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dvd region confusion - novice needs help

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by dave d, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. dave d

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    I'm moving to France and will have a French sourced Sony DAVSR4W all in one box to connect to a Sagem 27 LCD. Please excuse my ignorance but will I be able to play UK/Ireland sourced DVD's on this set up ? or is there some way around it?

    Thnanks for your help.

    Dave D
     
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    All of Europe, including UK & France, are region 2 (but try and get multi-region,) so provided they're multi-standard, and can handle PAL (UK) as well as SECAM (France) - or transcode PAL to SECAM -which I would have thought was likely, then it should be OK.
     
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    I think French DVD players output PAL anyway (they get the same models as everywhere else in Europe). There's no such thing as a SECAM DVD (in fact there's no such thing as a PAL or NTSC DVD, they just have the characteristics of the TV systems after which they're named, but that's a totally different story).

    So yep - you'll have no problems with either region OR video standard. Just plug it in and go.
     
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    I meant PAL/SECAM DVD player output and compatible display, to cover various player/display combinations. I used PAL loosely to mean 625/50(25) (same as SECAM) video content, although I realise it's stored in YCbCr (720/576,720/480 MPEG2,etc,) not in broadcast PAL/SECAM format on the DVD.
     
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    DVD players output either PAL or NTSC, depending on the DVD or the settings of the player - but TVs in France should have no problem with a PAL input, SECAM only matters when related to TV broadcast.
     

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