I have successfully played Region 1 and 3 DVDs in my supposedly multi-region DVD player (Philips). Both Region 1 and 3 DVDs are NTSC, di ba? According to the manual of the player, pwede din daw PAL na DVDs (meaning R2 or R4). Question: dapat ba ang TV monitor ko NTSC and PAL compatible din? Will I not be able to view R2 and R4 PAL DVDs if my TV system is NTSc even if I play them on a multiregion DVD player? HELP and Thanks
Regioning and TV system are two different things. There are R3 PAL, if I am not mistaken, I believe the Philippines is the only R3 NTSC country due to the influence of American interests in the Philippines. There is also R2 NTSC which is Japan also due to the American occupation after WWII. PAL and NTSC are video frequency broadcasting standards adopted by different countries while DVD regions are the way DVD manufactures thought they could control piracy and grey market imports.
To answer your question, multi-region DVD players assure you that any DVD can be played on your player (provided they are on same video standard). Newer DVDs also have internal video converters so that they can play any region, any video standard on your TV, multisystem or otherwise