Worldwide, there are three recording standards for video: NTSC, PAL and SECAM. In order to view PAL-formatted media, your video player and TV must be compatible with the PAL standard. The following countries have adopted the PAL standard:

Abu DhabiGibraltarPakistan
AfghanistanGreenlandPapua New Guinea
AlbaniaGuineaParaguay
AlgeriaGuinea-BissauPoland
AngolaHollandPortugal
ArgentinaHong KongQatar
Ascension IslandIcelandSardinia
AustraliaIndiaSeychelles
AustriaIndonesiaSierra Leone
AzoresIrelandSingapore
BahrainIsraelSlovenia
BangladeshItalySolomon Islands
BelgiumJordanSomalia
Bosnia HerzegovinaKenyaSouth Africa
BotswanaKuwaitSpain
BruneiLebanonSri Lanka
CameroonLesothoSudan
Canary IslandsLiberiaSwaziland
Cape VerdeLiechtensteinSweden
Cayman IslandsLuxembourgSwitzerland
ChinaMacaoSyria
Christmas IslandMacedoniaTanzania
Cook IslandMadeiraThailand
CroatiaMalawiTonga
CyprusMalaysiaTristian Da Cunah
DenmarkMaldivesTurkey
DubaiMaltaUganda
Easter IslandMontenegroUnited Arab Emirates
EritreaMozambiqueUnited Kingdom
EthiopiaNamibiaVanuatu
Falkland IslandsNepalVatican
Faroe IslandsNetherlandsYemen
FinlandNew ZealandYugoslavia
GambiaNigeriaZambia
Gaza and West BankNorfolk IslandZanzibar
GermanyNorwayZimbabwe
GhanaOman 

In order to view PAL-formatted media in any other country, you must be using a multi-standard video player and TV. Please check your owner's manuals for compatibility with the PAL standard.

Computer DVD-ROM drives will generally play multiple formats.