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Hi,

This is a common problem on Sony players.The reason with every DVD so far is that they have been PAL (a European format) instead of NTSC (an American format). This is unrelated to the "region" limitations on the disk. It is the actual size in pixels of the picture. This is no fix for the same. The entire thing would have to be re-encoded.

From what I have seen the Sony players adhere stringently to DVD Specs.

That means a NTSC version of the player will not play a PAL disc.
That also means a PAL version of the player will not play a NTSC disc.

It is understandable when you think about the fact that Sony also owns content production. Therefore their player will adhere to region settings and only the supported type of disc, NTSC or PAL.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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