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on: July 08, 2003, 09:01:42 AM
I checked on ebay and there are some really cheap players like $50-$75. (daewoo i think was one and "digix" or something)  Was wondering if anyone had experience with the cheap ones and also: which movies are out that aren't in region 1 that would make another DVD player purchase warrented?  I know 28 days later is already out in region 2...but what releases are there besides new ones that would benefit from this?

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Reply #1 on: March 03, 2004, 09:40:09 PM
I just Bought Short Cuts Recently and it is Region 2
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Reply #2 on: March 03, 2004, 10:42:05 PM
and i've redirected TWICE to this thread today!

http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=3346

if you're gonna get a region free, make sure it will convert pal to ntsc automatically. otherwise you'd have to get a converter and that could cost you some.
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Reply #3 on: March 04, 2004, 04:23:57 PM
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if you're gonna get a region free, make sure it will convert pal to ntsc automatically. otherwise you'd have to get a converter and that could cost you some.


I'm assuming you have a region free player which does this.  If so, how is the conversion?  Does it effect the colors, etc...?


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Reply #4 on: March 04, 2004, 05:46:36 PM
not really. it shakes a little, but it's watchable. hardly noticable. and i get obsessive about perfect picture.
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Reply #5 on: March 05, 2004, 08:05:12 AM
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not really. it shakes a little, but it's watchable. hardly noticable. and i get obsessive about perfect picture.


Me too.  Thanks for the info.


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Reply #6 on: March 06, 2004, 09:20:44 PM
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I just Bought Short Cuts Recently and it is Region 2


Where?
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Reply #7 on: March 07, 2004, 06:34:31 AM
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I just Bought Short Cuts Recently and it is Region 2


Where?


Is the spanish one?


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Reply #8 on: March 08, 2004, 02:39:48 PM
Yes it is the Spanish one and I got it off of ebay
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Reply #9 on: March 15, 2004, 12:35:02 PM
i bought mine and i love it...one of the best things i've ever bought.


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Reply #10 on: March 16, 2004, 11:36:49 AM
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i bought mine and i love it...one of the best things i've ever bought.


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Reply #11 on: January 23, 2005, 07:04:59 PM
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not really. it shakes a little, but it's watchable. hardly noticable. and i get obsessive about perfect picture.

Hi there.  Which model did you buy?  I will soon need a machine that will be able to convert PAL DVDs to NTSC but also take all regions.  Your help, or anyone else's help, is appreciated.


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Reply #12 on: January 24, 2005, 12:32:08 PM
how about that shit?  i was just checking out new DVD players this morning.  i really wanna see Le Samourai and can only find Region 0 PAL DVDs.  check out http://www.220-electronics.com/  seems like a good site.  amazon carries the philips model on that site and it seems to have gotten some good customer reviews.  personally, i don't trust those super-foreign companies like Daewoo or Akai.  i'm a Philips, Sony, Zenith, Pioneer man myself.

what other-region DVDs are you looking for?


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Reply #13 on: January 24, 2005, 02:01:35 PM
yeah I fucking hate those super-foreigners.  I like ordinary foreigners who serve me burgers at footlockers.
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Reply #14 on: January 24, 2005, 05:15:57 PM
I bought a cheapie Apex DVD player (the 1500 I think...  I can go look if anyone really wants to know) and was able to mod it with a file I found on Usenet.  It cost about $60 and includes great PAL-to-NTSC conversion.

I bought it mainly for Peter Greenaway movies that aren't available in the US, but have also gotten a few cool things like Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls, Lars von Trier's The Kingdom, and the two-season version of Twin Peaks.  

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