Digital TV - PAL & NTSC


Standard Member
Hi everyone,
I really hope you can help me clear up some confusion.

I currently have a CRT tv albeit a good one, but Im thinking its time to upgrade.
I also plan on upgrading my 6 year old DVD player to BluRay and hacking the BluRay to play region 2 DVDs.

Question: Can a digital HD TV (purchased in North America) play back a DVD encoded in PAL ?

Something of interest: I configured my pc's dvd player to play region 2 DVD, and they play just great on my analog monitor - is this because the software (VLC) ?

Bottom line: I want to watch PAL Region 2 DVDs on a TV purchased in North America.


Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
Very few north american TVs support PAL or 50 Hz.
Many European TVs support both PAL/NTSC and 50/60 Hz.

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