Not all television sets in the world are equal. Different countries use one of the three main video standards - PAL, NTSC or SECAM. This means that a videotape from a PAL country will not play in a VCR in a country that uses the NTSC standard. To look up a country, click the letter below or use the Edit/Find function of your browser.
This list has been updated as of Sept 1999. Due to political changes in the
last few years many countries have changed from SECAM to PAL. We suggest that your check with a viewer in their country to check on the prevailing standard. Send comments.