Hello everyone, I have a question that I am hoping the experts here at hometheaterforums can answer. I am considering the purchase of Until The End Of The World (only available from Italy) DVD from Italy, PAL format. I am in the US. I have been told by a friend that "All DVD players will convert PAL to NTSC". I don't think they do. What I have been reading is that if you play a PAL DVD in any DVD player it will output in the PAL format and if your TV is NTSC than you won't be watching anything. Is this correct? does anyone know if standard DVD players play PAL and convert to NTSC or do they just have the ability to play PAL and output PAL. I just haven't been able to find a clear answer anywhere. I have found a cheap DVD player from Cyberhome that plays and transfers PAL to NTSC and the region code is easy to hack to make it region free. The Cyberhome DVD player is only like $35 US but unfortunately it has a very poor reliability record so buyers beware. I am only buying this DVD player for Until The End Of The World DVD. This is specifically why I am buying this machine because it does the PAL to NTSC conversion automatically which no other machine on the market does? Thanks for all your help everyone. If anyone else is interested in this DVD player (If PAL to NTSC is indeed the case) here is the Cyberhome DVD player. Buyer beware though. This player has a very bad reliabliliy record. amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000A0AJH/104-9992160-7302356?v=glance .