Re: Playing PAL discs on computer

From: gyoungblood (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 10 2006 - 08:02:18 PST


Jorge Amaro responded to my query and reminded me of the obvious -- the well known app called AnyDVD causes the computer to read any DVD as region-free, and it can be used as a decrypter too. No exotic hacks are necessary. Just install the program. I knew this but had forgotten.

I was asking only about computer DVD drives. There are numerous standalone players, like the Cyberhome CH-300, sold in the U.S. for $30 USD, that are region-free without hacks. I

----- Original Message -----
  From: Jack Sargeant
  To: email suppressed
  Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 1:36 AM
  Subject: Re: Playing PAL discs on computer

  I-Macs default after seven changes, I believe, to the last region that was set.
  In the UK a DVD player costs about 45 ($70US) and that plays all DVDs (if need be there's a code you type into the handset that sets the regions, these codes are normally available on-line)
  I have three DVDs, one in an old computer, one in a less old computer and a DVD player, in the UK DVDs are now everywhere - rewards for spending on credit cards, gifts if you buy a new washing machine, whatever. Surely in America the situation is the same..? If need be, surely have multiple DVDs set to different regions?
  Jack

  On Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at 03:43 am, Tosh wrote:

    At this time I haven't yet purchased a region free DVD machine. But on the other hand I do have an I-Mac - and I play my PAL DVD's without any problems. My understanding is that after playing it four times - it will change to that region for good.

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    Tosh Berman
    TamTam Books
    http://www.tamtambooks.com

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