Will I be able to play a Canadian R1 disc?

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  1. Brian_Linnen

    Brian_Linnen Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi folks!

    Just wondering if anyone can answer this question for me.

    I want to order a DVD from Canadian Amazon which is a Region 1 disc. It doesn't say anything about NTSC v.s. PAL on the technical specs, so I'm not sure if it will play on my North American TV/DVD set up.

    Does anyone here know about this and if so, would you please enlighten me? I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. DavidBL

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    Canadian discs are R1 NTSC, just like the USA. It will play fine.
     
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    "I want to order a DVD from Canadian Amazon which is a Region 1 disc. It doesn't say anything about NTSC v.s. PAL on the technical specs, so I'm not sure if it will play on my North American TV/DVD set up."

    I think you just answered your own question. [​IMG]

    Yes, they'll play fine. Enjoy.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Brian_Linnen

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    Hey - you're right! I did answer my own question! D'uh!!

    Thanks for the info guys! I really appreciate it!
     
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    Is there a Canadian website with DVD reviews or comparisons between the Canadian and US releases of DVDs? I'm in Calgary for the next 6 months and want to pick up some DVDs while I'm here, particularly to finish my DS9 collection.
     
  6. Tom Tsai

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    ^ they're usually identical in content. The only difference is that sometimes the packaging may contain both English and French.

    Occasionally, different studios will have the distribution rights in US vs Canada. In such situations, a search at www.dvd-basen.dk will usually (but not always) bring up reviews of different versions of the same film. You can then make your comparison there.

    But more often than not, they're the same. I believe the DS9 sets are identical.
     
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    Do you know that the canadian edition of TRAINSPOTTING is LONGER than the american one? And includes deleted scenes and some other extras?
     
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    I believe that's the old Seville you're talking about. Seville has greatly improved since and now releases excellent dvds IMO.
     

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