new region protection??

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  1. stewart borland

    stewart borland Stunt Coordinator

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    About half of my total (now 105!) DVD's are Region 1 and my Toshiba (chipped) has never had a problem with any of them.
    I received my copy of America's Sweethearts today, from Lasers Edge, and it just locks on a map of the world and says there is nothing wrong with this Recion 1 disc and I should buy the correct disc for my region! [​IMG]
    Has anyone come across this before? I'm not sure Laser will want to take this back - and even worse should I risk oredering any more?[​IMG]
     
  2. Ken Seeber

    Ken Seeber Supporting Actor

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    It sounds like good old Region Code Enhancement (RCE) which has been around for about a year I think. If your player is all-region, you've got a problem. If you can manually set it to Region 1, you might be able to work around this.
     
  3. Adam Barratt

    Adam Barratt Cinematographer

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    Columbia TriStar have been using a system called RCE (Regional Code Enhancement) on some of their discs for some time now. No other studios have adopted this system (yet).
    A complete list of titles affected can be found here. If your player's regional setting can be set to Region 1, this won't be a problem. If it's a 'zone free' player (ie Region 0) then you will not be able to play these discs without a further modification or some sort of workaround.
    Adam
     
  4. stewart borland

    stewart borland Stunt Coordinator

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    I just love this forum - problem solvedd with that link you sent me! Thanks again, I'm away to watch it now [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Roger Mathus

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    It appears that since RCE was introduced that modifications for region 0 have been devised that play these CTS discs without region selection. Latest Region 0 players available in Tokyo have no problem with the RCE discs.
     

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