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EU stops region free players?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by magking, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. magking

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    I read in a Norwagien paper today that the EU has decided that region free players of all kinds shall be illegal from 22. des this year. Norway is not a member of the EU but the EEC, so it will be like that here to.
    Can anybody confirm this?
     
  2. Jase

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    What are they going to do?? Come round to every house in Europe & check the dvd player to see if its multiregion?

    There will always be places selling them and/or modifying them.

    Anyway, mine are multiregion already, just let them try taking them away, cabrones!!:mad:
     
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    yeah, what can they do about it. its the same as copying programmes of the tv. That is illegal but everyone does it. Its a law that will be impossible to enforce.
     
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    What is worrying is that if it becomes law in this country, they will certainly come down on companies that sell multiregion players.

    This would lead to modding be done by "a mate of a mate" or through other means. Who is going to risk sending their top end player to a dodgy upgrader! No warranties to fall back on if anything goes wrong.

    Let's hope common sense prevails.
     
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    Not very likely. What will prevail is political pressure. Not, by any means, the same thing.
    Maybe its time to consider buying that new, all-singing, all-dancing top of the range state of the art DVD player, region free.

    Oh, and, keep the old one as a spare just in case.

    This is quite the opposite to what the governments of Australia and New Zealand seem to be abut - which is to outlaw region coding!
     
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    While there is a market for multi-region players (and it looks like there is an ever increasing demand) people will find a way round any attempt to stamp it out.

    "loose" region locks will always be with us because the sales difference is dramatic. A friend of a friend tells me that Samsung added 15,000 extra unit sales when details of the hack to the 511 got out. This is hard cash and no business will give that up.

    The after sales companies with their "chips" and mods employ a lot of people countrywide.

    This will not get past even the first beaurocratic post.
     
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    Let them ban region-free players. Won't effect me one bit. I, like most people, own a Region 2 player modified to multiregion. In no way is it region-free.
     
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    This is nonsense. Just because something is law in one member state does not make it law in the others.
     

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