What will HD DVD and BluRay players do with region encoded DVD?

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  1. StooMonster

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    I have a feeling in my waters that a Region 2 BluRay or HD DVD player will enforce stronger region protection for DVDs as well as HD discs.

    I can not see a situation where Region 2 player will only play Region 2 HD movies, because of regional protection, but will allow you to play Region 1 or Region 2 SD (DVD) movies.

    I believe you will no longer be able to play R1 SD discs on R2 HD player, or vice versa. So I imagine I will be keeping a "region free" DVD player in place for many years to come.

    Agree? Disagree?

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    totally agree, either that or just use my PC to play DVD's from a different region
     
  3. criggy

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    found this posted by "amillians" over at avsfourms:

     
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  5. StooMonster

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    Yeah we know all about Region Encoding on HD formats (BluRay and HD DVD), and or course there is the added complexity that regions are slightly different too!

    So it makes the question of how they will treat DVDs even more difficult to answer.

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    sorry!,i misread your original post:oops: i think you're right,unfortunately:(

    we will know for sure on the 28th if this is the case.(hd-dvd)
     
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    I think it will be region locked, it might me suicide allowing DVDs region free, because then people will be buying R1 dvds a lot more, maybe seeing more UK shops selling R1, and us seeing films on DVD that are jsut coming out in the cinema in UK, they wont allow us.
     

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