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bender0101

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« on: 01-23-2004 07:55 »

which region dvds are better
mw

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« Reply #1 on: 01-23-2004 09:58 »

There aren't any significant differences as far as I know. And while some eps on the Simpsons PAL DVDs look horrible due to NTSC->PAL conversion, Futurama doesn't have any such problems.
bender0101

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« Reply #2 on: 01-23-2004 10:10 »

ah finally futurama has something to cheer about!!!
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #3 on: 01-23-2004 15:16 »

Region 1 is better, because the Season 3 DVD's will have additional dialogue. Although Region 2 do have one more frame per second...

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PCC Fred

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« Reply #4 on: 01-23-2004 20:08 »

Region 1 is marginally better like Otis says, but the difference is so small that if you already have the Region 2 discs there's no point getting the Region 1 discs as well.
bender+fry

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« Reply #5 on: 01-23-2004 22:35 »

why do they even have regions anyway?
video tapes never had them!
eggsandwich

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« Reply #6 on: 01-24-2004 02:20 »
« Last Edit on: 01-24-2004 02:20 »

VHS have two types - NTSC & PAL. But no region-orientated formats (whats the point? DVD is driving out VHS .. bastards).
mw

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« Reply #7 on: 01-24-2004 16:57 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
why do they even have regions anyway?
video tapes never had them!

Region codes were introduced to control movie distribution... back then movies would open in US theatres at least half a year before the rest of the world. It's pretty much a moot point for movies now, since the  biggies open at the same time worldwide for the most part anyway, and DVDs follow suit.

With TV series it's the other way round since syndication is a US-only thing, so you often get current series on DVD much earlier outside R1.
aslate

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« Reply #8 on: 01-24-2004 19:19 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
why do they even have regions anyway?
video tapes never had them!

You couldn't/can't play a PAL video in a US player (and Vice-Verca).

Dumbsworth

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« Reply #9 on: 01-24-2004 19:34 »

What is this additional dialogue on the region 1 season 3 DVDs you speak of?
aslate

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« Reply #10 on: 01-24-2004 19:49 »

The menus will have some extra dialogue, i presume similar to the S4 R1 menus.
Gleno

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« Reply #11 on: 01-27-2004 10:35 »

 
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Originally posted by bender&fry:
why do they even have regions anyway?
video tapes never had them!

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Gorky

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« Reply #12 on: 01-27-2004 18:18 »
« Last Edit on: 01-28-2004 00:00 »

As everyone else is saying, differences between regions are pretty miniscule. The only thing is, in the U.S. waiting for R1's is better, simply because you don't have to worry about hacking an R1-only DVD player to play your DVD.
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Gregg

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« Reply #13 on: 01-31-2004 08:51 »

if you really want to know what the differences are.

 http://www.dvdcompare.net  should have the answers your looking for.

zapperdan

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« Reply #14 on: 01-31-2004 10:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Gregg:
if you really want to know what the differences are.

 http://www.dvdcompare.net  should have the answers your looking for.


they only have details of seasons 1 and 2 so far and they not always 100% sure with their details, anyhow.

incidently, can anyone show me a pic of the "slim" dvd cases that R1 futurama is packaged in? i've never seem them frown


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winna

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« Reply #15 on: 01-31-2004 12:59 »

Yeah, the packaging is different, I think I might rather want the larger cases....  I'll see if I can get a picture of the slim ones...
bender+fry

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« Reply #16 on: 02-04-2004 19:55 »

the slim dvd cases for r1 only have room on the spine to say futurama in pretty small font on it, if that helps
mw

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« Reply #17 on: 02-05-2004 10:00 »

Family Guy comes in these slim cases, too, and right next to the R2 Futurama box sets they look pretty puny. OTOH they only take up half the shelf space for the same number of discs.
fromage

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« Reply #18 on: 02-05-2004 23:48 »

I prefer region 2 because season 1 to 4 are available right f'n now!
zapperdan

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« Reply #19 on: 02-08-2004 02:49 »
« Last Edit on: 02-08-2004 02:49 »

 
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Originally posted by mw:
Family Guy comes in these slim cases, too, and right next to the R2 Futurama box sets they look pretty puny. OTOH they only take up half the shelf space for the same number of discs.


and are these slim cases just for vol.1 or are they how all R1 volumes will be?
mw

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« Reply #20 on: 02-08-2004 06:50 »

 
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Originally posted by zapperdan:
 
and are these slim cases just for vol.1 or are they how all R1 volumes will be?
Both R1 box sets of FG are like that.

zapperdan

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« Reply #21 on: 02-08-2004 13:05 »

 
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Originally posted by mw:
 
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Originally posted by zapperdan:
 
and are these slim cases just for vol.1 or are they how all R1 volumes will be?
Both R1 box sets of FG are like that.


and futurama?

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