DVD-Video a worldwide standard? Does it work with NTSC
Yes, DVD Video is a worldwide standard. It works with
NTSC both PAL, however you need to be aware of the following
NTSC players usually won't play PAL discs. PAL players
do play NTSC discs, but some older TVs will only display
a black-and-white image. Most western European TVs will
be fine, however.
This means that most titles are authored separately
for PAL and NTSC titles for maximum compatibility. Alternatively,
since NTSC discs will play almost anywhere in the world,
a single NTSC version can be produced, with a warning
or disclaimer on the packaging for the few cases where
incompatibilites may occour.