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Pal or NTSC?

Nowadays, some people watch a lot of movies without knowing their formats. Sometimes if you cannot play DVD on your player, it might because of the DVD format although most of the DVD players are multi-format the TV's attached to them may not be!

There are two main standards in the world PAL or NTSC. Basically PAL is European and NTSC is American - the rest of the world is split between these two standards. There is a third Secam standard developed by France but nowadays any Secam country should choose PAL.

There is also a regional setting on DVDs that has nothing to do with the format type. Its a means by which DVD players are limited to a a regional code on the DVD and unless the region on the DVD matches the region on the player the dvd will not play.

All our DVD's are produced as multiple region and are not restricted in this manner.

 List of Countries 

We produce DVDs in both PAL and NTSC so its important you choose the correct standard for your dvd player and TV. If you are not sure please check the country lists below.

PAL Countries Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Ascension Island, Australia, Austria, Azores, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Britain, Brunei, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, China (Peoples Republic), Christmas Island, Cook Island, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dubai, Easter Island, England, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, France,Gambia, Gaza & West Bank, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greenland, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia,  Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madeira, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands,New Zealand,Nigeria,Norfolk Island, Norway,Oman,Pakistan,Papua New Guinea,Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Sardinia, Scotland, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Tristian Da Cunah, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Vatican, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zanzibar

 
NTSC Countries Alaska, American Samoa, Antigua, Antilles (Dutch), Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Burma, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Diego Garcia, Dominica,  Dominican Republic,  Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada,  Guam, Guatemala, Guyana,Haiti,Hawaii,Honduras,Jamaica,Japan, Johnston Islands, Korea South, Leeward Islands, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Montserrat, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Okinawa, Palau, Panama,Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Samoa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam
 
If your country is not in the above lists, it will be secam so please choose a PAL video format.

 
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