Will European Format DVD's play in the USA

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#1

I have a DVD I’d like to send to friends in New York.
Its a region 2 PAL DVD.
I know I will have to make a “region free” copy but will I also have to re-encode the DVD to NTSC so that it to play on an American set top box?


#2

it should be fine just make sure that their dvd player is set to nstc output tv setting cos i gave my brother a u.s ocean’s 13 dvd & his dvd player had auto tv setting so when he put in a u.s dvd i tryed to output it to a u.s tv so i had to go up their and set it to pal output


#3

Thanks for your response, but you may have misunderstood.
I was asking whether a UK PAL DVD will play and be viewable on a US TV and DVD player without a format conversion.
As you say most European DVD players can convert NTSC format to PAL-60 so that it will dipslay on a European TV, but I don’t know whether the opposite is true in the US.


#4

It depends on the dvd player. Look here for more info www.videohelp.com in the dvd player section.