Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at
Fri Jun 11 23:31:35 BST 2010

On Saturday 12 June 2010, Mark Greenwood wrote:
> On Thursday 10 Jun 2010 20:07:16 Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> > Aren't there only like eight regions or so? We once got a
> > present of some DVDs from the US and we live in the EU, so we
> > pretty much only have region 2 DVDs. I'm the only one able to
> > view those things without having to be afraid that I won't be
> > able to view any of the others anymore... :-)
> > My dad actually bought a USB DVD drive for US DVDs...
> Do all DVD players come region-locked now? Maybe you're just
> buying from the wrong shops. When I bought mine (in the UK)
> everywhere I went said that they sell region-free players only.
> Maybe it's just the UK, but it seemed impossible to buy a
> region-locked DVD player from any self-respecting shop.
> This was 10 years ago mind you. Perhaps the evil cabal of
> lawerccounatnts are exterting more pressure these days.

DVD *drive*, not player...
I should probably add that that original one came with some Mac 
around it... :-P

Did your "region free" just mean that no region was pre-set or that 
they simply ignored any region information?


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