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UK DVD need to play in USA?

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2nd January 2006 19:26  #1

jeannee Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 1
UK DVD need to play in USA?
I had a friend bring over DVDs from the UK, what is the best way for me to view them?  Have them burnt from somebody who can play region 2 dvds or get a new dvd that plays region 2 discs?

2nd January 2006 23:32  #2

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
there are 2 options :

- buy Region-free DVD player
- watch it on Computer DVD Player usng DVD-Region free program


3rd January 2006 21:42  #3

P O Hara Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: Ireland Posts: 93
Many players can be 'hacked' from the remote control, by entering a numerical code that unlocks the player to a region free coding. Although most Sonys and Panasonics won't allow you to do this, nearly every other brand on the planet will. Just google a 'remote hack for (enter brand name here)' and you should be fine. My Philips is region 2, but after 3 mins on the net, I found a hack, and now its region free!! Worth a try at the very least.

3rd January 2006 21:47  #4

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,171 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Remember that your DVD player will need to convert the PAL signal to NTSC, or your TV will need to be able to handle a PAL signal directly.

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