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Are Sony® DVD players and recorders compatible with different region codes or PAL and SECAM discs?

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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.

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  • 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.