I've read that the difference between UK PAL and Continental PAL is the carrier frequency used for the audio. But is that referring to:
- the (now former) analogue TV broadcasts
- the encoding on the tape
- or both?
I am aware of the VHS PAL I standard for the UK and the VHS PAL B/G etc standard in continental Europe.
According to these links, if the SCART output is used, then the audio is available. The links say that the difference in audio encoding is only related to the RF (Radio Frequency) signal i.e. broadcasts:
- VHS tape recordings in the U.K. where else do they work?
- can I convert a PAL-B/G signal to a PAL-I signal?
My use case is for using a continental video player from Germany to play UK VHS PAL tapes and convert the video and audio digitally.
- Model: JVC HR-S9600EU (not EK - UK) - one of the apparently higher quality machines, according to:
- Canopus ADVC100 attached to computer via Firewire
PAL standard references: