That person isn't smoking anything. A standard TV NTSC can't decrypt the output of PAL and vice versa. A HDMI cable output for HD TV's are universal (meaning it's the same signal). Hence the reason you can play PAL games on NTSC system, on a HD TV.
Originally Posted by clum
This is useful for those that have Blue-Ray movies from other regions, but for the average user, it's useless because not many people watch imported movies.
I'm neither black nor white....so don't be disappointed when you can't find me in a box of Crayola's!