PAL & NTSC Video Broadcast Standards
- Many DVD/video players available worldwide are dual format and will support both PAL and NTSC formats.
For other players:
- NTSC format is mainly supported in USA, Canada, South America & the Caribbean.
- PAL format is supported in most other countries, including UK, Europe, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand.
- DVD discs may contain Region codes which can limit the playback of discs, depending upon the geographical area where your player is produced. Discs without Region codes should play on any player.
|Region number||Territories covered|
0 (zero) or Region-free = Playable worldwide
|2||Europe, Japan, Middle East, Egypt, South Africa|
|3||Taiwan, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong|
|4||Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean |
|5||Russia, Eastern Europe, India, Africa, North Korea, Mongolia |