Originally Posted by dman777
I read with HDTV's it doesn't matter if your player supports PAL or not(I live in America). I just bought a Panasonic DMP-BD65 blu ray player. I haven't bought a HDTV yet. I read in some articles that the DMP-BD65 doesn't support Pal. So which do I believe? I have some Pal movies.
These days people use "PAL" as a shorthand for 50hz. That's not quite right, but good enough for now.
If a player does not support PAL then you will not be playing PAL DVDs on it, or 50hz features and supplements that can occur on import Blu-rays.
If your player does support PAL you must still have a way to play region locked DVDs and Blu-rays. I don't know the story on this for the Panasonic.
If the HDTV does not support 50hz input, then the player must convert 50hz to 60hz. According to the list in this post, other Panasonic players have not done this, but I don't know about your model: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post15765041
Some HDTVs accept 50hz and some don't. In the past I found it very hard to find out by looking at the specs because the North American market has no notion of what that means.