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Old 06-01-01, 07:27 AM
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Ive been comparing some run times of region 1 movies and they are consistantly longer than those of the region 4 discs. (WHich i am able to buy as an aussie). Examples are
Charlies Angels
X Men
Titan AE
Soures have been,,
Anyone know if scenes are being left on the floor for region 4 or is this just lazy quoting?
Any help much appreciated.
Cheers Poddy

Old 06-01-01, 08:36 AM
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...ahh... Region 4 is PAL... this means that all R4 DVDs that contain a movie 'run' a wee bit 'faster' than, say, a Region 1 DVD, which is NTSC (as is Region 2/Japan)... the difference is approx. 4%... this means that -all other things being equal- a movie on a R1 DVD that runs 100 minutes, will be over in 96 minutes on a R4 (or a R2/Europe) DVD... the reason for that is that movies, which run at 24fps (frames-per-second) in movie theaters in Sydney, Johannesburg, Chicago, Hong Kong, Paris, Buenos Aires or Moscow, are shown on PAL TV at a speed of 25fps... yes... I wouldn't worry about it...,ntsc.htm

...isn't DVD great fun though?!...

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[Edited by Hendrik on 06-01-01 at 05:41 AM]
Old 06-02-01, 03:30 AM
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Thanks a lot Hendrik.
Im embarassed that thought never crossed my mind!
But not to worry, as you say DVD is great fun couldnt imagine life without it!

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