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imported dvd players

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by naim, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. naim

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    whats the difference between imported
    and u.k players
     
  2. ian_guinan

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    Depends on where you're importing from!

    Mainly differing power supplies for different voltages (though many will cope with 110-240V).

    Obviously region coding is usually applied to limit machine to play disks from that region, unless the player has been modified or comes from certain far east manufacturers.

    Finally USA players are quite likely to be NTSC only and will not play back PAL format disks even if region modified.

    Hope this helps.

    Ian Guinan
     
  3. Doubledoom

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    Also, European players have the scart connection but US players do not.
     
  4. Reiner

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    Asian players (R3) don't have SCART but component outputs, depending on make and model of course. They are also PAL/NTSC, run at 230V and multiregion mod is included in the usually low(er) price. :D

    Similar goes for Australian players (R4) in terms of features though a modification costs an additional AUD50-80. Pretty cheap actually.
    I managed to pick up a Yamaha DVD-S796 for AUD700 only (incl. multiregion mod).
    Good that I had a big suitcase with me! :)


    As a conclusion you could say that the features can (but must not) be different, even the player carries the same model number.
    I would not recommend a player from the US as it will not play PAL, you need a converter (230>110V) and your TV must accept a pure NTSC signal which is not always given.

    [ 05-10-2001: Message edited by: Reiner ]
     
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    Which is a GOOD thing!!!!!

    The Scart/Peritel/Euroconnector thingy is The Work Of The Devil
     
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    What do you expect from the French :D

    However, the lack of RGB via the scart and auto-widescreen switching via pin 8 would be off putting to most.
     

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