Well, I just made my first non-region-1 purchase...

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  1. Daniel Swartz

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    I picked up Buffy Seasons 3 and 4, Angel Seasons 1 and 2, The Final Countdown (I know, I know ... I just love this movie), and EWS: Uncut. Many thanks to EzyDVD.com.au. Hopefully, I'll get them by next weekend. It would be a very Buffy weekend...
     
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    My son, your first purchase was a wise one (tho frankly, I would have waited on Season 3, it's out in 3 months or so [​IMG])
    The Joss smiles upon you!
    Lama Lama Ding Dong!
     
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    Welcome to the muLti-region free zone,DANIEL!
    Where you will find releases that can be comparable to the U.S release...
    I am sure that you will have no problem with ASIAN NTSC R0 releases...i am wondering,are you using a multi-color system projector for your collection viewing?Most of the other members have problem playing PAL softwares in the STATES and CANADA.

    For your info,besides those TV series that you had mentioned,also lookout for R2 release of the WEST WINGS SERIES and C.S.I first season boxset.
    R4 recent release of BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY comes with DTS tracks!
     
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    Jeff: I couldn't wait 3 months! I've been dying for the last few weeks ever since I finished season 2. I figure I can watch Season 3 and sell it on eBay at break-even before it comes out for Region 1.

    Yang: I'm not quite sure what you mean by a "multi-color system projector". Currently, I am feeding an S-VIDEO (soon to be component) signal from my hacked JVC XV-FA95GD DVD player into a Quadscan Pro video scaler which is connected via an HD15 cable to an NEC LT150 projector. The JVC DVD player has the same NTSC->PAL chip as the Malata and the NEC LT150 is PAL compatible. I hope this helps. I've only watched 1 Region 2 DVD (animated) so far and it played flawlessly.
     
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    IF the projector is PAL compatible, make sure you let the player know you have a multisystem television so you get the full PAL resolution
     
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    I'm eternally happy that I have multi tv-system and multiregion capability. I couldn't imagine being forced to do with just one region. It's really nice, to have the freedom to buy whatever dvd you want anywhere in the world [​IMG]
     
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    Welcome to the club! I have only three non-region-1 DVDs sor far, but one of them is the uncut version of Eyes Wide Shut. It's one of my favorite discs.

    It just feels so good to be region-free. Knowing that I can buy any DVD from anywhere in the world and not have to worry about restrictions from the studios is a really comforting thought.
     
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    I'd also like to welcome you to the multi-region free club, Daniel. You made the right choice in picking a JVC multi-region DVD player. I'm really overjoyed with mine. EzyDVD seems to be a good company to do business with. Another R4 company I've dealt with is Atlantic DVD. The two main R2 companies that I've purchased from are BlackStar and Amazon UK. All of these companies have provided me with excellant service.
     
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    Thanks for the support guys. It seems like Region 4 discs are the same as Region 2 discs, except without some censorship (minor) and at much cheaper prices. I suppose the shipping time to the U.S. is a bit longer though...

    Can anyone recommend some reputable and inexpensive online retailers for French and Belgian titles?

    Thanks again!
     
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    Btw, are there any "must-have" Region 2 only discs? =)
     
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    Mainstream stuff?
    not really

    Battle Royale SE will be one in 2 weeks when it comes out
    Other than that, it really depends on personal taste
     
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    "All That Jazz"[​IMG], IMHO since heaven only knows when Fox will get around to putting it out in R1(Apparently some unspecified date in 2003).
     
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    Jean De Florette and Manon Of The Spring are available in terrific anamorphic transfers in R2. The US R1 releases are awful.
    Jeff
     
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    What's some good sites for Japanese discs? Also, any good review sites?
     
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    unless you're after anime, reviews of Japanese discs are hard to comeby
     
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