Technical specifications

DVD

Most DVDs published by Illuminations are Region-coded 0, or Region Free, which ensures that they can be played in any DVD player around the world. They may also be played through a computer or laptop.

Most of our published DVDs are in PAL format, although some DVDs are NTSC or have been produced as double-sided PAL/NTSC discs.

PAL is the standard format for the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia and most of Africa.

NTSC is the standard format for the USA, Canada, South Korea and Japan plus some areas in north and eastern South America.

Most newer television sets will play both PAL and NTSC formats, but it is advisable to check your manual beforehand if you are unsure.

Other formats

Should you wish to acquire a film, or part thereof, on any other format, including digital file options, Beta SP, DVCAM, mini-DV, or DigiBETA, please contact us.

Please note that when obtaining DVD copies of material featured in our Programme Archive, the in-house DVD-Rs will be of a slightly reduced quality than a published DVD title, which has been pressed from a Glass Master by a DVD production house. However, this should not result in any significantly reduced quality when viewing.