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      01-18-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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What DVD's play in the uk..?

Pal or ntsc or whatever its called? want to buy a dvd but dont want one which wont play?

any help?

thanks

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Pal or ntsc or whatever its called? want to buy a dvd but dont want one which wont play?

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Pal is the standard format in the UK. Country code 2, but most can be bought or adjusted to be code free and will display either PAL or NTSC. Your TV may already handle NTSC (it is just a different density of lines fed more frequently).

NTSC is mainly American but also used in Japan and other countries.

A quick search of Google or Wiki would have told you that.

But as you are incapable of this simple task, here I've done it for you :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code

Might be too much text for you ...

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try and get a regio free player or buy from a vendor who will unlock it for you...

Then you can play all those cheap us bought ones

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Dave, are you sure you don't want to pop-round and read it for him then?
Naw ... he'd be constantly fidgeting. Be lucky if I could finish a sentence.



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Pal or ntsc or whatever its called? want to buy a dvd but dont want one which wont play?

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Pal or ntsc or whatever its called? want to buy a dvd but dont want one which wont play?

any help?

thanks

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Carloss, I'm just happy that you have this nice little corner of the internet to play in.



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Carloss, I'm just happy that you have this nice little corner of the internet to play in.



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Pal or ntsc or whatever its called? want to buy a dvd but dont want one which wont play?

any help?

thanks

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Pal has a higher resolution than NTSC, thats why american programmes broadcast on british TV often have a grainy appearance.

Most DVD players will play PAL and NTSC, but there is a separate 'region code' restruction which can be a problem.

If you rip any dvd to your computer with this program:

http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/

Then burn it back to DVD ...

It automatically becomes region free and will work on any player.

If you understand any of this nod your head slowly
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Have you bought a DVD before?

Did it work?
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Guys, don't mess with Carlos. He's an engineer.
But havn't we been hearing that the government want to get rid of the railways less technical engineers

Maybe they could release a dvd based re-training program....PAL based of course as they don't understand the importance of 'correct lines'
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