There are several different kinds of DVD available so here's a simple guide.
DVDs are 'pressed' from a master disc.
DVD-Rs are 'burnt' from a master DVD, just like copying one CD to another.
DVDs and DVD-Rs will play in any computer DVD drive [but not in a CD drive].
All our DVDs/DVD-Rs are 'region-free', so they will play anywhere in the world. However, if you're not watching your DVDs on a computer, you will need to ensure they are compatible with your national TV system. There are two main types; PAL and NTSC.
PAL TV is used in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and many other Commonwealth countries. PAL DVDs are therefore the obvious choice for those countries.
Because PAL DVD players will also play NTSC DVDs without any adverse effect on picture quality, DVDs that were filmed in NTSC are now released as PAL/NTSC DVDs, as the same format can be used world-wide.
NTSC TV systems are used in the USA, Canada, Japan and some other countries. If you have a multi-system DVD player, this will play either NTSC or PAL DVDs, and you should also buy our PAL DVDs and PAL/NTSC DVDs.
Most US DVD players are multi-region, not multi-system, and you will need to buy our NTSC DVD-Rs and PAL/NTSC DVDs.
Some early DVD players would not play DVD-Rs. If you buy a DVD-R from us and it is not compatible with your DVD player, we will provide a full refund, including your postage.
Not only are our postal charges some of the lowest in the UK, we don't charge any extra to ship DVDs to any destination worldwide.
The more DVDs you buy in one order, the lower the postal charges. Buy four or more and there is no postal charge at all. Buy five or more and we'll add Special Delivery or Priority Airmail at no extra cost.
That's great value!
Our DVD clips have been created using the realPlayer format. To view them, your PC will need a copy of realPlayer installed. If you need to, you can download and install a free copy of realPlayer from their site at http://uk.real.com/realplayer.
If you are using Internet Explorer as your web browser and already have realPlayer installed, the DVD clips should start playing automatically when you click the "view video clip" button.
If you are using Windows 7 and have any difficulty watching video clips, please go to http://uk.real.com/realplayer and reinstall RealPlayerSP to ensure that you have the latest version.
If you are using Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera as your web browser and have any difficulty watching video clips, please go to http://uk.real.com/realplayer and reinstall RealPlayerSP to ensure that you have the latest version.