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hoovdaddy
NTSC video for DVD in a PAL region
on May 2, 2006 at 1:41:52 pm

I will be creating a DVD from NTSC video, that will need to be playable in Brazil, a PAL region.
I've been told that as long as I don't author it for a specific region, it will play anywhere (NTSC or PAL). I'm looking for second opinions. Thanks.


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Noah Kadner
Re: NTSC video for DVD in a PAL region
on May 2, 2006 at 5:26:50 pm

Yes- most PAL DVD players and PAL TVs can playback NTSC discs if all regions are left open. Best to send a check disc to be sure.

Noah


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Jim O'Shea
Re: NTSC video for DVD in a PAL region
on May 7, 2006 at 11:22:11 am

I agree that NTSC discs can play on most PAL players when authored region-free, as we have sold many discs to mainly European countries. But I think it's ironic that PAL discs can't play on NTSC players. Looks like we lucked out in the US this time

- Jim


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Noah Kadner
Re: NTSC video for DVD in a PAL region
on May 9, 2006 at 1:36:40 am

It's actually pretty logical if you think about it. The U.S. is it's own market and all it has is NTSC. In Europe there's many different countries and while most of them are PAL there's a smattering of NTSC countries out there. Enough of a market to make multisystem DVD players a good marketing idea.

Noah


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