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Is there anything I should look out for in R2 DVD's?

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11th July 2005 11:19  #1

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Is there anything I should look out for in R2 DVD's?
Hi guys,
Last week I bought a second hand copy of Buck Rogers Season 1 R2. When I told a good friend about it, he says that Region 2 are generally no good. Am I missing anything on the Region 1 copy?

I couldn't see any problems with my copy. Almost brand new, looks like hardly watched.

Any comments on Region 2 DVD's? I normally buy Region 1 only because I like the packaging better than my local Region 4.

11th July 2005 13:42  #2

Liran Marom Member Join Date: April 2004 Location: Israel Posts: 98
There is nothing wrong with region 2! Sometimes they have more than one language in the subtitles section, but other than that the video is in PAL instead of NTSC.
Look at the 10th anniversary of The Shawshank Redemption... the region 2 not only has an extra bonus disc, it has DTS an an awesome package!!!

12th July 2005 14:55  #3

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I just wanted to know if there's any major difference in the picture and sound quality, apart from the fact it's PAL?

14th July 2005 10:06  #4

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Quote: Originally posted by Mark Lim
I just wanted to know if there's any major difference in the picture and sound quality, apart from the fact it's PAL?
Sound no - usually it is encoded with the same audio track across the board - unless they reduce the bit-rate....
PAL is slightly better in quality compared to NTSC - but only if the PAL print is not taken from a NTSC master.
R1 of Buck rogers is cheap though and has the whole show - is it the same as the R2 or is it like the R4 with only the first season?

My 1300th post!!!

I must get out more and meet the chickens in the yard.....

15th July 2005 3:12  #5

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Congrats Nightmare Wink

15th July 2005 8:22  #6

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Thanks Jonny - you arn't doing too bad yourself - but I just can't compete with the sig! Wink

15th July 2005 13:34  #7

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
Well, try putting your tiger in a skimpy top and hotpants then...

16th July 2005 0:14  #8

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Quote: Originally posted by Tom Woodward
Well, try putting your tiger in a skimpy top and hotpants then...
LOL - made my day Tom Happy

17th July 2005 12:51  #9

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I just realised that I bought the wrong set!! Should have bought the Region 1 set that has every episode of Buck! Season 1&2!

Thank god I bought the R2 set second hand! Won't be losing much money when I sell this...

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