Some Help on DVD Compatibility


#1

Just a quick question here…

I was wondering if NTSC Region ‘0’ DVDs play on Pal Playstation2/Xbox/X360? Specifically, I wondering if any one of the members on this site from UK or Aus can chime in on this. Have any of you guys purchased a Region ‘0’ (region free) NTSC DVD and attempted to play it on your Pal Console? If so, did you need any additional equipment (converter, adapter, etc)?

-Thanks


#2

NTSC and PAL are not compatible, regardless of the region


#3

Even though the systems are different there is more than meets the eye here.
I will confirm some things for the Sony PlayStation 2 system that:

- region free PAL DVD’s will play on NTSC consoles
NTSC J version anyway

- region free NTSC DVD’s will play on PAL consoles

  • They even play copies but not from games (unmodified).

After that it depends on the viewing device.
The majority of PAL televisions do support NTSC signal nowadays.

If you want a specific DVD that bad and you are not able to play it,
you could always convert it on a PC.