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Is hooking up a multi region player as easy as i think?

I'm wanting to get a multi-region player and the one i found is in the UK while i'm in the US. I know i'll at least need an adapter for the voltage but is it as easy as just plugging it up? Do i need to mess with setting on my tv too, or does NTSC/PAL not matter with lcd hdtvs anymore?
posted by earthquakeglue on Sep 7, 2016 - 4 answers

Advice regarding Marnay-sur-Seine, France and the surrounding region?

I will be attending an artist residency in Marnay-sur-Seine, France from late May through the end of June. I'd love any advice on the town, nearby places I should visit, things I should be aware of, etc. Some of my high priority travel interests include botanic gardens, zoos, aquariums, other plant and animal-related destinations, art, thrift shops, and vegetarian restaurants. [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla on May 8, 2016 - 2 answers

Is it impossible to make a region 2 DVD work on my home DVD player?

I bought a couple of concert DVDs from Japan but they won't play on my TV's DVD player (I'm in the US). For the first one that arrived a month ago, I got a trial of AnyDVD and figured out a way to remove the region and make an ISO, then burn back to a DVD. But AnyDVD seems to have gone away and my trial has expired. [more inside]
posted by freecellwizard on Apr 10, 2016 - 14 answers

Do burned DVDs work cross region?

Will a DVD burned with Windows DVD Maker on my PC in the US work in DVD players in the EU? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Apr 23, 2014 - 5 answers

NH Specific Question: What to do in Barnstead with a dog?

Spending a day in Barnstead NH with my dog. What can we do for fun? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Jun 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Americans do not have a British accent. Why?

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 - 34 answers

DVD region switching workaround for macbook

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 - 5 answers

This is the headline. God, I wish it weren't.

How can I rip a Region 2+4, 4:3 DVD into a format that'll play on my Apple TV? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on May 29, 2012 - 8 answers

How to find a Birth parent in the Basque Region of Spain?

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 - 9 answers

Requested video cannot be displayed in your region

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 - 6 answers

How do I know what the radiation level is where I live?

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 - 5 answers

Shirts vs Skins

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 - 17 answers

Help me find Robin Hood!

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 - 12 answers

Help me find a region free blu ray player.

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 - 18 answers

Life in a Northern Town? Tell Me about Calais ME. and the surround areas...

Can anyone fill me in on Calais, Maine (or the surrounding towns)? [more inside]
posted by MeetCleaverTheatre on Aug 6, 2009 - 22 answers

Are NH lakes public beaches open to ALL?

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 - 1 answer

PCs, DVDs, Regions, Need Help!

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 - 6 answers

how to watch hulu in europe?

HULU voodoo... American but not in the US. [more inside]
posted by thedoctorpants on Jun 19, 2009 - 11 answers

How to tell if DVD will play in my macbook?

"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 - 14 answers

Do you have a house to rent on Lake Winnisquam???

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 - 5 answers

Region 2 Playback on a Region 1 iMac

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. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Nov 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Upscaling DVD player that's region-hackable?

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 - 11 answers

Can I play old US Xbox games on a Japanese 360?

Can I play old US Xbox games on my Japanese 360 using the backwards compatibility function? [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine on Jun 15, 2008 - 1 answer

Generating shaded maps of India with state-level data series.

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 - 6 answers

How can you check what a DVD's region code is set to?

How can you check what a DVD's region code is set to? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Jan 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Changing your nationality for Google

How do I change my region settings in Google? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Dec 1, 2007 - 15 answers

R1 and R2 DVD's on one laptop

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 - 10 answers

Playing region 1 DVDs on a region 2 mac

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 - 20 answers

Questions about XBox360 Marketplace access from outside the US.

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 - 6 answers

Free My DVD

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 - 10 answers

Will an Australian Wii work in the UK and with UK games?

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). Thanks Chris
posted by csg77 on Dec 5, 2006 - 8 answers

Recommendations for beaches in the Florida panhandle region over Christmas break

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 - 11 answers

Region 0 DVD won't play

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 - 12 answers

US Playstation games USSR

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 - 6 answers

Will a DVD released in Russia play on a region-free player?

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 - 7 answers

Closed captioning vs subtitling while using DVDs from different regions

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 - 5 answers

Region Encoding

Determining the region/format encoding of a DVD with OSX? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Mar 24, 2004 - 10 answers

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