Re: [thewire] question about european dvd players...
- View SourceOn Wed, 6 Oct 2004 00:07:58 +0200, Fred Inklaar <opslag@...> wrote:
>And it's for the those reasons that almost all Phillips players play
> Op Tue, 5 Oct 2004 22:49:33 +0200 schreef José María Bermejo:
>> It is not legal, but yes, you can do it. Another option is to buy a
>> multi-region dvd player. That's legal, but slightly more expensive.
> As far as I know, in the Netherlands it is legal to:
> - make a DVD player region free by entering a code
> - make a DVD player region free by adding a mod chip
> And illegal to:
> - make a DVD player region free by re-programming the firmware
almost all regions - at least all the ones I've come across in each case
I'm not sure they're very expensive compared t the Japanese models either.
And as far as I know the Phillips Recorders allow similar freedom - though
I've not bought one to test it yet.
In fact Phillips are bearing up as avery ethical company in this respect -
they stood alone against CD copy protection too - among the manufacturers
- View SourceOp Tue, 5 Oct 2004 16:15:05 -0700 schreef damon:
> so is europe all one region? meaning if i do a dvd release will it workAha, so that's the question. I already found it odd to discuss DVD
> to make a u.s. and euro version, or does it get more complex?
players on a music list.
Yes, Europe is one region, but there's also an even bigger region:
WORLD. That's region 0.
Region 0 DVD's will play on all playerson all continents.
The sub-divison in regions 1-6 was devised by the Movie publishers, who
wanted to be able to release a movie on DVD in one region while still
screening it in the theaters in others, without parallel import of
DVD's affecting the box-office sales.
- View SourceNot sure if you guys can find this brand in the US and Europe, but Shinco players are excellent. It's a Chinese brand, and all their players are multi-code. I got mine here in Singapore for slightly less than US$60, and a look at the website (www.shinco.com) revealed that they're designed specially to play badly scratched discs....probably bearing in mind the amount of pirated stuff that gets hawked about in China. Anyway true to its word, it plays just about everything, whereas a friend's pricier Pioneer model failed.
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From: "José María Bermejo" <jmbermejo@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 06 October, 2004 4:49 AM
Subject: Re: [thewire] question about european dvd players...
It is not legal, but yes, you can do it. Another option is to buy a
multi-region dvd player. That's legal, but slightly more expensive.
On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 22:29:52 +0200, Fred Inklaar <opslag@...> wrote:
> Op Tue, 5 Oct 2004 13:02:22 -0700 schreef damon:
> > can you you watch dvds made in the u.s. on them?
> No, different region code. It is quite simple however to make most DVD
> players region free, usually this can be done by the shop where you buy
> it for a surcharge.
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>And it's for the those reasons that almost all Phillips players playNot the one I bought or the one a friend bought. And both that and my
>almost all regions - at least all the ones I've come across in each case
Philips VCR didn't work and had to be sent back. So when it went out of
warranty I got a code off the net and made it region free. Well worth doing.
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