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New DVD owner with a stupid question

Old 07-07-01, 02:59 AM
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Very embarrassed to ask this...

I just bought a DVD player, and am starting to build my library. I would like to purchase a movie from overseas (Hong Kong). The description says the movie is "all code DVD." I'm assuming this means it will play on any player regardless of location - yes?

(The film is distributed by Media Asia, if that makes any difference.

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Old 07-07-01, 04:25 AM
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ummmm......While its true that you won't have any region coding problems,you do need to check that you can play what is probably going to be a PAL disc(most Hong Kong discs are).I see from your profile that you live in San Francisco,so it's quite likely that your TV/DVD player only plays NTSC,unlike everywhere else in the world where multi-system(i.e.both PAL and NTSC)equipment is standard.
It's worth checking which format the disc is and whether you can play that.It could save you alot of money.
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...ummmm... I have a respectable number of HK DVDs (both Region '0' and Region 3) in my 'collection' - and they're all NTSC...

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I second what Hendrik said. I've bought DVDs direct from HK for years and they're all NTSC. Plus 99.9% of them are region 0, so don't worry, you'll be able to watch it on your TV.

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