B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1142 times:
Question here -
I have TV with various "all system" video (VHS) capability - NTSC, PAL and SECAM... but for my various DVDs, I need separate players...
Are there any "all system" (or "all regions") DVD players available... Would appreciate brand name - model - approximate price - any voltage OK...
Thanks for your help
Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1133 times:
Multi region DVD players are very common in the UK. You can also buy single region and get them re-coded. I believe that this is a simple operation and the codes are available on the net. I expect someone can point you in the right direction.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1109 times:
I've got a Playstation 2 and i use it to watch both PAL and NTSC format dvd's- works fine. Another consideration is how new your television is. This will determine whether you can watch certian dvd's due to its refresh rate. Older tv's-more than 10 years old probably won't play some formats.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1103 times:
I checked out the Ezydvd website and they reckon that all dvd players sold in PAL countries(Australia) play both NTSC and PAL discs, but your TV monitor must be NTSC compatible in order to view in full colour. Although more recent TV's have this function you should check your TV manual for more information. Just a question, how old is your television?
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1083 times:
Thanks a bunch to all of you regarding the info - and to those who will bring some more info - yes my TV is rather new, all systems - all regions compatible - any voltage as well (!), has surround sound etc... and plays any VHS video in PAL, NTSC or SECAM formats but for the DVD I have to have two seperate players...
Why in hell did (SONY is the brand of all that) made it so convenient for the VVHS, but did not think about the problems if playing DVD... strange...
Again, thanks a million to all of you
Marcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1759 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1074 times:
I have a Philips 704 multiregion DVD player.......bought it over the internet at www.famsa.com in Mexico.......I have used it with DVD's from regions 1,2,3 and 4......region free DVD's, VCD's, CD's and MP3 discs
Since you are in Argentina, I could suggest the online stores at Terra, De compras, Fiera, etc.
Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
NJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1067 times:
I can heartily recommend the Apex 3201 player. It provides (undocumented) codefree, Macrovision-disabled operation and outputs to both PAL and NTSC. I have two of 'em - they're only $100 (if you can still find one)
Covert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1443 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1061 times:
Wait Skipper, hold up you guys... The region encoding on DVD's is separate from the colour system (NTSC/PAL/SECAM). Regardless of the colour system, the encoding still stands....can't play region 1 on European units, and vice versa.
However, multiregional DVD players are getting cheaper and cheaper, and try playing it on a pc...