Can a DVD-ROM convert from PAL -> NTSC?

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  1. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

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    I believe I recently read on another forum that a DVD-ROM can convert a PAL signal to NTSC. I'm not sure if my DVD-ROM is region-free (I'm going to check this weekend), but if it is region-free, would I be able to play a R2 PAL disc on it? I'm using Cinemaster player (not sure which version) and PowerDVD 3.0. Thanks.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Yes, most computer based DVD will do the conversion.
     
  3. Shayne Lebrun

    Shayne Lebrun Screenwriter

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    I've done it. Works great.
     
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  5. Jonathan Burk

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    Not only will it work, it will be perfect. The set top units that convert PAL -> NTSC usually have some serious compromises in picture quality. I've looked at many PAL (and NTSC) discs on computers and both look excellent.
     

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