or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › General › General Chat › DVDs Manufactured for Asian Market - Kosher?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

DVDs Manufactured for Asian Market - Kosher? - Page 2

post #16 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
It seems like a pretty sophisticated package for a pirated boxed set, so if that is what the product actually looks like, it's more likely that they are manufactured for a different region code and you wouldn't be able to play them without a region free dvd player. (My best guess is region 2, since it looks like Japanese.)

I happen to have one, but I'm a complete nerd. If they truely ARE All-Region disks, then yes, they are probably pirated.

Only 1? Dude I got 3 of them!

Jon.
post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by imageWIS
Only 1? Dude I got 3 of them!

Jon.

Right now I don't need more than one. Although with the new TV I'm sort of tempted to put one in the living room.

Do yours play PAL/SECAM too?
post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Right now I don't need more than one. Although with the new TV I'm sort of tempted to put one in the living room. Do yours play PAL/SECAM too?
Yeah. Although, I will admit that 2 are cheap Coby DVD players, and won’t even work with component cables (even though they have the connections…I guess you get what you pay for), so I have them hooked up with S-video. But, they play PAL or NTSC without a problem. I have discs from HK, Buenos Aires and the US and they all play perfectly. Our good player is a Pioneer that was rigged in Miami to play all regions and PAL / NTSC. It’s hooked up with component cables and damn good Belkin Pure A/V audio cables. My next DVD player is going to be purchased whenever they come out with a combo HD-DVD / Blu-Ray player. Until then, I’m saving my money. I've heard good things about: http://www.oppodigital.com/ Jon.
post #19 of 20
well, i am looking for the 2nd season compilation of 'lost' in the grey market.
post #20 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by SJX
The presence of Korean/Chinese/Japanese etc characters on a box does not necessary make it a fake. There are legitimately licensed DVDs/VCDs like that made for sale only in specific countries. HMV, Tower records etc over here sometimes carries discs like that. They are usually cheaper, but the quality of the content is identical to those with English only packaging.

Yes, they are doing that in order to combat the rampant illegal copies sold in those regions. When the avg. worker is only making a few hundred dollars a year, then its difficult to sell a DVD at the prices seen in the States. Its kinda like the different prices for the same textbooks, where they are much cheaper overseas. But, I thought I had read something that only recently had there been a deal to do that.

But, although they are cheaper, isn't there a tradeoff of having asian characters at the bottom of the screen that were intended to translate the scene for the asian audiences?

Quote:
What kind of DVD player do you have?

The Chinese cheapie ones will pretty much play anything since they have their region encoding removed. Weird rule of thumb is the better the player the more the problems. A lot of the better players (notably Pioneers from my own experience) you will be able to remove the region encoding, often just with some fancy remote controllin'.

I just bought the cheapest, made in China DVD player for around thirty dollars and I still had issuses with playing foreign DVDs where it played some scenes on a DVD and not other parts from the same DVD. Does this mean that I still have to remove the region encoding from the DVD player, and how would I do this?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Chat
Styleforum › Forums › General › General Chat › DVDs Manufactured for Asian Market - Kosher?