Re: UK release of DVDs and region free players
Posted by Mel on 8/27/2011, 5:12 am, in reply to "Re: UK release of DVDs and region free players"
Unfortunately there was no hack available for my DVD player so I couldn't try that. I'm curious, have you tried playing any PAL format DVDs (assuming you're in the US or Canada?) |
: I made my dvd player region free just by
: googling the model of my player + region
: free hacks. Now it's region free and will
: play anything. gice it a try. Also, most of
: the cheaper dvd players are already region
: --Previous Message--
: Another problem besides the region coding is
: that the DVDs are PAL format which most US
: TVs and DVD players won't play. There are
: region free DVD/Blu Ray players that also
: convert the PAL format to NTSC so your TV
: will play it properly.
: I ended up buying a blu ray player (I didn't
: have one and wanted to upgrade from my DVD
: player) that was region free and also
: converted PAL to NTSC from this website:
: There are other websites as well:
: And others as well. The 220-electronics
: site was mentioned favorably on some forums
: I had read. They shipped quickly and the
: player works very well, although as of yet I
: haven't been able to try playing a PAL
: format disk since I don't have any on hand.
: If you don't want to go to the expense of
: buying a region free player which also
: converts PAL to NTSC, you can play the DVDs
: on your computer. However, most of the time
: your computer's DVD player will only allow
: you to switch regions a total of 5 times or
: so, so I guess your best bet would be to rip
: the DVDs to your hard drive which takes out
: the region coding. Then you can play them
: all you like on your computer.
: I'm definitely no expert, this is just what
: I've been able to find out with some Google
: searches. Maybe we've got somebody here who
: is much more knowledgeable? It's hard to
: find up-to-date info about this problem.
: --Previous Message--
: I think I may have to invest in a region
: player because I want a set of these!
: Had lunch with Paul Sinor today and saw some
: photos on his phone from the LA
: reunion/documentary shoot. They sure seemed
: to be having fun, esp Terry and Tony.
: Must go scout out those players...if anyone
: has a good source, let me know!