Liz, The DVD players inside computers can play NTSC (North American only video TV raster scan standard) and PAL (world wide including Poland England, etc TVMessage 1 of 3 , Dec 18 6:06 PMView Source
The DVD players inside computers can play NTSC (North American only video TV raster scan standard) and PAL (world wide including Poland England, etc TV raster scan standard). Computers can do this because they do not use pal or NTSC scanning standard. Computers use computer monitors that have VGA or S-VGA, etc. and not PAL or NTSC TV type interfaces.
However, standalone TV DVD or VHS players output directly to PAL or NTSC Televisions and the two are not compatible. PAL is a better resolution (better picture quality) system.
One can buy a multi system (PAL and NTSC) DVD or VHS players but they are a bit more money.
Or one can burn a DVD on a Computer that is either PAL, or NTSC compatible, but there is no DVD that can be played on both systems.
Hope this helps.
From: Liz/Ian Halko-Carrington [mailto:halko.carrington@...]
Sent: December 19, 2004 4:10 PM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] RE: Warsaw Uprising DVD
Hello Jan & Group,
Quick note in between Christmas preparations. My Husband’s friend who is a computer nut is working on setting up his computer so he can copy videos to DVD’s. He knows I am waiting for him to finish so that he can make me a copy of the Warsaw Uprising program which I taped. I don’t know if there is a difference in DVD play back between North America and Europe as we can buy imports. I will check with my brother Christmas Eve. Stay Tuned and all the best to all during this joyous season.
Toronto , Ontario