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Old 09-24-00, 11:41 PM
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I have heard from another DVD board that Columbia Tristar and Warners has instituted new measures that will make their R1 discs released starting October, unplayable in All-Region players.

I wasn't going to take this too seriously, but when I preordered The Patriot, which is Columbia/Tristar picture from Amazon, I am suddenly warned by Amazon like so:
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*** Your order contains one or more Region 1 encoded DVDs (US &
Canada). Please be aware that your order is being shipped to a
country, or countries, that do not support region 1 encoded DVDs.
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I was also warned that the product I am ordering may not play on players available in my region.

I have ordered R1 discs from Amazon many times and I have not had this warning before now. What do you guys think? Does Columbia Tristar mean business? Should I continue with my order?
Old 09-25-00, 08:01 AM
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Go ahead and buy R1 - they have been threatening and playing with this idea for years...

A hack and/or modification is always developed for every player out there - it is inevitable that region coding will die (imo).

Just my 2 cents
Old 09-25-00, 01:53 PM
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If it doesn't work in your player, let me know and I'd gladly buy The Patriot from you. One of my players is R1 only, so I definitely can use it. I think wravaillion's right, though -- if a new encoding protection is developed, its hackers won't be far behind.

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As I knew from the start the majority of DVD's I buy would be Region 1, I bought a region 1 player.
Old 09-25-00, 08:43 PM
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If it doesnt play then complain to the guy you bought the DVD players, so they will fix it for you.
Old 09-26-00, 11:30 PM
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Wravaillion has a good point there.

For every advancement they make in security, you can bet that someone will make a crack for it too.

Just buy the R1 DVD dude.



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Old 10-23-00, 06:32 AM
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Anyone tried Patriot on their modified player yet ?
Old 10-23-00, 05:55 PM
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Tried it out on a "chipped" Samsung 709 and a Wharfedale 750. The film wouldn't load on the Wharfedale - it's a "hacked" Multi-Region/Region-Free DVD player - but it worked fine on the Samsung.

If you can set your DVD player manually to Region 1, then you can play an R1 RCE disc on any player, etc.
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The New Zealand Home Theatre site has been doing some testing with 'The Patriot' on various DVD players...
http://www.nzht.co.nz/patriot.htm
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I received my copy of the Patriot yesterday. It plays on my Pioneer 717 with the standard multizone mod.

quote:<HR>Originally posted by Gabriel:
I have heard from another DVD board that Columbia Tristar and Warners has instituted new measures that will make their R1 discs released starting October, unplayable in All-Region players.

I wasn't going to take this too seriously, but when I preordered The Patriot, which is Columbia/Tristar picture from Amazon, I am suddenly warned by Amazon like so:
///////////
*** Your order contains one or more Region 1 encoded DVDs (US &
Canada). Please be aware that your order is being shipped to a
country, or countries, that do not support region 1 encoded DVDs.
//////////////
I was also warned that the product I am ordering may not play on players available in my region.

I have ordered R1 discs from Amazon many times and I have not had this warning before now. What do you guys think? Does Columbia Tristar mean business? Should I continue with my order?
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Old 11-10-00, 04:19 AM
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I noticed that now with every DVD order from
Amazon.com they bring that warning! Maybe too
many people bought DVD`s and were then complaining about them....?
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Works OK on my Panasonic A350 with after-market auto switching mod.

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