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Multi System DVD player?

Old 11-07-01, 11:04 AM
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Multi System DVD player?

what exactly is a Multi System DVD player?
I was oredering some DVDs from an Asian site, and they say the following:

Please note all 'Very New' titles which are not officially released are only playable on Multi System DVD players . Please make sure you player is (PAL/NTSC) before buying these titles. Thank you.

What does that mean exactly?
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Old 11-07-01, 11:23 AM
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It means your DVD player needs to be able to play PAL and NTSC discs. NTSC is the standard in the US and PAL is EMEA and others.
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Old 11-07-01, 11:35 AM
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right, I know what the standards are, but I wasn't aware that some(or all?) players could play both. I know that it exists for VCRs, but I didn't know about DVD players.
Is this common to have multi format DVD players?
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Old 11-07-01, 12:37 PM
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Some DVD players can play both. Most can not, but on some of the ones that do not play both you can mod them to do so. Either you have to mod them or have two different DVD players.
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