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Amazon (US) Hobbit blu-rays - Region free ?


Feb 27 2013, 3:08am

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Amazon (US) Hobbit blu-rays - Region free ? Can't Post

The Amazon UK version of the Hobbit blu-rays appears to be region-free:


What about the Amazon US versions:


I'm in New Zealand, so usually aim to get region-free. However, the US versions are less expensive, include extra DVDs, and are released earlier, so I'd prefer to get those.

Can anyone confirm whether the Amazon US versions will be region-free? Or will they only work in US blu-ray (and DVD) players?

(This post was edited by tripecac on Feb 27 2013, 3:11am)

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Feb 27 2013, 3:23am

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The Amazon.com DVD version [In reply to] Can't Post

is listed as Region 1. I would assume any discs sold in the US are Region 1 unless it's specifically stated otherwise.



Feb 27 2013, 7:59am

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Warner BluRays.... [In reply to] Can't Post

...are as a matter of fact region-free.

The DVD might be locked to Region 1 though.


Feb 27 2013, 3:16pm

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I'm more concerned about the Blu-rays than the DVDs... [In reply to] Can't Post

As long as the blu-rays are region-free, I'll be happy. I'm not worried about the DVDs, since I can always copy them to my computer and then burn them again as region-free (or region 4).

So does it seem safe to order to the Amazon US blu-rays, regardless of where we live in the world?

Tol Eressea

Feb 28 2013, 12:16am

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Wow I didn't know that [In reply to] Can't Post



Feb 28 2013, 2:46am

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It is [In reply to] Can't Post

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is listed as Region 1. I would assume any discs sold in the US are Region 1 unless it's specifically stated otherwise.



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