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AUJ EE - Region Codes


Nov 28 2013, 4:17am

Post #1 of 6 (304 views)
AUJ EE - Region Codes Can't Post

So I finally received my UK Unexpected Journey DVD (the one with the awesome packaging).

Turns out, I can't play it here in the States due to a different region code.

Because the versions here in the U.S. all have crappy packaging, I'm very disappointed. Poor form, WB. Poor form.

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Nov 28 2013, 4:27am

Post #2 of 6 (172 views)
Yes, I suspected I'd face that problem... [In reply to] Can't Post

... that is why I didn't get it Frown

If you have a region free DVD player hooked up to your TV, you should be able to play your DVDs. I have one so I may yet get myself the UK EE DVD set Laugh

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Nov 28 2013, 5:00am

Post #3 of 6 (156 views)
Can you get your dvd player changed to multi-region? [In reply to] Can't Post

I just took mine to a local dealer / workshop and they changed it for me on the spot, and free.
I have no idea if you can do that where you live. (I am in NZ).
Lots of my DVD's come from Amazon and I would never be able to play them on a DVD player that was only set for my region.


Nov 28 2013, 5:07am

Post #4 of 6 (150 views)
Thanks.... [In reply to] Can't Post

... I might try that.

Or get my tech-savvy brother to do it, if he knows how.

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Nov 28 2013, 7:31am

Post #5 of 6 (117 views)
Buyer Beware. [In reply to] Can't Post

Poor form that their US copy has an ugly copy, yes. But, you should only import DVD's if you're sure you have the hardware suitable to play them. Region coding has been around for over a decade, and it's not just WB that does it.

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Nov 29 2013, 3:56am

Post #6 of 6 (53 views)
Just go to youtube and look up [In reply to] Can't Post

how to make dvd player region free, there are tons of how-to videos there.


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