Sony® Digital8® camcorders can play tapes recorded in the PAL Digital8® format, but the video will only display in the LCD or viewfinder. The i.LINK® and line out jacks will not output the PAL signal. Analog PAL format tapes are not compatible.
The only Sony® Mini Digital Video (DV) camcorder with PAL playback compatibility at this time is the DCR-TRV900. It will play tapes recorded in the PAL Digital8® format on the LCD only. Analog PAL format tapes are not compatible.
Some Sony® 8mm and Hi8™ (analog) camcorders will play PAL format tapes and can be connected to a PAL format television or VCR.
IMPORTANT: Consult the instruction manual of your camcorder for full compatibility information.