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Old 06-07-10, 10:35 PM
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Rome: The Complete Series -- ~33 (~$48) shipped @ Amazon UK

Posted this in the Amazon UK deals thread, but felt the deal probably deserved its own thread.

Damn. How does $47.50 shipped sound for Rome Seasons One and Two?



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rome-Season-...5967849&sr=8-5
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Old 06-10-10, 12:36 PM
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Re: Rome: The Complete Series -- ~33 (~$48) shipped @ Amazon UK

Nice deal for a great series
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Re: Rome: The Complete Series -- ~33 (~$48) shipped @ Amazon UK

Thanks for sharing. This is region free but does have different packaging from the US version. Comes up 29.76 after removing the VAT but then adds 3.08 for shipment making it 32.84....which converts today to $48.32....or $49.77 after my credit card adds a 3% foreign transaction fee.

Hmmm......may hold off for now because my shelf is already full at the moment.
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Old 06-13-10, 01:09 PM
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Re: Rome: The Complete Series -- ~33 (~$48) shipped @ Amazon UK

Can anyone say what's inside the box? Is it a Digi-like case or just two Blu-ray cases?
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Re: Rome: The Complete Series -- ~33 (~$48) shipped @ Amazon UK

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Can anyone say what's inside the box? Is it a Digi-like case or just two Blu-ray cases?
I should have mine in a couple days, and I'll let you know.
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Old 06-14-10, 12:26 PM
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Re: Rome: The Complete Series -- ~33 (~$48) shipped @ Amazon UK

Originally Posted by jkzahn View Post
Thanks for sharing. This is region free but does have different packaging from the US version. Comes up 29.76 after removing the VAT but then adds 3.08 for shipment making it 32.84....which converts today to $48.32....or $49.77 after my credit card adds a 3% foreign transaction fee.

Hmmm......may hold off for now because my shelf is already full at the moment.
I am interested in this, the show is awesome, but I have a potentially stupid question, being new to the Blu Ray world, does it work like DVDs do, even though something is region free, doesn't mean it will play in a player that can't convert PAL to NTSC right?

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Old 06-14-10, 01:27 PM
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Re: Rome: The Complete Series -- ~33 (~$48) shipped @ Amazon UK

Originally Posted by SilverDreams View Post
I am interested in this, the show is awesome, but I have a potentially stupid question, being new to the Blu Ray world, does it work like DVDs do, even though something is region free, doesn't mean it will play in a player that can't convert PAL to NTSC right?
It works a little differently in Blu-ray. Most theatrical films are shot at 24 frames per second. With DVD, this had to be stored as 50i PAL or 60i NTSC (or NTSC-compatible 48i with 3-2 pulldown flags). However, with Blu-ray, the film can be stored on the disc as 24p. Any Blu-ray player can play 24p encoded video.

However, there are still 60i and 50i framerates possible, and many US players cannot play something encoded at 50i, whether it's PAL-esque 576/50i, or 1080/50i .

For Rome, I believe it was shot at 24 frames per second, so the Blu-ray should be 24p.

You can use this site to find info on which UK discs are region-free, as well as whether their 50i or not.
http://bluray.liesinc.net/index.php?region=b

Also, here's a link to 50i compatible US players, from the Amazon.UK bargain thread:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/newreply.ph...ply&p=10209842
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Re: Rome: The Complete Series -- ~33 (~$48) shipped @ Amazon UK

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Can anyone say what's inside the box? Is it a Digi-like case or just two Blu-ray cases?
Just received mine, and it's a slipcase with two six-disc plastic Blu-ray cases inside (one for each season).
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