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Old 04-12-04, 03:27 PM
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Phoenix Nights series 2 and multi-region DVD players

This may be a longshot but if anyone's heard of the british series 'Phoenix Nights', I was wondering if anyone's had any problems playing their Phoenix Nights series 2 DVD (or series 1 for that matter) on their multi-region DVD player. The thing is I'm currently looking for a good multi-region DVD player that can properlly handle the anamorphic widescreen of British region 2 DVDs on a north american TV (i live in Toronto Canada). I got my sister an RCA DRC230N and tried out my british DVDs on it and it handled them perfectly. Widescreen and everything. Only problem....it wouldn't play my Phoenix Nights series 2 DVD at all! I kept getting a 'incompatible disc' error message everytime I tried. And I know I don't have a defective disc because it worked on my old multi-region player (just not widescreen). Also I saw on another message board somewhere that someone had the exact same problem with the exact same disc on the exact same player (weird, huh?). So I was curious if anyone here may have come across the same problem.

Do you think a Malata player will be able to handle it? According to this forum it sounds like it is the multi-region player of choice. I know a place here in my city that sells them and I'm seriously considering picking one up but the guy selling it doesn't offer refunds or exchanges so I want to make sure it will play all my British region 2 DVDs in proper widescreen format (including my Phoenix Nights series 2 DVD) before I pick it up.

Any help would be hugely appreciated. Much thanks in the meantime.
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Old 04-12-04, 04:42 PM
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Sorry i can't help with your particular problem....i'm posting mainly because i wouldn't have thought this particular brand of 'Northern' English humour would be appreciated the other side of the 'pond' - got to be one of the best recent comedies to come out the UK...i guess you Canadians are a lot more cultured than your U.S Counterparts (Shhh....this is between you and me )
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Generalizations are always wrong...
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Old 04-12-04, 10:48 PM
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Originally posted by DrGerbil
Generalizations are always wrong...
I live in Chicago (all my life) and LOVE Phoenix Nights.

On topic: I have the first season on DVD and it played fine in my Cyberhome 500.

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I live in Chicago (all my life) and LOVE Phoenix Nights.
Damn Straight!
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Old 04-13-04, 10:00 AM
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Phoenix Nights is HILARIOUS!
I love that show.

Brian: I'm treating her to dinner at Chez Potter.
Jerry: I didn't know you could cook.
Brian: Oh, there's a lot you don't know about me. I'm thinking of giving her a pearl necklace.
Jerry: Does she know?
Brian: I'm gonna surprise her.
Jerry: I think you might just do that.


Fantastic stuff! That's why I gotta get a player that plays both DVDs in proper widescreen.


P.S. Did you hear they're planning on making a spin-off of the show starring Max and Paddy on the road?
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I had no problems with either season on my Malata 996.

I'm in Boston MA and love the show.

whoops - I'm British
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Old 04-13-04, 11:15 AM
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No problem on my malata.

(Max produces a package)
Paddy: Have you done us a packed lunch?
Max: Have I.
(Opens package to reveal a gun)
Paddy: What on earth is that?
Max: That my friend, is a German Broomhandle Mauser.
Paddy: I'm not using that...
Max: Why, what's wrong with it?
Paddy: It's an antique, that's what it is!
Max: Hey. It's not an antique. There's nothing wrong with that! It was my granddad's. He shot a German with this!
Paddy: Was that in the Second World War?
Max: No, it were in Benidorme. He had a row over a sun lounger.

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Old 04-13-04, 12:08 PM
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Sounds like the Malata is the way to go.
Was it in proper anamorphic widescreen as well?
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Originally posted by Chalkie
Sounds like the Malata is the way to go.
Was it in proper anamorphic widescreen as well?
Sure was.
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Originally posted by Chalkie
Sounds like the Malata is the way to go.
Why? Considering you can get a Cyberhome 320 at Best Buy for $29.99 after rebate, and it does proper PAL to NTSC conversion.
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I just got a Malata last night.
It's perfect! Plays all my UK DVDs in proper anamorphic widescreen with no problems at all......so far. Anyhow, seems like the player of choice for all your multi-region needs. Now I can watch Brian Potter and the gang try and run their little club in the north of england letterboxed the way it was intended. Brilliant! Thanks for all your help guys.

Max: (turning on the new TV) Ayyyyyy! Look at that! Brilliant. Put them pornos on.
Marion: Oi! If you think you lot's gonna be stuck in front of that thing all day you're mistaken. That's for regulars.
Max: We are regulars.
Marion: No you're not. You're staff. And you're not on till 6. Get a life.
Max: I've got a life......just not got Sky.
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Glad its working for you Chalkie!
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Congratulations! Hope yours serves you half as one as mine has!
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