[QUOTE=Zippity;2203056]Sorry to ruin your party, but I think that you are wrong.
I have copied several PAL DVDs and sent them over to a friend in California and he has had no difficulty watching them on either his PC, Laptop or home TV :)[/QUOTE]
PC or Laptop do not care about TV system, they interpret mpeg file.
It is quite possible that your friend has converting DVD player to play on TV, they are available. I have one like that myself, but it is not common.
Or your friend play TV from a computer.