Originally Posted by Bogilein
I have read the german manual from the philips 530vcr and found this.
Cassettes in the NTSC color television standard are recorded (e.g. American tapes) can be played on this VCR.
Playback only works with PAL TVs that have a frame rate of 60 Hz are suitable.
Your vcr can't play real NTSC.
Two questions - are you sure that's the /16 version, and if so I'm kind of confused what that means. It says NTSC can be played on PAL TVs right?