Will PlanesTV DVDs play in countries that use the NTSC TV system; that is principally USA, Canada and Japan?
Today, almost all DVD players in NTSC countries will play the European PAL system but we are getting reports that some Bluray players will not play either Bluray or DVD if supplied in PAL format.
We very rarely get a report of playback difficulties of DVD discs in DVD players anywhere in the world.
The Region Coding we apply to our discs is Region Zero. That means they will play in ALL DVD regions.
However we are getting reports of Bluray discs not playing in mostly Sony Bluray machines including Playstation 3 but Samsung and Panasonic have also been mentioned. It seems that Sony Bluray machines have software in them to specifically prevent viewing of 25fps discs in NTSC areas (ie USA, Canada). It does not seem to make sense that these more expensive machines have software added to restrict viewing when the cheap unbranded machines seem to play everything.
Will anyone with playback diffivculties please send me details - adrian at Planes TV dot com - particularly the exact make and model of the errant machine.
We find www.videohelp.com very useful in learning about peoples' experience with particular machines and there is often an easy fix to playback difficulties either installing new firmware or supplying a disc made in a different way.
We will update this note as we learn more.