Help. Will a Region 4 DVD work in the US?

 
Old 05-08-03, 10:31 PM
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Help. Will a Region 4 DVD work in the US?

I really want to buy three Ali G DVDs that are being sold on Ebay by an australia seller. They are listed as Region 4 DVDs. Will these work on my US machine (Region 1)?

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Old 05-08-03, 10:36 PM
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No, they wont. I have some Region 4s just so you know.
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Old 05-08-03, 10:50 PM
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You need a region free player and a Pal to NTSC converter (or a player that does it).
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Old 05-09-03, 12:12 AM
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Harosa is correct they must say R4 on the box. This probably the reason they are selling it!
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Old 05-09-03, 12:48 AM
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You're actually asking if Region 4 discs can work in a Region 1 player? Not to be rude but check out the back of any dvd or the manual for your dvd player.
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Old 05-09-03, 12:52 AM
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Originally posted by JoeyOhhhh
You need a region free player and a Pal to NTSC converter (or a player that does it).
This is why I prefer HTPC. Just pop the disc into your PC and you don't have to worry about PAL and NTSC.
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Old 05-09-03, 12:52 AM
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It'll work fine on a PC!

But Ali G sucks anyway!
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Old 05-09-03, 11:24 AM
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Or you could just buy a region free/NTSC/PAL player for $60 (Cyberhome 500 among others) and be ready for anything from any region, PAL or NTSC.
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Old 05-09-03, 11:56 AM
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Wallace, I'd suggest you ask about ways to view foreign discs in the International Forum.

Get a region-free player! Be one of us! One of us! One of us!
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