhD candidate,
Anatomy Dept.,
University of Queensland
Room: 418
Phone: (07) 3365 2720
Email: s370548@student.uq.edu.au
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