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Old 2007-08-05, 10:24 PM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

Originally Posted by U2Lynne
My Apex plays both PAL and NTSC. Check out this list over at - check Multisystem PAL/NTSC - and you'll get a huge list of players, many which are available for cheap at a Target or Walmart, or similar.
What's the quality like on these cheap DVD players? I'm in Australia and I test my DVD encodes on a number of players and I've found that the cheap 'made in China' players exhibit serious macroblocking on DVDs even when the video bitrate reaches 8 Mpbs!

I guess that's a compromise between being able to watch a PAL DVD and not, but I'd rather watch it on my PC than have to endure sub-par picture quality...
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