DVD region 1.. better ?

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  1. GIE

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    I live in south east asia & usually buy and watch region 3 dvd movies.

    Somebody said that region 1 DVD has better picture & sound quality than the region 2 and region 3, even the feature as well.

    Is that true ?
     
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    Not really true (unless you are buying the pirated versions that are readily available in Asia ;)). Very often I would say the R3 dvds can sometimes be better as many have a DTS track that can be missing on the R2 & R1 versions.

    Sometimes though, the R1 version may have extra features or a commentary track that is missing on other regions.

    :hiya: Welcome to the forum BTW.
     
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    Ofcourse, no pirated versions..:)


     
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    All depends on how they master the dvd.

    Region 1 and 3 are NTSC and Region 2 is Pal, in theory Region 2 should look better because of the Pal System. More lines in the picture, or something. I'm sure someone could explain it a lot better than me.

    of course you would need to make sure that you're DVD Player and TV play Pal, most do, but best to check.
     
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    I'd add that though technically R2 is better, it does tend to show flaws on older movies :)
     

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