The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0809  Tuesday, 29 April 2003

From:           Richard Burt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 28 Apr 2003 11:25:20 -0400
Subject: 14.0792 All Region DVD Players
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.0792 All Region DVD Players

Alfredo Michel Modenessi wrote:

"But isn't the monitor (the TV) an issue? I have a "code-blind" player
that does the job with DVDs regions 1 and 4  (Latin America), but I have
always refrained from buying region 2 DVDs (although some films--i.e.
Nunn's Twelfth Night--are available on DVD  only in that format)
because, as far as I understand, region 2 DVDs work only if your player
is either region 2 or "code-blind" and your TV is capable of reproducing
PAL output. In other words, in order to play region 2 DVDs you need to
have a DVD player that can read them but also a TV that can reproduce
the output. Am I wrong?"

Not positive, but I believe you are.  As far as I know, my TV's (one is
quite old) do not have PAL capacity.  But the VCR and DVD players I own
can play PAL videos and region 2 DVDs just fine.  It's worth buying a
region 2 DVD from amazon.co.uk and testing it.  You can always return it
if it fails to work.

I also wanted to recommend the Intervideo WIN DVD 4 player.  You can
download it for 29.00.   (Don't get the platinum version. It's no better
and not worth the extra money.) http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/Home.jsp
No financial relation.

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