American NTSC TVs or displays are not capable of viewing videos recorded using the PAL or SECAM systems, which are more prevalent throughout the world. PAL and SECAM systems are more commonly used in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia, requiring NTSC TV users to have a converter unit in order to play PAL/SECAM-format videos on their displays.
A PAL to NTSC converter device is designed to automatically detect video system formats and convert them to the desired output. Advanced converter devices have the ability to auto-detect all standard formats (PAL, NTSC, and even SECAM) at any resolution and translate them to your choice of output signal and resolution. PAL to NTSC converters come in a wide variety of designs and configurations, but most would accept HDMI connections or standard RCA composite jacks and cables for convenient set-up. You may select between high output resolutions (usually between 720p and 1080p) as well as your desired output signal (PAL or NTSC). Converters automatically translate videos for high-resolution display on your high definition NTSC display.
Choose a high-quality converter that has the ability to deliver real-time video conversion without any signal or audio delay. Find a device that is convenient and easy enough to configure. Setup should be as simple as connecting your analog or HD source to the input connection of the unit and hooking up the device to your display.
Most devices will allow you to select input connection between A/V and HD, and have high output resolution options to match most displays. Choose a device that will automatically convert any video source and display it on your monitor correctly. These devices offer many practical applications, ranging to converting PAL VHS tapes to NTSC DVDS using a DVD recorder, to connecting an American NTSC TV to a PAL HD/analog receiver, and connecting any PAL source to any HD NTSC source and vice versa.