Playing DVDs in A Different Region

@wolfie34 (26793)
United Kingdom
August 31, 2008 6:07am CST
I need some advice please to make sure this can work I live in UK, Europe with for dvds is Region 2 However I want to purchase a dvd Golden Girls Series 4 but it is only available in Region 1 because it's American Series 1, 2 and 3 have been released on Region 2 but not Series 4 and 5 My question is Can I purchase Region 1 and will it play on my computer? As I watch dvds on my computer NOT on a dvd player. I mean it shouldn't make any difference to the computer should it if it's region 1 or 2? I have a Mac computer Before I go and buy Series 4 I want to make sure that I my computer will recognize it not being Region 2! Does that make sense sorry, if it's a bit jumbled! From A Golden Girls Fanatic!!! Thanks in anticipation, Ebay is calling me ;o)
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@weemam (13377)
31 Aug 08
Ross here the best thing to do is download dvd region and CSS free from http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm its only a 30 day trial but this makes the dvd drive plays any dvd from all over. I had a rolling stones dvd box set in r1 and used this not only to watch the dvd but to copy it to a dvd that I can watch on my R2 Phillips DVD recorder. tell me how you get on. Ross
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
Thanks Ross, I would have thought that computers are all the same if they are American or UK and that they would happily play any region. I mean what if this mac was bought in the UK and shipped to the USA would they not be able to play Region 2? Makes no sense to me, I understand a normal dvd player not recognizing a different region, but surely with a computer it's different?
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@weemam (13377)
31 Aug 08
I don't know about apple macs but it wouldn't do any harm to install it anyway I needed it for mine. Ross
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@weemam (13377)
31 Aug 08
I don't know about the Apple mac but I needed it for my PC, It wouldn't do any harm to download it anyway Brian as it is free Ross
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Honey I wish I could help you but I am not famaliar with uk stuff. Here I watch them on lifetime. They are on almost daily. I do enjoy them. xoxoxoxoxoxo
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
I've probably worn out series 1, 2 and 3 I've watched it so much, has me in tears every time xxx
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@mummymo (23707)
4 Sep 08
I think it should work as does my other half sweety but we aren't 100% sure. He said I should be able to find out from looking it up on the internet but I am in a very grumpy mood and can't be bothered! lol I thought I would check and see if anyone else was able to tell you for definite before looking! So here goes ......
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 08
Why is my sister in a grumpy mood? Come on sit on Wolfie's couch and tell me all about it, you should know by now I am a very good listener and nothing goes further. Love you and a big Wolfie hug coming your way, there has made you less grumpy xxxx
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@mummymo (23707)
4 Sep 08
I always feel better when I have spoken to you sweetheart! I don't really need an excuse to be in a grumpy mood - I just am! lol Not anymore though! Hugs xxxx
@youless (92961)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Sep 08
Lately I received a movie DVD from my friend in UK. He wondered whether I could watch it from my DVD player and the answer is yes. There are two formats, it's PAL and NTSC. You can see more information here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAL PAL is for Europe and China, Singapore etc. NTSC is for USA. I noticed that my DVD player can switch two of these formats. But I am not quite sure whether my TV set supports it because I haven't tried it yet. I burned my family photo album into DVD for PAL format and I can watch it from TV without any problems. I am sorry that I haven't heard of the Region format. I love China
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
11 Sep 08
Thank you my friend for your response, always appreciated!
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Sep 08
I think you are out of luck. Most computers are made specific for the region where they are used. So in Canada, we buy computers for either the English or French keyboard and in the States for the US international keyboard and in English I guess your keyboard can be anything from English to German or all the countries in Europe. I know there is a way to set the DVd to a certain region, but that means you have to buy a DVd player that was bought in the region you want it to. I know because our former minister came from Australia and they had to buy a specific machine to play their dvds and it was quite expensive since they could not show their dvds on a Canadian machine.
@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
4 Sep 08
I thought all new DVD players allow you to play all regons or is this not the case? and I am pretty sure that it will play on your PC.
@pumpkinjam (5782)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 08
I don't think it makes a difference if it;s only going to be played on a computer as long as it's compatible with your drive which you might have to check on. I know there are adapter thingies you can get anyway for tellies and stuff so I suppose you could get that sort of thing for a computer if necessary.