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DVD Region issues

 
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Graham Billion



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: DVD Region issues Reply with quote

Hi, I live in the UK and bought a DVD from Amazon UK recently. I played it once (over two sessions) on my laptop; then lent it to a friend of mine. He reported back to me that he couldn't play the DVD on his own laptop, due to 'region' issues. So upon receiving back the DVD, I tried playing it on
my laptop again. The result was that I received a dialogue box on the screen that stated: "This DVD has been fixed to Region 2. Only those discs that support this system can be placed". And that was pretty much it. If anyone can explain what has happened and whether anything can be done to rectify the problem, I'd be very appreciative.

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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disks and drives are normally set to a specific region (2 for UK and Eurpoe). If the disk and drive don't match up, then the disk will not play. Given that this disk did play and doesn't now, either suggests that this is not the same disk, or it has become damaged. If it is the later, it may be worth returning.
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