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Old Nov 19th 2005, 9:57 pm
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A friend of mine has asked me to bring home the Lost series on DVD. Question is will the DVD's work on UK DVD players?
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Originally Posted by LeedsGirl
A friend of mine has asked me to bring home the Lost series on DVD. Question is will the DVD's work on UK DVD players?
Not unless s/he has a multiregion player or s/he or you has the ability to copy the disk and break the region coding.
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Originally Posted by LeedsGirl
A friend of mine has asked me to bring home the Lost series on DVD. Question is will the DVD's work on UK DVD players?
Nope, not unless they have a multi-region DVD player, which you can buy in the UK. UK uses PAL format and the US uses NTSC format.
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Not unless s/he has a multiregion player or s/he or you has the ability to copy the disk and break the region coding.
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
Nope, not unless they have a multi-region DVD player, which you can buy in the UK. UK uses PAL format and the US uses NTSC format.
So basically she's SOL. Thank you.
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So basically she's SOL. Thank you.

Yes -- unless you know a local nerd. Really quite complicated to do it from scratch if you've not done it before on your computer -- er...allegedly!
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Yes -- unless you know a local nerd. Really quite complicated to do it from scratch if you've not done it before on your computer -- er...allegedly!
Guess I'll scratch that from her Christmas list .
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My sister has a multi region player, I don't think they're that expensive, depends how many non UK DVDs they're going to play, her ex brings the kids DVDs from Thailand (no...... )
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http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=338395

or you could take her a DVD player from here as a gift; multiregion one as discussed in the above thread... only 30$!! she would just need to address the plug/current issue
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Or you could lend her camcorder when you visit the UK, bring it back to the States, play the DVD on your television while taping it with your friends camcorder, mail the camcorder and tape back to your friend............ or wait until next time you go to the UK and return it in person, which will save on postage
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Or you could lend her camcorder when you visit the UK, bring it back to the States, play the DVD on your television while taping it with your friends camcorder, mail the camcorder and tape back to your friend............ or wait until next time you go to the UK and return it in person, which will save on postage
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Old Nov 20th 2005, 12:05 am
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get your mate to look over - http://www.videohelp.com/

or http://www.dvdcodes.net/ and if there player is in one of the sites and they can crack their player, sorted..if not, they'll have to get another dvd player, but there cheap enough, hmv had one for £20 a few weeks back that was regionless..
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Most dvd players in the uk are multiregion. buy it anyway and if she cant get it to work... give it to me! ha

or she can download shrinkdvd and rip a multiregion copy of the disc for free!
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