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dealing with PAL vhs in the u.s.

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I recently aquired the german vhs of earthbound(1881 burl ives film) however I it doesnt play on my vcr so I’m assuming it’s in the PAL format. How can I identify PAL compatible players? or is somebody here already equiped to for such? The goal here is to sync it to the english broadcast recordings.

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videohelp.com may be of some assistance mate - very useful forums and some knowledgeable people on there.

This thread may be of some use too - https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/306766-VHS-region-compatibility
 

Ebay does have some players that will play both PAL and NTSC - yet they are quite expensive; it may be cost effective to get hold of a standard PAL player instead?

I’d also keep an eye out for any PAL VHS players going up on ebay or any car boot / garage sales etc.
 

Good luck with it 😃

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