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Old 12-11-2012, 07:02 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hi, I'm moving from Australia to the US next year. I am wondering if my PAL region 4 DVDs will play on American DVD players? In Australia these days, our DVD players generally don't have a problem playing NTSC and region 1. I'll be bummed if I have to muck about with a computer to get my discs to play on a US player or TV. When i get tos the US, i just wanna buy a cheap DVD player that will play my DVDs formatted and region coded for OZ.
TIA

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Most DVD players here only going to be region 1 and NTSC, Having said that you can get region free PAL/NTSC compatible players. I haven't looked in years but they used to be pretty expensive.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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Prepared to be bummed.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Google dvd player region free and you will find players such as this: https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...ed=0CHEQ8wIwAA

It's possible that your present player is region free and can be used with 120 volt mains.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Thanks guys.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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The funny thing is in Australia, it seems, the cheaper the DVD player, the greater the chance that it will be region free and PAL/NTSC compatible. Maybe because it's usually made in China??
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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The funny thing is in Australia, it seems, the cheaper the DVD player, the greater the chance that it will be region free and PAL/NTSC compatible. Maybe because it's usually made in China??
The MPAA insures any large manufacturer is going to use region coding by twisting their arm a little and it may even be a requirement to license DVD technology. AFAIK here in the US region free players are skirting IP laws.

Keep in mind you need a player that outputs NTSC, you might be better off finding one like that that will accept PAL disks and has a hack.

DVD Player and Blu-ray Player region codes - VideoHelp.com
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Thanks
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Some flat panel TVs can display PAL and NTSC: Multi-System LCD TV PAL NTSC Secam Multisystem LCD Televisions 110-220 Volt
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: The Ranch
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What is Selplnig? Its sitting at the bottom of post in #1.
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