Sony DVD players and recorders sold in the United States support the NTSC video format standard and Region 1 discs. The units are not able to play or record discs in the PAL or SECAM video format standard. They are also not compatible with any other region codes . There is no way to override the region code or make the player support a different video format.
- Sony DVD players also will play discs that are labeled Region 0 or All as these discs are coded to play in all regions. Many discs created with home-video capture software are coded as Region 0 and should play in your DVD player.
- The video format standard and region code of a disc are usually printed on either the disc itself or the packaging provided with the case.