To all those folks that have found that alot of your fav GJ player DVDs are only available in PAL format and "all region" players are harder to find. You can convert your dvds from PAL to NTSC or NTSC to PAL by downloading a few free encoding software programs. It's fairly complex and time consuming but if you follow the instructions to the letter it works really well and the quality is fantastic.
Here's the version that worked for me it gives you a list of the programs you'll need and walks you through ithttp://www.digital-digest.com/articles/ ... page1.html
This is a page of several other possible techniques to convert PAL to NTSChttp://www.videohelp.com/guides?howtoselect=4%3B41
The only issue I can across was when Dolby was involved...my burning software (Nero) required me to purchase an update...