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Is an R2 DVD always PAL?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Chris PC, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. Chris PC

    Chris PC Producer

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    Just wondering how it works. I live in Canada but the R1 release of Smiley's People is apparantly really bad, with missing parts etc, its for father who has read these books, so I need the best. The R2 is better, but is that PAL?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    Europe=PAL
    Japan=NTSC
     
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  4. Chris PC

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    Ok. I am in NA looking to use a R2 released DVD cause the R1 release is apparantly not so good.
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    Right, well we need to know which R2 you're talking about. Europe or Japan?
     
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    R3 is "worse" in that current releases are almost always NTSC, even though broadcast TV is PAL. But perhaps precisely for this reason, everything sold here is multi-system and almost all of us have no trouble with NTSC material.
     
  7. Brett C

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    Most of the World has Multi System as a standard, on TV's, VCR's and DVD players. Certainly through Europe, Asia and Australasia anyway...
     
  8. Mark Zimmer

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    There are also a handful of British releases that are R0 NTSC format for whatever reason. The Bounty SE and The Dead Zone SE are two of these, but I don't know about Smiley.
     
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    I don't think Smiley's People is out in R2 yet.
     
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