AUSSIE members, advise needed about region 1 DVD's

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#1

A friend of mine is in the USA and I would like to purchase a few DVD’s not available in AUstralia, they are region 1. All of my players are region 4.

I have played NTSC DVD’s without problem and NTSC is the format in the USA, Canada and the Bahamas, however the NTSC discs’s I have played, did not have region 1 mentioned anywhere on the cases.

Has any member ever bought DVD’s movies whilst in the US and did they play here in Australia.


#2

There are 2 things you need to worry about when buying DVDs abroad:

  1. Video System (NTSC or PAL)
  2. DVD Region

If your friend has a multiregion player that also supports NTSC/PAL conversion, he should not have problems playing the disc. Since 98% of DVDs (excluding adult DVDs) purchased in the US are region 1, your friend will definitely have problems playing them without a multiregion player.


#3

What is the make and model of your DVD player?


#4

I have a Tevion Premier Player.

Also a Pioneer DVD-ROM 117, a LITEON 167T DVD-ROM and a Pioneer 108D Burner with Piodata v1.18 F/W.

Thanks for taking time out to respond.


#5

The best way to tell is to borrow one of your friends region 1 dvd’s and try play it. If it does cool if it doesnt then you could rip it with dvd decrypter which can make it region free and encode it to pal.


#6

Thanks to those for taking time out to respond to my post.

I have overcome the problem, firstly the LITEON reader allows the change of Region settings 5 times. When I finally get the DVDs from the US, I can change the Region setting to Reg.1, backup the DVDs bought in the USA with DVD Shrink\DVD Decrypter and when completed change the Reg. setting back to 4. I cannot play the orginal Region 1 DVDs in my player which is Region 4 however, I can play the backups which will be Region Free.

Since I never play my original DVDs and only play backups, that really solves the my problem.


#7

you don’t need to change the region on the litey, DVD Decrypter will rip DVD’s from any region