Lon Chaney Collection : RCE ?

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  1. Derek_McL

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    I'm quite interested in this collection of Chaney's lesser known films from Warner/TCM but I wonder of anyone here can confirm if it will have RCE ?
     
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    Is RCE the coding that prevents all-region players from playing the disc?
     
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    http://www.dvdtalk.com/rce.html

    Q: What is Regional Coding enhancement(RCE)?
    A: It's a digital enhancement added to some Warner Bros and Columbia DVDs to stop region 1 (R1) DVDs from playing on Region-free DVD players.

    Check out the link for more information

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    Oh, ok.

    I think WB only used it on The Perfect Storm.

    Warner doesn't even use copyguarding on a lot of their vintage titles.
     
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    They did put RCE on of all things the 1933 version of Little Women so until I can get confirmation from somewhere I sadly won't be buying the Chaney set.
     
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    Derek

    Does this mean that your dvdplayer won't play a RCE disc then ?

    Cheers

    Oscar
     
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    Oscar I do have a multi-region player but RCE as you saw on that website is an extra level of protection. Some players can handle RCE discs and there may be ways round it but I'm not willing to risk it. I've never bought a disc with RCE.

    I think the players where you can manually change the region are fine but those that work as region zero/all region machines display that silly map as shown on the dvd talk website. So I think Patrick got it just about right.

    The only thing I can think of doing is suggesting to playUSA.com to add the title to their website because they always display whether a disc is RCE or not. I just thought somebody might know for sure.
     

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