Can all TVs play American games? (from PAL user)

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    Im not sure if mine can. So far with my modchip Ive only played PAL games, but I don't know if a US game like Brawl would work.

    Is there a way to tell?
     
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    If a PAL game running in 60hz works on your TV then your TV should be able to display US/Jap games without a problem.
     
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    Ok good [​IMG] I play all my PAL games in 60hz [​IMG]

    Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  4. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    Some older TVs do PAL60 but don't do NTSC, in theory an RGB SCART cable should fix the problem if this is the case.
     
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    In Europe, nearly all new TVs are 50hz/60hz and can do PAL or NTSC.

    Not so for the US! Here, most are 60hz and NTSC only. This really disappoints me.
     
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    I never knew that was the case with US Tvs. I suppose that is partly due to the lack of a major import market for PAL format media. Very rare anyone ever wants a Region 2 DVD, for instance, for the US by comparison I guess.
     
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    My TV is a rather basic one, no LCD or anything and a few years old.

    How much would the above specified cable cost if it couldnt display?

    And how I be able to tell? Black screen, disk error?
     
  8. gov78

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    well i think if your tv doesnt support 60Hz then its usally a black and white picture or blank screen
     
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    An RGB cable shouldn't really cost you more than $20AU I would expect. PAL TVs have been supporting 60hz signals for about 10 or so years on a large scale so it's very likely that your TV will accept the signal.
     
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    Oh, ok.

    Wish I knew that xD
     
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    the fastest and easiest way to find is to check a ntsc game with freeloader.

    burn in the ntsc game without doing anything to the iso. then burn your freeloader iso.

    change your wii to 60 hz (480i). then insert the freeloader disk. i
    you will see some static for 2 parses or so. when that stops take out the freeloader disk and insert the ntsc disk.
    at the disk channel it will look fine but when you click to play it, if you tv set supports 60 hz but not ntsc, the game will be in black and white.

    if your tv has scart rgb you are cool. just use that and the game will be in color.

    if it is relatively new you should have no problems at all [​IMG]
     
  12. Lumstar

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    I own a monitor which claims in the manual to support PAL. But it doesn't mention 50hz, and I've probably got no way to test that. Unless my PC's video card can on its video out...
     
  13. manias

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    if you can do 60hz you can patch all games to pal with VMC so yes, your tv can do all.