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Old 2007-08-05, 05:57 PM
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What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

Was wondering if any standard players here in the states play PAL burns? My Toshiba wouldn't play a lick.
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Old 2007-08-05, 06:41 PM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

Apex, maybe $40.00. Plays NTSC and PAL. It works
for me.
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Old 2007-08-05, 06:59 PM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

Philips DVP642. I have tried Toshiba, Memorex and Daewoo. They're all in my basement all have issues. Go with PhilipsDVP642
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Old 2007-08-05, 07:09 PM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

My Apex plays both PAL and NTSC. Check out this list over at videohelp.com - 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.
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Old 2007-08-05, 07:52 PM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

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almost all of the cheap no-name DVD players at WalMart or KMart will play both NTSC & PAL...a few of the names off the top of my head are Apex, Durabrand, CyberHome, etc...

i recently picked up a Durabrand for $29, and it'll play anything, including data discs...has both component and digi outs i'm pretty sure
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Old 2007-08-05, 08:07 PM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

Get an "up convert".They play anything BUT they will show the flaws in the original source more.Things are becoming "high def" and Im glad!
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Old 2007-08-05, 11:24 PM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

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My Apex plays both PAL and NTSC. Check out this list over at videohelp.com - 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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Old 2007-08-06, 12:17 AM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

Hi Daniel

I am in OZ too so this may help. I have a Pioneer DV-393 cost $150 12 months ago. I tried two cheap no name ones like you see advertised at the Warehouse and places like that but after a month or so they both were faulty and I had to return them. When they worked, the picture quality was fine, but that didnt last for long. In the end I said stuff it and went to Clive Anthony's and bought the Pioneer. It does PAL and NTCS as well as xvid, mpeg etc, and plays all the dvd's I make on my computer. It hasnt missed a beat, the picture is sharp, 1 year with no hassles at all. With my experience with what is avaliable here, I have found that paying a few dollars more for a quality player has been the better option.

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Old 2007-08-06, 12:26 AM
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Old 2007-08-06, 01:09 AM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

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I have a Pioneer DV-393 cost $150 12 months ago.
I've been using a Pioneer DV-383 as my primary DVD player for about a year now and I've been very happy with the picture quality.

The reason why I brought up the issue was because whenever a US trader mentions they can't play PAL discs, everybody (including myself) suggests that they pick up a cheap Apex, Phillips, Cyberhome etc. player. I was just wondering what the picture quality would be like on those machines...
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Old 2007-08-06, 01:21 AM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

If you're looking for something on the higher end, one of the players I use is a Yamaha DVD-S2500. It plays NTSC and PAL progressive. Upscaling w/ the HDMI output. Plays DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD either with the Firewire output, or the 6 RCA outputs. I love it, superb picture and sound quality. Plays DVD+R Dual Layer also. Got mine last January. I do know that many of Yamaha's players (in all price ranges) usually play both NTSC and PAL, Yamaha advertises that feature.
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Old 2007-08-06, 01:43 AM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

DVD PLAYER: Marantz DV 7600

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http://us.marantz.com/Products/349.asp
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Old 2007-08-06, 05:57 AM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

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I've been using a Pioneer DV-383 as my primary DVD player for about a year now and I've been very happy with the picture quality.

The reason why I brought up the issue was because whenever a US trader mentions they can't play PAL discs, everybody (including myself) suggests that they pick up a cheap Apex, Phillips, Cyberhome etc. player. I was just wondering what the picture quality would be like on those machines...
i haven't noticed any major issues
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Old 2007-08-06, 06:25 AM
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Re: What DVD players play PAL Format DVD'S in the US?

The XBOX and XBOX 360 will play all region free PAL discs no problem. Not sure about Playstation.
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