Playing NTSC consoles in australia , do they work on our tvs

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Playing NTSC consoles in australia , do they work on our tvs
« on: March 03, 2013, 09:37:56 AM »
Hey guys

About to buy a sega saturn (JAP NTSC) and just wondering if it will work on our tvs. Actually i totally forgot about this, but all these new tvs these days support NTSC dont they ?

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Re: Playing NTSC consoles in australia , do they work on our tvs
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 09:58:02 AM »
if you're converting an NTSC composite video signal to HDMI as per your other thread, it's irrelevant.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 10:26:55 AM »
it will most probably be going through my reciever also


so all HDMI/ thats good to know.

not like the older days when i got screen flicker and black and white image when i tried a import 3DO..


What i will be doing is using a JAP NTSC sega satuen with a SCART cable which i will be using a SCART/component converter.

So this should still be ok  ?
« Last Edit: March 03, 2013, 10:30:07 AM by IIMASSOII »

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Re: Playing NTSC consoles in australia , do they work on our tvs
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013, 10:32:49 AM »
it will most probably be going through my reciever also


so all HDMI/component is the same


No, in the HDMI world, there is no such thing as NTSC or PAL (or any other variant), so if you convert the NTSC component/composite signal to HDMI you're getting rid of the issue.

Also, the receiver, if it has component or composite inputs and outputs wont know the difference between PAL and NTSC since it isn't looking at the contents of the signal

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 10:35:19 AM »
Ahh awesome

Thank you sgt

Been learning allot over the weekend since i have been investigating the sega saturn and dreamcast in regard to video output/qualities etc..

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 10:37:52 AM »
So a Japanese PS4 wouldn't have any issues Sarge?
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Re: Playing NTSC consoles in australia , do they work on our tvs
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013, 10:42:16 AM »
So a Japanese PS4 wouldn't have any issues Sarge?

No, video will not be an issue.

Just jumping back to Masso's question. There are some receivers that also do upscaling and conversion. I have a fairly good Onkyo that has a tonne of inputs mixed between composite, component and HDMI, it takes any of those and converts them to HDMI to output to the TV. My receiver *may* have a problem with NTSC signals coming since it is doing the conversion also, but I'd have to read the book to find out.

Going from your other thread, i think you're going with a dedicated piece of kit to convert the video to HDMI, just make sure that is ok with NTSC and you wont have any issues.

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Re: Re: Playing NTSC consoles in australia , do they work on our tvs
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013, 10:42:53 AM »
So a Japanese PS4 wouldn't have any issues Sarge?
I can see where this is going

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2013, 11:04:20 AM »
is the release date in australia for the ps4 is not the same with the other countries i am importing , thats why i have not pre ordered yet.

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Re: Playing NTSC consoles in australia , do they work on our tvs
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 11:49:42 AM »
Cheaper too

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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2013, 12:23:47 PM »

I have ordered because I seriously think there will be supply issues, having said that I am waiting for the play-Asia prices but they only are offering Japanese ones which looks like not being an issue.
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Re: Playing NTSC consoles in australia , do they work on our tvs
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 12:30:48 PM »

I have ordered because I seriously think there will be supply issues, having said that I am waiting for the play-Asia prices but they only are offering Japanese ones which looks like not being an issue.


And it's not an issue today with US or UK PS3s. there are plenty of people buying PS3s from Amazon US or UK, just look on OzBargain. The only issue is warranty and whether Sony AU would warrant it.

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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2013, 09:29:50 AM »
WOW the dreamcast looks insane with the vga box upscaled to 1080p..


wow absoloutly gorgeous.

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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 05:57:15 PM »
is the release date in australia for the ps4 is not the same with the other countries i am importing , thats why i have not pre ordered yet.

there are a few rumors that PS4 will release end of this year for US and Japan. Everywhere else will get it early 2014

nothing is announced yet, but i believe the PS3 launched in a similar manner

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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 09:33:46 PM »
is the release date in australia for the ps4 is not the same with the other countries i am importing , thats why i have not pre ordered yet.

there are a few rumors that PS4 will release end of this year for US and Japan. Everywhere else will get it early 2014

nothing is announced yet, but i believe the PS3 launched in a similar manner

Just been reading online and it is about to be confirmed that it will be a worldwide release.

google it there are a few sites which are saying this.

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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 10:51:07 AM »
is the release date in australia for the ps4 is not the same with the other countries i am importing , thats why i have not pre ordered yet.

there are a few rumors that PS4 will release end of this year for US and Japan. Everywhere else will get it early 2014

nothing is announced yet, but i believe the PS3 launched in a similar manner

Just been reading online and it is about to be confirmed that it will be a worldwide release.

google it there are a few sites which are saying this.

I couldn't see them staggering that one by more than a few days.
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Re: Playing NTSC consoles in australia , do they work on our tvs
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2013, 11:26:09 AM »
is the release date in australia for the ps4 is not the same with the other countries i am importing , thats why i have not pre ordered yet.

there are a few rumors that PS4 will release end of this year for US and Japan. Everywhere else will get it early 2014

nothing is announced yet, but i believe the PS3 launched in a similar manner

Just been reading online and it is about to be confirmed that it will be a worldwide release.

google it there are a few sites which are saying this.

I couldn't see them staggering that one by more than a few days.

Otherwise the airlines will be clogged with imports ;)

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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2013, 11:34:34 AM »
I will be (pleasantly) suprised if they manage a global release. The shear amount of hardware manufacture and distribution involved...whoa...even a (relatively simple and small) mobile phone doesnt get global release

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Re: Playing NTSC consoles in australia , do they work on our tvs
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2013, 11:42:07 AM »
But global release just means they need one device available in each locale ;)... and the rest can be back ordered for 6 months  :pop:

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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2013, 11:43:59 AM »
But global release just means they need one device available in each locale ;)... and the rest can be back ordered for 6 months  :pop:

Which is why I think the placeholder orders are the way to go, I must say I think it is impressive that we have PS4 discussions in four or five threads now :D
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