Yamaha DVD-S1500 Universal DVD/SACD Player Page 2
SPECIAL FEATURE Much to my delight, the DVD-S1500 played my PAL-format discs. There were slight geometric distortions in the picture, but that's typical of the conversion process. To watch PAL discs through the composite/S-video outputs, you have to make sure the rear-panel progressive/interlaced switch is in the interlaced position. It doesn't matter which position it's in if you use the component-video output, though progressive-scan will give a much smoother picture.
But given that the DVD-S1500 is a Region 1 player, intended for sale only in North America, it will only play DVDs marked Region 1 (though the PAL/Region 1 combination is very unlikely), Region 0, or All - the latter two designate a universally playable disc. I tried one marked Region 2/3/4/5/6, and it wouldn't play. (I can get this disc to play on PCs if I also run one of the "ignore-region-code" programs that are available through the Internet.)