On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 10:29:32AM +0900, Kyle Barrow wrote:
> On 2003 Nov 20, , at 17:22, Paul Hardy wrote:
> >>2. Because of digital rights management, if you buy a
> >>DVD (e.g. of a movie) in Europe you cannot play this
> >>in Japan or US.
> >I know what you're wanting to say, but actually Japan and Europe are
> >Region 2.
> UK and Japan are both region 2 but also use different video formats
> (PAL or NTSC) so they might as well be different regions.
PAL and NTSC are analogue formats and they don't apply to DVDs. The
two standards are associated with different field rates and slightly
different line rates, which do apply to DVDs, but at least in Europe
most TVs accept either and some DVD players are capable of converting
NTSC rates to PAL (though not very well).
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Received on Fri Nov 21 12:56:41 2003