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Old 08-05-2019, 12:58 AM
 
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If a DVD player is capable of playing Region 9 DVDs, can it theoretically play PAL-specific Region 0 DVDs as well? I know for a fact by testing it with a genuine Region 9 DVD that it can play Region 9 DVDs, but wasn't sure about Region 0 using the PAL standard (I live in the US). Any thoughts or advice anyone could please provide would be deeply appreciated, thanks
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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The disc player has it's own region setting and unless you bought a specific disc player that is region free or multi region it should only work for single region.



As far as PAL compatibility this is a separate issue and has nothing to do with the region on the player or disc, if the player is both PAL/NTSC compatible if output as PAL it needs to either be displayed on PAL compatible TV set or converted to NTSC for display on NTSC TV. PAL has a framerate of 25fps so converting from NTSC to PAL is easy because you can just remove some frames, I believe these players are pretty common in Europe. PAL to NTSC is whole other ball game because the framerate increases.
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