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Techy Question

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:45 am

I've probably asked this before, but what the heck.

Can you play Region 1 DVDs on a laptop, or does it have to be re-jiggered/coded like DVD players do?
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Re: Techy Question

Postby pip » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:03 am

You can change the region on a laptop a certain number of times but it can only be one region at a time . Not worth changing it to Region 1 for one dvd to be honest
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Re: Techy Question

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:19 am

I agree with Pip. I have occasionally found a DVD in a charity shop only to find, when I try to play it, it's Region 1. Possibly people buying DVDs in America on their holidays only to find they don't work when they get back.

But as I travel to the US and as Sharlene has a multi-region DVD player, it's not a problem. :mrgreen:
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Re: Techy Question

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:26 am

Thanks guys.

I'm just a tad annoyed that a US show that I think I might like (The Glades) is only available on Region 1 at the moment.
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Re: Techy Question

Postby pip » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:31 am

While you can't play it on the laptop you can still rip it and convert to AVI files :D
FairUse (free download) software would do it and it would be a way around it if you're impatient :D Or get a multi region DVD player(most are these days) and watch it on telly instead of the laptop :D
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Re: Techy Question

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:20 am

But that would involve climbing up on a chair, and trying to extract the broken DVD player from the TV and from underneath the PVR that sits on it!!
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Re: Techy Question

Postby pip » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:21 am

Lazy sod :lol:
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Re: Techy Question

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:23 am

Not so much that, as I'm not a fan of heights (even a chair) and it requires turning a very heavy (one of the old, square box type, TV round to get at the cabling. Then pulling the DVD player out from under the PVR without dropping the PVR!
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Re: Techy Question

Postby pip » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:24 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Not so much that, as I'm not a fan of heights (even a chair) and it requires turning a very heavy (one of the old, square box type, TV round to get at the cabling. Then pulling the DVD player out from under the PVR without dropping the PVR!

Capture a young man to help :D
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Re: Techy Question

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:05 pm

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Re: Techy Question

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:16 pm

What's a PVR? :think:
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Re: Techy Question

Postby pip » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:38 pm

Its a personal video recorder . You record stuff on the telly in a digital format :D
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Re: Techy Question

Postby Dotsie » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:13 pm

Tonyblack wrote:What's a PVR? :think:

Is that you just pretending you don't know stuff again? Well this one's not mucky, so the joke's on you! :P
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Re: Techy Question

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:31 pm

Dotsie wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:What's a PVR? :think:

Is that you just pretending you don't know stuff again? Well this one's not mucky, so the joke's on you! :P

No, in this case I genuinely didn't know what it was. :oops:
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Re: Techy Question

Postby pip » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:38 pm

Can't blame a guy with no TV :D
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