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Region? Multi Region?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by DDDavo, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. DDDavo

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    Hi

    I'm looking at purchasing a DVD player soon, but would somebody kindly explain to me, what the difference is between Region1, region 2 and multi region DVD's and DVD players?

    Thanks in advance

    DD Davo
     
  2. Marv

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    R1 = America - NSTC R2 = Europe - Pal.

    Multi region dvd player will play dvd's from all around the wolrd regions 1-6. Usually R1 dvd's usually have better sound and are uncut, R2 dvd's are somtimes cut for lanugae, violence sex etc.
     
  3. DDDavo

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    Ta, and especially for the quik reply.

    However, would i be wanting either a DVD player that supports region2 disks as these are for europe and support pal (this is what we use isn't it?) or should i go for multi region?

    Thanks
     
  4. Geezer

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    + you get R1 discs earlier.

    your best bet would be to buy a multi region player even if you only ever play region 2 discs, as you may borrow a R1 off a friend, or decide to buy some one day yourself
     
  5. DDDavo

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    Oh, thanks Geezer.

    I'm looking at the SONY DAVs 550 so if i buy the multi-region version then.

    Are there any price differences between different region disks?

    Thanks
     
  6. nathan_silly

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    Before buying a DVD, or at least get a idea how "good" Region 2 for films with violence are, checkout this site...

    http://www.dvdcompare.org.uk/

    Do a search on your favourite films.
     
  7. DDDavo

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    Thanks
     
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    Perhaps it should also be pointed out that some Region 1 DVDs won't play on multi-region players, either at all or without some poking around ... this is the infamous 'RCE' cartel-preservation device. :mad:

    On ths subject of RCE as we were .. ;) .. I only recently discovered Technomatics' modded DVD players, are these considered "good" or "bad" things to consider buying? I'm taking with a Sony NS905VS because Technomatics disable the "User Prohibitions" annoyance.
     
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    Almost always! for example until some of the special offers lately, dvd box sets of buffy were £79.99 in the shops and around £60 online. The R1 versions cost £35 online!!!

    Like anything though it can work both ways, but being able to buy disks from any region (read country) means you can get the cheapest deal (be it america, australia, asia or the uk) or the best available version of a film as mentioned-whichever you prefer :)
     
  11. Garrett

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    Go here for checking the prices in different internet DVD retailers across the world click here
    It seems to be off line at present.:(
     
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    OK I have to add this even though it is off topic:

    I think it's great how you guys accept people on here (actually that would be me but everything here is already said)
    There is a newbie and he asks a question many have heard a thousand times before. And nobody even makes a stupid remark. Now I may just be in a melancholic mood or something but it's just great. so lets all sing

    "caaan you feeel the loove tonight..."

    just needed to get this off my chest;)
    anyways.
    here's my 2 cents:


    1) welcome to the forum DDDavo, may you find great pleasure in this little hobby (read extreme obsession) of ours.
    and may it be less painful for your bank account as it is for us;)

    2)Go for multiregion definately. my first player was a R2 only Toshiba and two weeks later I regretted it already. so go multiregion and make sure there are tricks to avoid RCE.
    I'm not sure about Sony as I have none and I don't wanna confuse you anymore than you probably alread are. believe me I was when I first started this. I have a Toshiba 220 and it is one fine player has no probs with RCE at all.

    Have fun

    HTH
     
  13. DDDavo

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    OK, thanks for everything but exactly (in simple terms) is the RCE thingie?
     
  14. Garrett

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    It is a coding that makes the DVD look at the DVD player if it is a multi region it may not play. It goes something like this: Will this player play Reg1 (multi region player will say yes) it then ask will it play Reg 2 (multi region player will say yes again) getting 2 yes’s the disc will refuse to play it is only when it gets a NO the second time for a RCE Reg 1 will it play.
    On DVD players that you have to enter the region ar OK as they will not get 2 yes’s. RCE are very, very rare, The Patriot I think is one.
     

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