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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Daniel-M

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Posted April 29 2006 - 03:06 AM

As far as i know nothing has been announced regarding regional coding on either Blu-Ray or HD-DVD. Does anyone know how this works

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted April 29 2006 - 02:20 PM

I've heard conflicting things, that HD-DVD has no region coding, and also that it there is region coding but that it has much bigger regions. FWIW, the HD-A1 manual does not mention region coding at all, a point about which the 1st generation DVD players were all very clear on.

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted April 29 2006 - 03:10 PM

So does this mean that the players are "region free" or just that the software currently available is "region 0"?
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   StephenC

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Posted April 29 2006 - 05:35 PM

But this does not apply to SD DVDs, correct?

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted May 01 2006 - 01:37 AM

Right, SD DVDs are still region coded and the HD-A1 is coded R1. BD players presumably will work the same way, since they're still both subject to the DVD Forum rules as far as how they handle SD DVD.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted May 02 2006 - 06:01 AM

instead of 7 or 8 regions for SD-DVD, HD discs will have 3 regions. and yesh, it's still here kids =(.