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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by welshwizard, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. welshwizard

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    Hope ive directed this question on the correct forum ??


    i was going to order a couple of DVDs ( R1) off a website which is based in the USA !!

    on the order is says in order to play the DVDs i wanted
    the DVD player must be a " modified multi region player"

    1. what does this mean ?
    2. i thought a multi region player can play " all regions"

    many thanks for replies
     
  2. Geezer

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    If your player is multi region you will be fine, its just the way they have worded it.

    Be carefull with RCE (Regional Coding Enhancement) discs though
     
  3. welshwizard

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    Many thanks geezer

    im glad you said that, as ive already ordered them

    otherwise i could be looking at £30 worth of blank screen

    cheers
     
  4. SteveRSF

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    Might be better ordering R1 discs from over here m8.
     
  5. Kevo

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    Be aware on how multiple DVDs are shipped.

    If they are sent in one package and exceed £18 (I think) then you may get charged duty on them. Happened to a mate of mine who ordered from Amazon (U.S.). Got stung for £40 !

    Or simply place each order individually.

    www.play.com always send DVDs individually so would be a safer bet if you are ordering several.
     
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    thanks for the sound advice, which i didnt know !!

    looks like getting me hands on Bad boys II is going to cost me a fortune ???

    Geezer mentioned RCE , what is this ??

    tks
     
  7. LV426

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    Customs rules: Any package arriving from outside the EEC with a value (including shipping) in excess of GBP18 is subject to import duty and VAT. Estimate about 23% of the value. Plus a handling charge added by the shipper, usually.

    If the shipper overlooks this (and some often do) then you benefit. If they don't - you pay or you don't get your goods. Below GBP18 and the charge is waived as uneconomic to collect.

    Single discs rarely come out at over GBP18 (except from Japan). Box sets, or multiple purchases shipped together, can easily exceed GBP18. Hence the suggestion to have them shipped separately. Extra shipping charges rarely cost as much as duty + VAT + handling fees.

    Imports from within the EEC are not subject to UK taxes as taxes are already paid in the country of origin.

    RCE Stands for Region Code Enhancement. Technique used by some R1 distributors, for some blockbuster titles, to try and defeat multi-region machines. Most recent multiregion machines cope with RCE discs without issue.

    Modified? By definition, all DVD players are (supposed to be) single region. Any multiregion machine, therefore, is technically 'modified'.
     

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