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28th November 2007 1:09  #1

surgerygurl Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 9 Send a message via AIM to surgerygurl Send a message via Yahoo to surgerygurl
DVD regions suck
I bought the new Harry Potter DVD Off of Amazon UK and when I got it.. I went to watch it and it said I couldn't because it wasnt viewable in my region. I knew nothing about "regions". Well I can't return it or sell it on Amazon UK.. Are there any multi-region codes for a panasonic RV31  DVD player? If not.. is there anyone out there in the UK who wants to buy Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2 disk special edition? I bought it for $34.99 I will sell it for $25. not sure what that is in pounds. :D

28th November 2007 1:43  #2

LLcruize Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: United States Posts: 448
Here is ANOTHER question (btw, again, thanks for the explaination in the other thread Chris). Why are there different regions in the first place?

28th November 2007 2:21  #3

surgerygurl Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 9 Send a message via AIM to surgerygurl Send a message via Yahoo to surgerygurl
supposedly to have control over the DVD market.. but its c**p.. I mean on Amazon it has all the DVD info but how many people actually look at the "regions".. I knew nothing about checking on that.. I just look at Widescreen or fullscreen.. Im just really PO'd about it cause I cant send the DVD back and I cant sell it on the website.. my other option is to Ebay it but I wont get anywhere near what I paid for it. Sad

28th November 2007 2:51  #4

LLcruize Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: United States Posts: 448
Yeah, it seems the only purpose is to justify creating various versions of the DVD causing folks to buy multiple copies (if they have multi-region players) so they get all the goodies.

BTW, I thought that on Amazon you had to be logged on the specific region version of Amazon (such as Amazon UK) to get anything other than region 1?

28th November 2007 3:55  #5

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
Oh my Lord...does this mean we have TWO girls on this site now?... Happy

And yes, the concept of DVD 'regions' does indeed suck...

28th November 2007 4:00  #6

surgerygurl Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 9 Send a message via AIM to surgerygurl Send a message via Yahoo to surgerygurl
Nope.. I have an account through amazon and amazon UK.. I thought I would be cool by getting the Order of the Phoenix DVD earlier than everyone else in the USA.. but now Im going to be paying twice as much to get one I can actually watch. And yes.. I am a girl... and  like british guys so maybe the solution to my problem is to just move to London like I want to. Tongue

28th November 2007 16:58  #7

LLcruize Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: United States Posts: 448
Hmmmmm, I guess what you did was ordered it from your UK account. My sister does that all the time as she dosn't like to wait on things and if the UK is getting something first, she will order from Amazon UK. She has a multiregion player so she is covered even if she does mistakenly get a region other than 1.

29th November 2007 3:00  #8

surgerygurl Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 9 Send a message via AIM to surgerygurl Send a message via Yahoo to surgerygurl
maybe I will just buy a multi region player.. although I wouldnt know the first thing about them Sad..... oh well ill shop around...hmmm where did your sis get hers?

Actually my DVD player in my bedroom might be multi-region.. doubt it.. but its worth a try :D Ill let you know

Nope.. didnt work Sad

29th November 2007 14:10  #9

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Cervantes wrote: Oh my Lord...does this mean we have TWO girls on this site now?... Happy

We have quite a lot of girls on the site, but most of them don't post. Can't imagine why Wink

29th November 2007 15:53  #10

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
I have no idea what you mean... Wink

Welcome aboard surgerygurl.

30th November 2007 3:33  #11

surgerygurl Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 9 Send a message via AIM to surgerygurl Send a message via Yahoo to surgerygurl
gracias Cervantes.... I love forum boards.. :D  I usually have a lot to talk about.. but.. if I dont sell my HP UK version DVD I got a plan.. ill keep it for the extras and watch it on my comp.. but ill get the one disk version to use on my home players.. :D I guess the one disk version comes with toys too :D LOL

1st December 2007 16:49  #12

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Hahahahahaha.

That is all.

1st December 2007 18:32  #13

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
I thought that was Muh hahahahaha

2nd December 2007 0:08  #14

surgerygurl Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 9 Send a message via AIM to surgerygurl Send a message via Yahoo to surgerygurl
I thought it was Mwahahahahahahaha O.o okie :D

2nd December 2007 12:46  #15

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Indeed.

2nd December 2007 15:05  #16

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
Hey Nic, I thought no one ever read or posted in the General Chat forum?

3rd December 2007 13:34  #17

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
They don't.
Usually!

5th December 2007 2:12  #18

surgerygurl Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 9 Send a message via AIM to surgerygurl Send a message via Yahoo to surgerygurl
they dont when youre around obviously

5th December 2007 14:42  #19

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Haha handbags at dawn.

6th December 2007 14:35  #20

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
Why not? I love a good b***h-fight... Wink

8th December 2007 20:30  #21

surgerygurl Member Join Date: November 2007 Location: United States Posts: 9 Send a message via AIM to surgerygurl Send a message via Yahoo to surgerygurl
im not in the mood for a B***h fight :D.. usually I win

16th December 2007 23:49  #22

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
Often times on the US Amazon site people are selling different region DVDs but you should always read about "non-amazon, private seller" items anyways...

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