So I am a peasant when it comes to this kind of thing.
I'm wondering if the DVD drive in my computer [which is most likely to be PAL since I am from Western Europe, also the model is: ATAPI iHAS124 D SCSI] can play DVD's that are from the NTSC region? I would try it out for myself but I don't want to waste my money on an NTSC DVD that isn't playable in my region.
tl;dr: Is my DVD drive for my computer compatible with multi-region DVD's?
Typically you change the region in your dvd playback software. You drive is a lite-on that is still available so it should allow up to 5 changes as stated.
ps - I'm in the states an get dvd's from my relatives in Germany and don't have any problems playing PAL dvd's in my pc. I do have to convert them to NTSC and burn them to play in my moms standalone dvd player. (the kind that just connects to your tv)