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World Video Formats

The PAL standard can be viewed in most European countries with the exception of France and a few other countries - who use the SECAM format. The NTSC Formats can be viewed in the majority of countries world-wide   Please see list to find out which format you need.

This information is believed to be accurate. No responsibility can be assumed for any errors. Please use the table below as a guide and if you believe there are any errors, please inform us. formats@newzealanddvd.co.nz

European countries, New Zealand and Australia and New Zealand are capable of playing both the Pal and NTSC Format. Those countries that use the NTSC format were unable to play the Pal format, so I was pleased to hear that one of our Pal Format DVDs was also able to be played in America which uses the NTSC format, suggesting that many modern DVD players should now play both the NTSC and Pal Format..................... I was rather surprised when I received the following feedback for the "Living a New Zealand Lifestyle (2 DVD set); I had informed Bendicto that he would probably only be able to play the DVD on his computer. He replied very quickly with the response................................. "The set of DVDs arrived today, and they work, they work, they work on my DVD player. This is so great. Your DVDS are a work of professionals;  amazing videos; helpful annotation. I am very impressed. Thanks for sending them. Keep up the great job". Benedicto USA

If your country uses the NTSC format, we would suggest that you check your DVD Player manual to see if it is capable of playing the Pal Format also.

Country Standard Country Standard Country Standard
Abu Dhabi PAL Gambia PAL Nicaragua NTSC
Afghanistan PAL/SECAM Gaza & West Bank PAL Niger SECAM
Albania PAL Georgia SECAM Nigeria PAL
Algeria PAL Germany PAL Norfolk Island PAL
American Samoa NTSC Ghana PAL Norway PAL
Andorra SECAM/PAL Gibraltor PAL Okinawa NTSC
Angola PAL Greece SECAM/PAL Oman PAL
Antigua NTSC Greenland NTSC/PAL Pakistan PAL
Antilles (Dutch) NTSC Grenada NTSC Palau NTSC
Argentina PAL Guadeloupe SECAM Panama NTSC
Aruba NTSC Guam NTSC Papua New Guinea PAL
Ascension Island PAL Guatemala NTSC Paraguay PAL
Australia PAL Guinea PAL Peru NTSC
Austria PAL Guinea-Bissau PAL Philippines NTSC
Azores PAL Guyana, French SECAM Poland SECAM/PAL
Azerbaijan SECAM Guyana Republic NTSC Polynesia SECAM
Bahamas NTSC Haiti NTSC Portugal PAL
Bahrain PAL Holland PAL Puerto Rico NTSC
Bangladesh PAL Honduras NTSC Qatar PAL
Barbados NTSC Hong Kong PAL Reunion SECAM
Barbuda NTSC Hungary SECAM/PAL Romania SECAM/PAL
Belarus SECAM Iceland PAL Russia SECAM
Belgium PAL India PAL Rwanda SECAM
Belize NTSC Indonesia PAL Samoa NTSC
Benin SECAM Iran SECAM Sardinia PAL
Bermuda NTSC Iraq SECAM Saudi Arabia SECAM/PAL
Bolivia NTSC Ireland PAL Senegal SECAM
Bosnia Herzegovinia PAL Israel PAL Serbia PAL
Botswana PAL Italy PAL Seychelles PAL
Brazil PAL M Ivory Coast SECAM Sierra Leone PAL
British Virgin Islands NTSC Jamaica NTSC Singapore PAL
Brunei PAL Japan NTSC SLovakia, Republic PAL
Bulgaria SECAM Johnston Islands NTSC Slovenia PAL
Burkina Faso SECAM Jordan PAL Solomon Islands PAL
Burma NTSC Kampuchea SECAM Somalia PAL
Burundi SECAM Kazakhstan SECAM South Africa PAL
Cambodia (Kampuchea) SECAM Kenya PAL Spain PAL
Cameroon PAL Korea, North SECAM Sri Lanka PAL
Canada NTSC Korea, South NTSC St. Kitts and Nevis NTSC
Canary Islands PAL Kuwait PAL St. Lucia NTSC
Cape Verde PAL Kyrgyzstan SECAM St. Pierre SECAM
Caymen Islands PAL/NTSC Laos PAL St. Vincent NTSC
Central African Republic SECAM Latvia PAL/SECAM Sudan PAL
Chad SECAM Lebanon PAL Surinam NTSC
Chile NTSC Leeward Islands NTSC Swaziland PAL
China, Peoples Republic PAL Lesotho PAL Sweden PAL
Christmas Island PAL Liberia PAL Switzerland PAL
Columbia NTSC Libya SECAM Syria SECAM/PAL
Congo, Peoples Republic SECAM Liechtenstein PAL Tahiti SECAM
Cook Island PAL Lithuania PAL/SECAM Tajikistan SECAM
Corsica SECAM Luxembourg PAL/SECAM Taiwan NTSC
Costa Rica NTSC Macau PAL Tanzania PAL
Croatia PAL Macedonia PAL Thailand PAL
Cuba NTSC Madagascar SECAM Togo SECAM
Curacao NTSC Madeira PAL Tonga Tonga
Cyprus PAL Malawi PAL Trinidad & Tobago NTSC
Cyprus, Turkish PAL Malaysia PAL Tunisia SECAM
Czech Republic SECAM/PAL Maldives PAL Turkey PAL
Dahomey SECAM Mali SECAM Turkmenistan SECAM
Denmark PAL Mariana Islands NTSC Turks & Caicos Islands ?
Diego Garcia NTSC Malta PAL Ukraine SECAM
Djibouti SECAM Marshall Islands NTSC Uganda PAL
Dominica NTSC Martinique SECAM United Arab Emirates PAL
Dominican Republic NTSC Mauritania SECAM United Kingdom PAL
Dubai PAL Mauritius SECAM Uruguay PAL
Easter Island PAL Mexico NTSC United States of America NTSC
Ecuador NTSC Micronesia NTSC Uzbekistan SECAM
Egypt SECAM/PAL Midway Islands NTSC Vanuatu PAL
El Salvador NTSC Monaco SECAM/PAL Vatican PAL
Equatorial Guinea SECAM Montenegro PAL Venezuela NTSC
Eritrea PAL Mongolia SECAM Vietnam NTSC/SECAM
Estonia PAL Montserrat NTSC Virgin Islands NTSC
Ethiopia PAL Morocco SECAM Wallis Island SECAM
Falkland Islands PAL Mozambique PAL Yemen PAL
Faro Islands PAL Myanmar NTSC Yugoslavia PAL
Fiji PAL Namibia PAL Zaire SECAM
Finland PAL Nepal PAL Zambia PAL
France SECAM Netherlands PAL Zanzibar PAL
Gabon SECAM New Caledonia SECAM Zimbabwe PAL
Galopagos Island NTSC New Zealand PAL    
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