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Region 0 DVD won't play in Region 1

Old 04-10-01, 07:20 PM
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Hello,
I just purchased a region 0 DVD from Asia, Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On". This is my first region 0 purchase. From what I understand, region 0 DVDs are supposed to play worldwide, but this has been tried on two different players and will not play.

Does anyone know why this will not play, or maybe if there is a setting on my DVD player that can be changed to allow it to play????

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Is your DVD PAL or NTSC?

Most North American DVD player will only playback NTSC DVD, even if they are Region 0.
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how do you know if a dvd could play pal and ntsc?

could pioneer's dvd players play pal dvd's?

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Region 0 DVD won't play in Region 1

Hmmmmm, I didn't realize that DVD players were still segregated between PAL and NTSC, although it makes sense. Since I'm in North America, mine is NTSC, so I suppose the region 0 DVD from Asia would be PAL. Damn, defeated again! Thanks, everyone, for replying!

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Re: Region 0 DVD won't play in Region 1

Originally posted by WilliamMeisinger
Hmmmmm, I didn't realize that DVD players were still segregated between PAL and NTSC, although it makes sense. Since I'm in North America, mine is NTSC, so I suppose the region 0 DVD from Asia would be PAL. Damn, defeated again! Thanks, everyone, for replying!

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No, not necessarily. When you say it "doesn't play" what exactly happens? Is the disc recognized at all, do you get a bad (wavy picture), etc... Need more details. What player do you have?

If it's a PAL problem, the disc will likely "play" it just won't look good, it may look like scrambled premium cable, or something else depending on your player.

If it's a problem with the disc, it may not be recognized at all by the player. Need more info.

Where did you buy it from? What store in what country? Saying Asia is like saying, I bought this DVD from the western hemisphere. There are different region codes and PAL/NTSC countries Asia.


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Re: Re: Region 0 DVD won't play in Region 1

[QUOTE]Originally posted by renaldow
If it's a PAL problem, the disc will likely "play" it just won't look good, it may look like scrambled premium cable, or something else depending on your player.
That's not always true. Lots of US players will refuse to play PAL discs at all -- including Pioneer players, which WilliamMeisinger apparently has.

My Pioneer DVL-700 will not play Region 0 PAL titles. It simply displays a "Cannot be Played." message and stops.


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