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Old 09-07-03, 01:42 PM
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r3 Black Hawk Down SUPERBIT -- Region FREE!!

So...I finally get around to watching my r3 Black Hawk Down Superbit last nite. [great flick ]

I turn on my DVD player. Pop out disc 1 of Futurama r1 that I was watching. I unfold the BHD package and grab disc 1. Put it in the tray and close it.

Now, with my DVD player you have to use the remote to select which region the DVD is..

But before I can do this, I run to get something to drink. When I get back, the Columbia/Tri-Star logos are playing, followed by the menu! So I grab the disc and run to the other room to check it on my grumpy, non-modded Sony and voila!

It plays there too! So if you don't have a region-free DVD player and you can't wait until the eventual r1 release, have no fears...

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Old 09-07-03, 02:42 PM
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Does this version have DTS? Are the special features the same as on the R1 release?
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Whoa. I might have to pick up another version of this movie again!
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Originally posted by dbmottle
Does this version have DTS?
Why do you think its called a SUPERBIT DELUXE??

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Why do you think its called a SUPERBIT DELUXE??
OK, so what are the features on it? You seem to have answers.
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Where did you find a Region 3 version? Anywhere online?
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click on the pic above metfan...that's ONE retailer..
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Old 09-07-03, 04:15 PM
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This R3 Korean BHD 3 disk set is basically the the R1 3 disk set with dts, minus the commentaries on disk one, plus the bonus original soundtrack.

It is cheaper here...
http://us.yesasia.com/en/prdDept.asp...002861227&aid=

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Does anyone have a comparison yet of the DD 5.1 and the DTS track? Three letters arent enough to make me rebuy the set. I want a review of the thing. Remember the Leon Superbit.
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Old 09-07-03, 07:14 PM
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Too bad I ordered the R1 set already from CH, oh well. Now that I think about it, since I love my commentaries and was very happy with the audio in DD, I'll probably stick with it.
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Originally posted by The Bus
OK, so what are the features on it? You seem to have answers.
You bet I do.
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Old 09-07-03, 09:20 PM
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Any R3 Superbit will work in your Region 1 machine. This was proven a while back when CDWow had a number of R3 Superbits. Just a little unknown fact regarding Superbits.

Plus, if you look at the bottom of the dvdasian page, it even says it is region free.

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Old 09-07-03, 09:22 PM
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Originally posted by Bill Geiger
Any R3 Superbit will work in your Region 1 machine. This was proven a while back when CDWow had a number of R3 Superbits. Just a little unknown fact regarding Superbits.
Really? So where's a good place to pick some up?
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Use this link....

then click on the US flag. That will give you $1.00 off. They one have 2 Region 3 discs left. Men In Black & Vertical Limit.

Disregard the first page where it says it expires on Decemeber 31, 2002 because it is still active.

http://www.mastercard.com/specialoff...rd/143801.html

Just do a seach for Superbit and you'll see Men In Black for $9.95 (sounds great BTW) and Vertical Limit for $12.95.

Oh yeah... it is free shipping too!
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Is it even possible to improve the picture and the sound for BHD?.
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Does anyone know how the picture stacks up to the R1 version and if the DTS track is a significant improvement over the DD?
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Darn! May have to pick up another version of BHD again...

The R3 cover looks much better than the R1 big head cover.
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NTSC or PAL?

Are R3 discs NTSC or PAL?
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Re: NTSC or PAL?

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Are R3 discs NTSC or PAL?
NTSC, thank god.
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Re: Re: NTSC or PAL?

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NTSC, thank god.
Yeah cause the speed up would totally ruin the movie. They look like their on crack. (the previous statement was all sarcasm)
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Don't think it's actually 'Region Free' i think it's encoded for R1 and R3 only!! as it doesn't play on one of my players which is R2 only.
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Damn, I'll have to be sure to pick this one up!
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Originally posted by RichDB10
Don't think it's actually 'Region Free' i think it's encoded for R1 and R3 only!! as it doesn't play on one of my players which is R2 only.
Doh! Sorry 'bout that.. Only have three players -- two region-free & r1..
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Vertical Limit and MIB Superbits for $22.90! Awesome!! Thanks Bill!
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Does anyone know how the picture stacks up to the R1 version and if the DTS track is a significant improvement over the DD?
yeah, i would like to know about that too...

a little review maybe?
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