The Orei PAL-to-NTSC Interface converter simply converts the output of a "PAL-Compatible" Component (e.g. PAL OTA Tuner, DVR or VCR with 25/50-Hz framerates) so that a "NTSC compatible" HDTV can accept the signal on one of it's (30/60-Hz framerate) inputs. It does NOT convert OTA PAL signals to OTA NTSC signals.
The US LED HDTV only supports NTSC and Hi-Def ATSC OTA broadcast signals. What you need is an external PAL (or PAL/DVB-T2
) OTA STB Tuner Box, which should be readily available in Sri Lanka....or from many European Websites. Some of them MIGHT come with HDMI, Component Video and/or Low-Rez Composite Video (Yellow) interfaces that support NTSC's 30/60-Hz framerates in addition to the usual PAL 25/50-Hz framerates. If not, then the Orei PAL-to-NTSC Interrface Converter might be just what you need to connect the Tuner to your HDTV.
Note that High Definition broadcasts are currently available in Sri Lanka in DVB-T2
(upgrade to original DVB-T) transmission format, chosing to use MPEG-4/H.264/AAC
for surround sound...so make sure you buy a compatible tuner. Some countries seems to be doing their own thing wrt DVB-T enhancements...esp surround sound implementation, so make sure it provides the alternative AAC
sound capability, not found in most European OTA broadcasts:
There are DIFFERENT FLAVORS of PAL, with different channel spacings and video bandwidths. Sri Lanka (and India) REPORTEDLY use version PAL-B
. Many (but not ALL) tuners implement ALL of the versions, so you might want to make sure that it does ALL PAL versions so you can use it in another country if you are ever relocated:
[Search for "Sri Lanka".]
More extensive info can be found in my earlier post (and others) in the fol. thread on this subject:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/934779/atsc-hdtv-set-use-outside-atsc-areas/30Edited by holl_ands - 9/21/13 at 12:39pm