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R4 DVDs

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD discs' started by venablesphil, May 9, 2005.

  1. venablesphil

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    Hi probally in the wrong section but the bargain forum has become my second home. Basically I have just been updating my DVD profiller and I noticed that alot of my DVDs are R2 and R4. Does this mean that I can buy R4 dvds and they will work on my R2 player? Or are they all just same?
     
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    No, it means that they're dual-encoded for both regions. Many, many discs from both the UK and Australia are R2 and R4, simply because that way they can sell the same disc in both territories (since we both use the PAL system).
     
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    What he said - you would still need a multi region player to play a R4 only disc.
     
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    I'm sure I've played region 4 on a region 2 player... I was under the impression they were the same aswell... I will have to investigate my collection now :rolleyes:
     
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    Why would R2 and R4 be the same? There'd be no point in them being two seperate regions if they both worked on the same players. Most discs will only list one region or the other on the cover whether they're dual-region or not, so if you played a R4 disc on a R2-only player then it was likely dual-encoded for R2.
     
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    My friend is an Aussie who has had films sent over from Oz and they are region 4 which play on a region 2 machine no problem.

    Pete.
     
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    Iv put R4 dvds into a R2 only player and they played ok :thumbsup:
     
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    Most do, since their dual coded.

    Some R4 discs (definately had some from Village Roadshow in the past) are coded for R4 only and won't play on R2 only machines.

    Can only think of Miss Congeniality as 1 example at the moment though!
     
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    Moved to other DVD topics forum.
     
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    While some region 4 DVDs are dual encoded with region 2 do not expect all region 4 DVDs to be compatible. I recently purchased Farscape box-sets which are only region 4 but luckily for me I'm multi-region compatible.
     

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