PAL or NTSC?

All our DVDs are region-free and will play anywhere in the world. However, different countries use one of two different methods to enocde the video data on the DVD.

 

In Europe this encoding standard is called 'PAL' and in the Americas it is called 'NTSC' (there is a third format called SECAM, but this is used for broadcast video only - PAL is the format used for DVDs in SECAM countries). Click here to see a map.

 

Some NTSC equipment can not play PAL discs correctly, but all recently produced PAL equipment will play NTSC.

 

All our discs are now released in NTSC only, and will play correctly on all DVD players. Some Panasonic DVD recorders may need to be set manually to NTSC, please refer to your instruction manual.

 

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