Originally Posted by sjp777
There is a blu-ray I want on amazon.fr which supposedly is all region but is in PAL format. Do we still have differing standards with bluray and if so will my sammy bdp-1500 play a pal disc?
The catalog listings are all screwed up, so you can't rely on what they say about PAL.
A film based Blu-ray should be 23.976 or 24hz, which is neither NTSC nor PAL but a new system. This is world-wide. However, a few are 50hz which some US players do not like.
See the first two postings in the 1080i50 thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1117941