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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#51 Post by mygis » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:51 pm

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I have never b ought movies from outside the country, do they hold them for a while at the customs?
adilothman wrote:Only if you order porn, perhaps.
I don't know about porn, I never buy. I usually download for free from here :-# . :mrgreen:

.... anyway, jokes aside, it happened to me twice when shipments were held for inspection, once on books and the second on software ; it took an additional half day to be released.

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#52 Post by aceedburn » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:02 pm

jchoong wrote:Thanks for sharing. I just popped into the site and did a quick browse. Looks like this is a UK based outlet. Won't there be a problem with zone compatibility for BDs? Unless the BD is zone-free, otherwise if it zoned for Europe, we won't be able to play the BDs. In any case, looking at the new releases, their prices look high.
Yes, if it is coded for europe region, it won't be playable, but then again I've only bought DVDs and CDs from them and my DVD player plays all region discs! :)
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#53 Post by trajet2b » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:15 pm

jchoong wrote:Thanks for sharing. I just popped into the site and did a quick browse. Looks like this is a UK based outlet. Won't there be a problem with zone compatibility for BDs? Unless the BD is zone-free, otherwise if it zoned for Europe, we won't be able to play the BDs. In any case, looking at the new releases, their prices look high.
aceedburn wrote:Yes, if it is coded for europe region, it won't be playable, but then again I've only bought DVDs and CDs from them and my DVD player plays all region discs! :)
i thought we are talking about Blu-Ray Disc (BD) here. :-k :rofl:

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#54 Post by aceedburn » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:21 pm

Here is the region coding info for BD and DVD, for those in the dark.

Region 1 - USA, Canada and US territories
Region 2 - UK, Western Europe, Japan, South Africa, Middle East, Egypt
Region 3 - Southeast Asia, East Asia, Hong Kong
Region 4 - Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Central and South America
Region 5 - Former Soviet Union, India, Africa, North Korea
Region 6 - China
Region 7 - (reserved)
Region 8 - Special international venues (airlines, cruise ships)
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#55 Post by aceedburn » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:23 pm

trajet2b wrote:i thought we are talking about Blu-Ray Disc (BD) here. :-k :rofl:
hehe, yes bro trajet, just explaining a bit. :)
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#56 Post by trajet2b » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:52 pm

The Blu-ray Region Coding System
Blu-ray has 3 different regions, which are different to that of DVDs. While DVDs use region numbering, Blu-rays use region lettering - the letters A, B and C represent the 3 regions of Blu-ray.

Region A consists of North American, Central America, South America, East Asia (except for China) and South East Asia.

Region B is Europe, Africa, Middle East, New Zealand and Australia.

Region C is for everywhere else, but mainly China, Russian and India.

As with DVDs, you can find the region coding information on the back of the movie cover.


Note that not all Blu-ray movies are region coded. Movies from Warner Brothers, and upcoming releases from Paramount and Universal will most likely all be region-free. Disney and Sony's catalogue title releases are usually region-free as well, and only their new movie releases are region coded.

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#57 Post by jchoong » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:16 pm

Bro Trajet is correct about the BDs regional coding. My Blu Ray play can only play Region A BD, but for DVDs it can play all Zones. So, buying BDs from USA is logical.

BTW, just read that Dark Knight won all the awards that it was nominated for. Can't wait for my copy to arrive!

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#58 Post by aceedburn » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:18 pm

trajet2b wrote:The Blu-ray Region Coding System
Blu-ray has 3 different regions, which are different to that of DVDs. While DVDs use region numbering, Blu-rays use region lettering - the letters A, B and C represent the 3 regions of Blu-ray.

Region A consists of North American, Central America, South America, East Asia (except for China) and South East Asia.

Region B is Europe, Africa, Middle East, New Zealand and Australia.

Region C is for everywhere else, but mainly China, Russian and India.

As with DVDs, you can find the region coding information on the back of the movie cover.


Note that not all Blu-ray movies are region coded. Movies from Warner Brothers, and upcoming releases from Paramount and Universal will most likely all be region-free. Disney and Sony's catalogue title releases are usually region-free as well, and only their new movie releases are region coded.
oops... :oops: thanx for clearing it up bro trajet!
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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#59 Post by Buzz71 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:28 pm

I have been eying the PS3 for a long time as i am a die hard GT fan, now plus God of War is coming out i think it is about time to get one :thumbsup: . I was contemplating getting one set during the last IT show in Singapore but was out off by the myriad versions that are out there, anyway the prices wasn't that attractive.

Today i just visited Paris Silk (they sell electronics not clothes :wink: ) in transit road and they quoted me a price of $605 and for guaranteed local set that can be registered with Sony. Now $605 might not be the cheapest i have found but guess what, it is the 160 GB version! :mrgreen:

So just sharing a lobang.

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Re: Blu-ray's Fuzzy Future

#60 Post by lost4ever » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:53 pm

That's pretty cheap, Buzz71. Over at Seow Choon they are selling the 160Gb version for S$719 with 2 free games. I've not encountered any shop that sold the PS3 without insisting on selling it with the games, so Paris Silk is certainly undercutting somewhat.
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