This topic spans a number of boards, but I'll keep it in this one for now as 2 out of 3 of my questions are computer related: A friend of mine sent me a universal (all regions) DVD. Unfortunately however it is in PAL format and my Sony DVD player gives a region error anyway because it only plays NTSC discs. I can play the disc properly on my computer DVD, but I'd really like to get this working on a standard DVD player. So I figure I have 3 options: A) Buy a DVD player that plays PAL disks and can convert to NTSC internally. So is it possible to get such a player in the US? If so, can someone recommend one? I'm thinking under $200, support DD and DTS, and have progressive output using component cables. B) Hook my computer to my system for playing such disks. Already know how to do this, but its the most expensive option thus far. I know I can get video cards that have S-video out, but do any support progressive component out? C) Convert the PAL DVD to NTSC format and burn a new DVD. This is probably the easiest method, but unfortunately one I have no idea on how to do regarding the conversion (I know how to burn DVDs). This disc is not commercial content, so no discussion on decrypting/hacking the disk is needed (or wanted). I can easily see the video files (vobs, etc) in question, but have no idea what's what or where to proceed next. Can one just use TMPEGenc and convert the video directly and reburn the disc? This is how I'd do it if I were convert PAL to NTSC for VCD's, but I've never done it to DVDs before. Thanks for any help.