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Can I play Region 1 dvds on a uk player?

GUEST,loki 17 Aug 12 - 07:22 PM
GUEST 17 Aug 12 - 07:26 PM
zozimus 17 Aug 12 - 07:48 PM
Richard Bridge 17 Aug 12 - 11:30 PM
GUEST 18 Aug 12 - 05:57 AM
GUEST,loki 18 Aug 12 - 06:12 AM
Richard Bridge 18 Aug 12 - 07:50 AM
deepdoc1 18 Aug 12 - 08:38 AM
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Subject: Can I play Region 1 dvds on a uk player?
From: GUEST,loki
Date: 17 Aug 12 - 07:22 PM

Many instructional dvds for old time banjo etc are Region 1. Will they play on my newish UK dvd player?


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Subject: RE: Can I play Region 1 dvds on a uk player?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Aug 12 - 07:26 PM

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060823053118AAfs4qy


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Subject: RE: Can I play Region 1 dvds on a uk player?
From: zozimus
Date: 17 Aug 12 - 07:48 PM

I bought a Sony DVD player (DVP-SR150 ) for 35 Euro that plays region 1, and may lock into that region after a few plays. However, I can link it up to my main DVD region 2 player, which is also a DVD recorder, and record to Region 2. Probably the cheapest option ofr your problem.


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Subject: RE: Can I play Region 1 dvds on a uk player?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 17 Aug 12 - 11:30 PM

In theory things lock up like that. There are "cheat" codes to unlock - I went as far as contacting the makers of my cheap DVD player to ask them for the cheat codes and they laughed and said "why don't you just put it in and see if it plays. Sure enough it did.


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Subject: RE: Can I play Region 1 dvds on a uk player?
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 05:57 AM

> From: GUEST,loki
>
> Many instructional dvds for old time banjo etc are Region 1. Will they play on my newish UK dvd player?

It depends on the make and model. When I bought mine, I asked the shop to mod it so that it could play any region.

My way of getting around this is to keep a spare PC's CD/DVD drive set to R1. I then use DVD-Shrink to rip the region code out of the original and make a region-free copy of it.
DVD Shrink

Bloody rip-off farce the whole regionalisation caper, it's little different from Ludditism, deliberate breaking of machinery for gain. When I buy a book, I can read it anywhere in the world, I should be able to play a legally bought DVD anywhere in the world.

I suggest a better long-term policy is that you write to the producers of said DVDs and suggest in the strongest possible terms that they would increase their profits by producing their material region-free, and that you have no intention of buying until they do so.


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Subject: RE: Can I play Region 1 dvds on a uk player?
From: GUEST,loki
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 06:12 AM

Great stuff! Thanks ever'body


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Subject: RE: Can I play Region 1 dvds on a uk player?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 07:50 AM

There used to be an excellent code-ripper called DVD region killer but I think it died with W98SE.


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Subject: RE: Can I play Region 1 dvds on a uk player?
From: deepdoc1
Date: 18 Aug 12 - 08:38 AM

Amazon has multi-region DVD players from $40 up. Use the Mudcat code and Mudcat gets a cut, I believe. Here is the link I have, though there may be a better one somewhere.

http://www.amazon.com/?ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&tag=themudcatcaf&link_code=hom&%2Aentries%2A=0


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