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International DVD compatibility

 
 
timberlandko
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2003 05:06 pm
Comworld's CMD-850 solves the conversion problem quite satisfactorily.

A less expensive and rather more elegant solution, is Mecotek's MK-X4000 All-Region/All Format DVD player

Couple that with S-Video-dot-Com's DVD2VCR , a good VCR or a DVD burner, and a variety of counter-measure-foiling possibilities open up for you.

Of course, I use my rig only for home viewing, you understand :wink:

(edited to correct the Mecotek link Embarrassed )
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2003 05:23 pm
Just saw this thread...I'm kinda pissed over this whole region thing. Pink Floyd has a "Pulse" DVD, which is only available on PAL format, and it's not released in the US. I see the DVD all over Ebay. Seems like it's awesome. My DVD player doesn't play PAL DVDs.
Looks like I have to stick with my non-PAL Japanese Bukkake porn DVDs.
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fishin
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2003 06:05 pm
Umm.. Before you give up there Slappy - A lot of DVD players are made with the hardware and firmware to play PAL DVDs on an NTSC TV (they have the converter built in).

Phillips and Magnavox are two that have the converter on almost all of their models.

Do a Google Search on "DVD Player Hacks" and look at some of the sites that come up. Most of them will let you search on your DVD player model and display all the known hacks for it including disabling the region checks.

I was able to disable region codes and MacroVision on my Sony DVP-NS315 DVD player as well as set it up to be able to play PAL DVDs and have the player output the signal as NTSC. Wink
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yeahman
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2003 05:04 pm
the region-encoding does absolutely nothing to fight piracy. i've never heard of a region-encoded pirated dvd. it's really trivial for the piraters to remove the encoding before pressing the dvd's.

what is does do is allow the studios to have more control over official release dates. many movies (more so in the past) were released on video in the US while it was still in the theaters in other countries and there was no way to block the flow of legitament videos.
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tantucky
 
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Reply Sat 29 Nov, 2003 04:25 am
If I were to buy an American DVD would it play on my UK playstation 2?
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mashanay22
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2004 02:47 pm
Sony Dvp-ns315
Hi I tryed everywhere to find a hack for my Sony Dvp-ns315, but it seems that it is non existent, then I found your message. can you please email me how to disable region codes on Sony Dvp-ns315, I would really appreciate it.
Thank you so much
Marianna
P.S. my email [email protected]

I was able to disable region codes and MacroVision on my Sony DVP-NS315 DVD player as well as set it up to be able to play PAL DVDs and have the player output the signal as NTSC. Wink[/quote]
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tosha
 
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Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2004 10:03 pm
This great information !
Now I would like to ask is there anybody who can tell me how to turn my hard drive 40gb in to HDVR?
Thaks a lot!!!!
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 29 Mar, 2004 10:09 pm
As host of this thread, I wish I could help you three. Maybe an expert will come by shortly!
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geovanny ribeiro
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2006 02:59 pm
SONY DVP-NS315 hack
Please fishin, could you or anyone e-mail me the hack to disable regions and macrovision on sony DVP-NS315 ?

[email protected]

thankx
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2006 10:05 pm
geovanny_ribeiro wrote:
Please fishin, could you or anyone e-mail me the hack to disable regions and macrovision on sony DVP-NS315 ?

[email protected]

thankx

In a word, "NO". There is so far as I'm aware no software-only hack for that unit, or for that matter most if not all current or recent production Sony players. Along with a software change, they require a firmware revision flash, a different main processor chip, and some circuitboard modifications. While of course Sony players can be "hacked" by experienced, competent technicians, anyone needing to ask how to do it most likely is unequipped to do it.

Oh, and if you do manage to gather the hardware, firmware, software, and instructions, be advised that if you screw up, you're likely to wind up with a paperweight that serves as a retractable cupholder and, if you're real lucky, lights up.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2006 10:14 pm
oops, this is an old thread.....

but code free DVD players are fairly inexpensive and worth every dime.
I buy a lot of DVD's in Europe and can play them easily now.
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lucyj
 
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Reply Sat 17 Dec, 2011 05:43 pm
@littlek,
hi...... is england and australia compatable.............?

with dvds...... please help me if anyone knows info
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 17 Dec, 2011 06:52 pm
Holy crap this thread started in 2002!

I remember when I was a kid and my father wanted Schindler’s List on DVD but it wasn’t available in the States so he purchased one from China. I still have it!
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