I know this is a forum about stand-alone dvd players, however, since I didn't find any other place to post this, it will be here. I'm going to buy a Portable DVD Player i.e. 'Philips PET1002', which is much cheaper in the United States (259$) than in Europe (538 Euro = 700$). However, my concern is that it might not work in Europe. I checked through its technical information and it says it supports NTSC and PAL. As I was checking through some stores in Manhattan though a few salesmen told me that NTSC & PAL are related to Television and Region 1 (i.e. US) and Region 2 (i.e. EU) is what matters. My question to you is: 1. Is there a difference between NTSC/PAL and Region 1/2? 2. Can you confirm that the Philips PET1002 sold in US works in both continents? 3. As last do you recommend me this dvd player? I would appreciate your help.