Is Region 0 NTSC or PAL?

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  1. Ryan_M_M

    Ryan_M_M Stunt Coordinator

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    Forgive me for asking this, but what format is exactly Region 0, since these discs will play on NTSC and PAL players. It's easily to distinguish the signal you are transmitting where the regions are marked off, but what about Region 0.
     
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    I think it can be either... I'm not sure though. IIRC, I remember seeing some Region 0 discs in NTSC. I'm sure someone knows more than I do, though.
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    Ryan,
    Both, NTSC DVDs and PAL DVDs can be "region 0", meaning not region encoded. They will play on any player as far as the region coding is concerned, but can only be viewed on a system that supports the video-encoding.
    In principle, region coding and video-coding are independent of each other: Japanese region-2 DVDs are NTSC, while European region-2 DVDs are PAL.
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    Region 0 DVDs from asia are mostly in NTSC format.
    As for the european releases,its already mentioned.
     

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