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Old May 27th, 2005, 12:45 PM   #1
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Do PAL DVD players and TVs work with NTSC?

I have been hearing conflicting things about whether or not modern PAL players and sets can also play NTSC DVDs as well. Is this true?
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Old May 27th, 2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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Yes, but not visa versa. Pal can play NTSC, NTSC cannot play Pal. Well, 95% of Pal players anyways:

http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#1.19

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Old May 28th, 2005, 06:46 AM   #3
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Well, I would not say yes. Here's how it boils down currently in western
europe (at least here in Holland):

1. almost all DVD players have an option to convert NTSC to PAL on the fly

2. a lot of the medium and high end TV's can playback NTSC (especially the widescreen models).

So there is a pretty good chance someone in (western) europe can play back
an NTSC DVD. I'd say that chance is 75% (a "feeling").

However, if you want to sell a product on the PAL market you really can't
sell a NTSC version. Just convert (or have it converted) to PAL and sell that.

If it is for someone you know in a PAL country it should be fine to send
something as NTSC.
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