All region ntsc pal huh!

Hello to all, ok im confused after many hours research I find a recording DVD/VCR combo which has all I want …only to find another site has different specs!! I am looking for an inexpensive reasonable combo which will play DVD audio, is region free and plays PAL DVDs on a standard NTSC TV. Am I asking too much?
Any help appreciated

Here in Europe we have plenty of dvd players that can playback in NTSC format. None of them are region free by default, but that can be arranged with the help of or some other website which publishes the key tricks to make them region free.

Recorders can only record in the (pre)configured tv format. VCR is either PAL or NTSC. There are not much VCR devices that can deal both.