International DVD Talk Intl. DVDs, Region Free Players, RCE, Hong Kong DVDs & More

newbie questions

Old 09-13-00, 10:37 AM
Cool New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2000
Posts: 21
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ok, i read some of the previous posts and would like a little clarification on the below

1) Does NTSC or PAL encoding on a DVD matter if i am playing it back on a computer (i.e. dvd-rom drive)?

2) Can i use my (US) gift certificates at

Old 09-13-00, 10:54 AM
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: OFF-WORLD
Posts: 5,978
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
1) No, however with most Apple Mac drives you have a limited number of times when you can switch over the region so be careful it doesnít "stick" in region two if youíre going to be viewing primarily region one discs. On the other hand you may have a PC and I donít know anything about them as they are indeed the work of the Devil

2) I donít believe so, although I wouldnít like to say positively - Maybe someone can confirm for sure. I know the european branch of express used to convert US to UK over, donít know if they still do or not though.
Old 09-13-00, 11:14 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Wales
Posts: 426
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
No, there is no way to use GC's at th UK site... Sorry.

There's no need for you to tell me you think I'm right - We'll just assume that!
Old 09-13-00, 01:38 PM
DVD Talk Legend
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sydney, Australia (The other side of the planet).
Posts: 11,633
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
No, the monitor doesn't care whether its NTSC or PAL.

You only have to worry about that on a T.V.

Like Jon said though, make sure you don't change the region to many times and lock the player.


John 3:16
Old 09-14-00, 07:18 AM
Join Date: Jun 1999
Posts: 160
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The monitor may not care about PAL/NTSC, but the player software sure does.

For instance, PowerDVD and WinDVD both play any region disc initially, but become region-locked after playing a specific number of discs from a region.

But you can get patches for players to make them "region-free" which will allow them to play all regions. They're just not official patches.

------------------ <== Canadian Deals 'n Steals
Canadian DVD Etailer Price Comparisons

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.