Michael, PAL and NTSC are indeed incompatible, so unless your DVD player has the circuitry enabled to do the conversion, you are out of luck, sorry to say. Please advise: I have purchased (from a USA store in Ohio) a DVD which (the seller tells me)says on its case/package that it is “PAL Region Free”. Nov 08, · The DVD players sold in PAL countries can play both two sorts of DVD discs while most NTSC players are not compatible with PAL DVD format. To be specific, the commercially available DVD players and TVs can play the two standard DVDs in PAL counties. However, the television system in some area like North America, Japan, and South Korea is NTSC. PAL players all play NTSC, using the PAL quasi display very similar to analog Brazilian PAL. The only caveat with playing a “foreign” disc is that the disc needs to be made region-free. PAL/NTSC formats are are not the same as regions! DVD regions are artificial markets created by the studios, manufacturers and licensees to control where videos are bought and sold in the world. Viewing PAL DVD's in USA. Scart only output is no problem. Just take a scart to phono lead or adapter. However I note that that DVD player is region 2 only. From an earlier post it would appear US Sonys and Panasonic's are 60Hz only so probably best to avoid them. I wouldn't bother taking your 26" Sony. Dec 09, · My previous reply was regarding playing the DVD on a standalone player. As far as playing it one your computer you won't have any trouble playing a region free DVD whether it is in PAL . Oct 13, · By the way, Oppo players will play and convert 50hz content (depending on your needs) and will also play PAL content either as PAL (if your TV supports it) or as an NTSC conversion. It can also be rendered region-free for both Blu-Ray and DVD with a simple frvi4.net: ARROW-AV. Nov 17, · will north american PS4's play PAL discs. You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post Operating System: PS4. In general, it is easier for consumers in PAL/SECAM countries to view NTSC DVDs than vice versa. Almost all DVD players sold in PAL/SECAM countries are capable of playing both kinds of discs, and most modern PAL TVs can handle the converted signal. NTSC discs may be output from a PAL DVD player in three different ways.
Note that this region setting can only be changed a maximum of five times. Sign In Register. I would look for a DVD player that can do everything you want: for instance, my apartmentmates philips can be unlocked with a RF code take a look at this guy's site and will output PAL, though I think you need to use the component outs to get color. June 11, Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Advertisements or commercial links. In practice the "electronic frame hold" circuits seemed to manage just fine. Too bad they just didn't use the noted tool and get out of the kitchen.
There's far less need or desire for multiregion DVD and BluRay players in the US too, but they are available although generally online for the big brands. You can find some region-free DVD players online and just get one. Topic Archived. Best of luck, Bob. The scheme was deployed on only a handful of discs.
I wonder if American Sonys and Panasonics are in essence, Bekos in disguise 'cos they're so cheap. Both have handled 50Hz with no problems. But if you have a independent dvd unit, the solution is to use a software like dvdfab to remove the restrictions. Thank your for your replies. Smilies are On. Old , AM - Thread Starter. The output videos will get perfect balance in compression ratio, image quality and file size. I was looking for general information on whether or not there was a restriction on the computer about reading PAL disks. In most computer drives, users are allowed to change the region code up to five times.