I have pre-ordered a copy of the extended version of LOTR:FOTR from Amazon.com. Obviously this is a region-1 disc. I live in South Africa, which is a region-2 country. My question is this: If I buy a region-1 NTSC disc from Amazon.com, will I notice any difference from a region-2 PAL disc in terms of picture quality? I don't really know much about all this, but I do know that PAL has a higher picture resolution than NTSC. I'm not sure how it all works, but someone told me that an NTSC disc would look worse than the PAL version. But then again, I heard from someone else that the picture resolution remains 720x576, and the resolution is converted to whatever colour system my TV can handle (I have a Sony DRC TV which receives a PAL signal through my satellite decoder). So, what's the story? Should I rather buy a region-2 PAL disc? I'm not interested in any differing amounts of features -- just the transfer.