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German DVD doesnt play in my DVD player

Old 11-08-02, 01:53 AM
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German DVD doesnt play in my DVD player

Hello. I just bought a DVD from amazon.de it is a German DVD. but on the back it says PAL ALL REGIONS. The language is german/english. the dvd format is dvd-video 5. My DVD player is a Sylvania DVD player, and I also have a PS2 capable of playing dvd's. Both do not play the DVD. What can I do to get it to work?
I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you!

-David Keener
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Old 11-08-02, 03:11 AM
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...do you live in the USA?... if yes, you can be 99.999% sure that your Sylvania player is not equipped to play PAL discs, period... note that, with very few exceptions, all European (Region 2 as well as Region 0) DVDs are PAL, not NTSC...

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Old 11-08-02, 06:52 AM
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I think I smell a big... "OOOOPS!"
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Old 11-08-02, 10:51 AM
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Has your DVD player been altered to be region free..?

What model Sylvania player is it..?

Are you aware of the PAL/NTSC differences..??
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Old 11-08-02, 12:36 PM
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Play in a computer dvd-rom. it'l work there.

Never heard of a Sylvania hackkkk though.
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Old 11-08-02, 09:48 PM
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need a region free dvd

Hi thanks for your replies. The sylvania is just a standard dvd player so im not surprised it isnt able to read PAL. I never even knew of such a difference until last night...So i need a region free dvd player. Any suggestions on which one to buy?

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I'm closing this as your first question was answered and your second is already the subject of various thread that you can check out. Please join in an existing recommendations discussion if further advice is needed. [Benedict]

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Old 11-09-02, 12:50 AM
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Wait! You don't need just a region free DVD player. You also need the player to have the capability to convert a PAL DVD to play on your NTSC TV.
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Old 11-09-02, 01:12 AM
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...what axolotls return said... that is, assuming you are indeed watching DVDs on an NTSC display... so how come you - being a 'newbie' to this Forum - just happened to buy a ( ? only one ? ) ( ? which title ? ) German DVD, that also just happens to be PAL ALL REGIONS (not all that common in Region 2, unless, of course, it's a German 'adult' title) ... he asked, suspiciously, beginning to smell a rat, somewhere, somehow...

...anyway, and fwiw, take a look here...

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