I was at lunch today and asked my friends "Why don't American's have British accents in their speach?" They were dumbfounded and began to wonder themselves so I turn to Ask MetaFilter to find the answer.
posted by usermac
on Jun 6, 2013 -
Watching European and US DVDs on a macbook pro: To avoid the region problems, can you keep your internal drive set to region 2 and use an external drive for region 1 DVDs? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs
on Oct 5, 2012 -
Ms. Gogomickey just found out her birth father is from the Basque region of Spain. Any suggestions how to start a search given the extreme language barrier? She has a name and other specific information.
posted by gogomickey
on Nov 29, 2011 -
In the last few days I've received this message when trying to watch local content on CBC or Radio Canada: "The requested video cannot be displayed in your region". Perplexed because I am actually in Canada. Has my IP address been compromised? Is there a somewhat easy not too techy fix out there.
posted by jdcasey
on Oct 1, 2011 -
Is there a web site that posts regular, radiation level readings by city and/or region throughout the U.S.?
posted by tangyraspberry
on Mar 29, 2011 -
Do people that play pick up basketball in your area do shirts and skins(i.e. one team plays with shirts off, one keeps their shirts on)? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv
on Feb 18, 2011 -
So a segment I filmed ('Robin Hood's Nottingham')
for Australian TV's Channel 9 'Getaway' show has just aired and I'd love to see the result - but as I'm in the UK I can't watch the online video at the show's site and it hasn't shown up on YouTube (or as a torrent) so is there any simple way I can get to see (or better still download) it? Many thanks!
posted by timpollard
on Jul 2, 2010 -
Help me find a (US market) Blu-Ray player that can be converted to play dvds from any region. [more inside]
posted by digividal
on Dec 2, 2009 -
Does anyone know if the "Public Beaches" at Lake Winnisquam and Opechee are actually public or are they only open to residents? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse
on Aug 1, 2009 -
I'm in the US, and I would like to buy a DVD that I'm pretty sure is only available in UK (Region 2) format. I don't really care about playing it in my home DVD player – what I'm more interested in is getting it on my iPod. I have a Dell Inspiron e1505, circa March 2006, with Handbrake installed. Here's what I'd like to know: [more inside]
posted by brandman
on Jul 29, 2009 -
"this dvd for non-modified region 1 players only". Being a techno-dunce, I've recently found out that my macbook won't play these types of restricted dvds. Is there a way to determine in advance which dvds are and are not restricted in this way? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long
on May 12, 2009 -
I would like to rent a house on Lake Winnisquam in NH but can't find anything. Its driving me crazy! I'd prefer not to go to Winnipesaukee but I will if I have to. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse
on Jan 7, 2009 -
I'd like to legally buy DVDs of a British television series. Unfortunately, they're only available as Region 2 discs and are encoded (I think) as PAL. Is there a convenient way to play them on my new iMac and OS X 10.5.5?
There have been a few questions along these lines, but no definitive answers as yet. I'm hoping that there's been some software innovation since those last posts that someone can point me to.
posted by aladfar
on Nov 14, 2008 -
Looking for a region-free (or region-free-able) DVD player with upconvert for $100 US. I'd also just like to go to Best Buy or wherever (in the US) and pick it up this weekend. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool
on Sep 20, 2008 -
What's the easiest way of generating a map similar to this
? I have several state-level data series I want to display on maps of India. [more inside]
posted by matthewr
on Mar 23, 2008 -
I'm in the UK. I need to play R1 and R2 DVDs on my laptop - can it be as easy as buying a £15 external DVD drive and setting that R1? [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Nov 27, 2007 -
is it possible to play region 1 DVDs on a region 2 macbook without changing the drive setting? I can play them using VLC player on my PC but the mac just ejects the disc if I don't change the drive setting to region 1. Is there any way around this or will I have to keep my old PC around to play all my American DVDs?
posted by Andy Harwood
on Oct 20, 2007 -
I'd like to get an XBox360. I live in Japan, but I'm not really interested in playing Japanese XBox360 games. The two options are buying a US XBox360 and importing US region games, or buying a Japanese XBox360 and importing Asia region games (unlike Japanese region games, almost always in English). Since I'd be playing English language games either way, and importing either way, the deciding factor, then, is XBox Live US Marketplace access. [more inside]
posted by Bugbread
on Oct 6, 2007 -
I've had it with my Sony Vaio! Is it possible to unlock the DVD drive so that it will play any region? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Jun 10, 2007 -
Hi, I am working in Australia for the next month, before going home to the UK, and then most likely moving out to Australia again in a few months for good. I would like to buy a Wii and get going on Zelda, but am struggling to find out if it will work back in the UK and with UK games.
So far I know that:
1) Australia runs on similar voltage to UK, so no issues there
2) Australia and the UK are both PAL, so no issues there
No-one over here seems to know anything about this - are the two countries in different 'Wii regions' (they are different for DVDs).
posted by csg77
on Dec 5, 2006 -
We've made a last minute decision to head to Florida over Christmas break. We'd like to stay somewhere in the panhandle region since it would be a fairly short drive for us (currently living in Alabama). Any recommendations for a particular beach/city? We'd like a place that's laid back, family oriented, and has nice clean sandy beaches to walk on and pick up shells. None of us cares for night life or shopping, but a good running/bike trail would be a plus.
posted by notcomputersavvy06
on Nov 27, 2006 -
I have a Sony DVP-NS975 dvd player. I just purchased a DVD (Front 242 "Catch the Men") which lists its region settings as 0 (will play worldwide). The DVD player comes up with an error stating that I'm trying to play an out of region DVD and will not play the disc. The disc works fine in my computer and I have other Region 0 discs that this Sony machine plays just fine. Who do I contact, the DVD seller or Sony?
posted by sharksandwich
on Dec 1, 2005 -
Is there a difference between US and European playstation games? I want to get games for my nephew and brother-in-law who live in Moscow but my sister says that games bought here (the US) will not play there. I have googled and asked at a bunch of stores and have gotten many different answers. Has anyone here had any experiences with this? [more inside]
posted by GrumpyMonkey
on Dec 1, 2004 -
How to find a DVD that will be playable on a region-free player if it's only been released in Russia? [This is the root menu; there is more inside] [more inside]
posted by amandaudoff
on May 12, 2004 -
DVD question: I bought a European release of Frasier, season 1 - complete with subtitles etc. - but it seems like I'll have to buy seasons 2 -10 in the region 1 version.
Region compatibility is not an issue, but I wonder if "closed captioned" means that a DVD is subtitled, meaning: will I be able to get to those subtitles here in Europe, or do I need one of those hearing impaired set top boxes I've heard about (they seem to exist in UK and USA, maybe Canada as well)?
posted by NekulturnY
on Apr 16, 2004 -