Originally Posted by Irishmile
Is it really hard to just make all electronics able to run PAL and NTSC?
Actually now due to HD we have set standards. Which is why the PS3 isn't region locked. Since when you hit 720p you have to run it at a certain resolution at a certain hertz and all. So it's all now import friendly. Everything not HD (or portable) runs at different hertz and resolutions. This is one of the advantages of HD.
Like on my Dreamcast I played a few European games and it wouldn't work due to the differences in hz and res.