Re: [Videolib] International DVD standards
Tue, 23 Dec 2003 14:13:13 -0500


I believe your qualification on playing Region 1 discs in a
PAL country is correct. Not only does the TV standard have to
be compatible or converted, but also the voltage for the
player's power supply.

I don't think that all so-called "region free" players handle
these tasks as well as region coding. However, here is a
selection of them, some of which claim to cover all the


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 12:29:58 -0500
>From: Val Gangwer <>
>Subject: Re: [Videolib] International DVD standards
>I had an interesting question this morning, and I gave what
I thought
>was the correct information, but I would like confirmation
from the
>gurus on the list. The question was whether DVDs, in
addition to having
>region codes (1 for USA/Canada, etc.) also had the problems
with PAL vs.
>NTSC going from say, a regionless DVD player to a PAL TV in
>Europe. I said that, yes, all these things would have to be
overcome to
>play a US disc successfully in Europe. Was I right?
>Thanks for any advice.
>Val Gangwer
>Director of Audio Visual Services
>Mary Baldwin College
>Videolib mailing list

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