Can you give advice about multi-region please.

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  1. Richard Michael Clark

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    I have a friend in California who is about to get a dvd player. I've told him to get a multi-region player as there are some Region 2 discs he wants.

    I am in the UK so I don't know anything about US players!

    I have 2 questions for anyone who might be able to help:

    1) What player would you recommend in the US and how do you go about getting multi-region in the US?

    2) Will there be a problem playing back Region 2 PAL discs on an NTSC televsion?

    many thanks if anyone can help

    Rich
     
  2. Richard Michael Clark

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  3. YANG

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    The answer to your questions...

    1.The most popular make in the U.S now,if i am not wrong should be APEX players.MALATA is catching up to that position.

    2.Your friend will still need a color system converter to convert PAL to NTSC.As most of the CTVs are not multi-system,they accepts only NTSC signals.The player that he buy will probably be able to output PAL color,since the player is neutral.
     
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    My understanding is that APEX discontinued being 'multi-region' over a year ago - anyone tried any 'recent' ones?
     
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    Hi all, I was interested in this also. I looked at a couple of multi-region progressive players - Philips Q50, JVC XV-S62. The specs talk about multi-standard (PAL/NTSC) playback, but nothing about converting PAL output into NTSC. Do you folks know whether these do the conversions or any other players with built-in converters.
    Thx, Kris
    PS: Searched on the web for Malata DVD-N996. It looks like the answer to my question. [​IMG]
     

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