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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Robert Spalding, Mar 14, 2003.
I read somewhere on the NEt that the Tosh SDK625 will read region 0 PAL discs. Is this true?
No deck from a major manufacturer will EVER ship region free, and no small company that wishes to keep their license will ship that way either
I know its not region free, but I had read it would read PAL discs.
The JVC players will play rg 0 Pal or NTSC.Mine does,model xv-s62.
Stephen, yes, but it has been chipped outside of the manufacturing plant
No, it hasn't. Any DVD player will play Region '0' discs; this isn't the same thing as the player being 'region free'. The issue is whether a player is capable of playing both PAL and NTSC R0 titles, or of converting from one system to another.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Toshiba is PAL-capable, as most of their early models were able to play PAL R0 discs. Whether it's able to convert from PAL to NTSC is much less likely, but certainly not beyond the realm of possibility.
OK, OK, let me try to summarize:
1) We are NOT talking region FREE PLAYER
2) WE ARE talking PAL AND NTSC capable
3) WE are NOT talking PAL to NTSC conversion
So the question is:
Can a region 0 (region free) DVD (NOT player) that's PAL play on the said Toshiba model, if you have a PAL (or multisystem PAL+NTSC) TV ?
Is this about right ?
Most decks will PASS PAL, just won't convert it
so how will it look on my TV if its a regular NTSC set but the player plays it in PAL?
If the TV isn't PAL-capable you won't get a usable picture.