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Sera

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« Reply #40 on: 03-24-2002 03:39 »

BOOHOOO!!!
unable to get the DVD in Singapore
only able to get vcds only
what a waste
u guys have it lucky (those who already have their claws on it)
aristos666

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« Reply #41 on: 03-25-2002 09:02 »

i know this is not really related to the DVD in USA, just an interesting note....

It seems the Season 1 DVD that i ordered from Amazon.co.uk is reigons 2 and 4... i live in australia (reigon 4), and had my computer all patched up to play, but then PowerDVD says its reigon 4... i have yet to try it on a standalone Region 4 player yet tho... It still seems to work when i uninstall DVDGenie and made sure PowerDVD is set back to R4. i was quite happy about this, being in australia... deprived of futurama!!!
Just Chris

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« Reply #42 on: 03-25-2002 11:05 »

Wow, we have a member here from Singapore? Futurama's really gone global!

How many regions of DVD playing is there? I didn't know Australia had its own region. I always though the Americas had Region 1 and everyone else has Region 2. It would make sense because it's how the NTSC/PAL standards work.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #43 on: 03-25-2002 11:34 »
« Last Edit on: 03-25-2002 11:34 »

Sorry, but it's not just "USA" and "the rest"   wink
Europe/Japan is region 2, Europe uses (but for the french) PAL, Japan uses NTSC, so it has nothing to do with that. The regions were introduced by Hollywood to make sure the money flows like they want it, too. EG, usually Europe gets Movies and DVDs some months later and they do not want to change that really.
I seriously doubt that the Futurama DVDs are region 4 though... There would be no reason for that without FOX.au distributing them. (FOXhome.de/uk/au are competitors. It sounds stupid, but European DVD exports to au would be seen as stealing biz from Foxhome.au, even though it ends up in the same big pot in the end)
Erdrik

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« Reply #44 on: 03-25-2002 15:18 »

I think I read somewher that there are 6 Regions. I can't remember them all off the top of my head tho  tongue
Tzlk
Professor
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« Reply #45 on: 03-25-2002 15:56 »

Yea thats right Erdrik, there are Six Regions:
Region 1 - 1: U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories
Region 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
Region 3 - Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
Region 4 - Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
Region 5 - 5: Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
Region 6 - Peoples Republic of China
Erdrik

Professor
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« Reply #46 on: 03-25-2002 16:39 »

YOOHOO!!! Im not Stupid! Yay! lol  smile
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