Jump to content


Does NTSC Matter?

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic


  • Maeur1
  • Apprentice

  • PipPipPip
  • posts 324

Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:57 PM

SO i had just been to japan, and bought a 32GB Sony HDR-CX160 in japanese. Now from all the pages on the internet, they say that it outputs in NTSC format.

Now when i hooked up the very same camera to my NZ PAL 40" HDTV, through either RGB(the yellow, red and white cable), or HDMI, it outputs perfectly fine. So im just wondering, does it actually matter?

THE BEAST: I5 2500k | 8gb HyperX Blue | Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 | Sapphire Dual X R9 280X | FSP Group Aurum 600W | Antec DF-85 | Crucial M4 120gb SSD | 3x 1TB Hard Drives |


  • LinuxUser
  • PriceSpy

  • posts 9,034

Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

Depends. A lot of TVs can display NTSC content fine. But it might be a problem if you want to put it on to a computer or similar.

By the way, the "RGB" is actually known as component or YPbPr, whereas RGB is most commonly used as VGA.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users