I have a number of European DVDs with region code 0 and PAL format. They obviously donâ€™t play on my DVD recorders (Panasonic DMR-ES45VS and Magnavox MDR513H) because those machines only play region 1 codes. They play fine on my computer however which has a 16X DVD+/-RW optical drive (HL-DT-ST-DVD±RW GSA-H73N) and Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on a Dell Inspiron 530S.
I would like to know if I can expect ANY computer DVD/CD-ROM drive to be able to read any region code or format (such as PAL) or did I just get lucky and happen upon a computer, OS and drive that will read this code (region code 0) and PAL format? Thanks in advance for any feedback.