Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

Let's talk about how easy it is play DVDs from anywhere in the world

Discuss anything about the Transformers cartoons and comics! You can discuss anything from G1 to Cybertron as well as the comics from Marvel, Dreamwave, IDW and more!

Moderators: Supreme Convoy, robofreak

Postby Noisemaze » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:37 pm

Okay, now all I need to know is where can I buy the dvd's? Who sells them? Where can I buy the UK RID set that I've heard so much about?
Noisemaze
Fuzor
Posts: 225
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:29 pm

Postby ZoneDaiatlas » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:41 pm

Motto: ""Conquest is made of the ashes of one's enemies.""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Seibertron wrote:For those of you with laptops or PCs that you want to be regionless, it's fairly easy to make your DVD player on your computer region free as well. Of course, that might depend on the DVD player that came with your system, but I was able to get mine on my Dell laptop to become region free fairly easy.

The best solution is downloading "VLC Media Player" and it will play any region on your computer...
User avatar
ZoneDaiatlas
Vehicon
Posts: 329
News Credits: 8
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:29 pm
Location: Valparaiso, IN USA
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: Infinity
Endurance: Infinity
Rank: Infinity
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: Infinity

Postby Seibertron » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:41 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
shortround wrote:Hey ryan can put of link to the headmasters dvds on madman site I couldn't find them I'm thinking about buying them and trying your trick.


Headmasters will be available in November from Madman. You can buy Metrodome's version from Amazon.co.uk at the following link:

Headmasters: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Ta ... 557&sr=8-1

Amazon.co.uk will deliver to the U.S.

Masteforce: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Ta ... 557&sr=8-1

Victory: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Ta ... 557&sr=8-1
Image

Current Want List: Beast Wars Returns Strika, Sixknight (stickers or replacement), Browning, Dai Atlas, Guard City, Battle Gaia, Marlboro Wheeljack, and more!
User avatar
Seibertron
Site Owner
Posts: 22896
News Credits: 682
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 5:17 pm
Location: Chicago
Watch Seibertron on YouTube
Buy from Seibertron on eBay
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 9
Rank: 10+
Courage: 8
Firepower: 5
Skill: 10+

Postby Noisemaze » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:42 pm

And what about Beast Wars II & Beast Wars NEO?
Noisemaze
Fuzor
Posts: 225
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:29 pm

Postby Seibertron » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:43 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
ZoneDaiatlas wrote:
Seibertron wrote:For those of you with laptops or PCs that you want to be regionless, it's fairly easy to make your DVD player on your computer region free as well. Of course, that might depend on the DVD player that came with your system, but I was able to get mine on my Dell laptop to become region free fairly easy.

The best solution is downloading "VLC Media Player" and it will play any region on your computer...


I disagree. The best solution is just to make your player region free, which mine is, then you can use Windows Media Player or whatever other program you normally use to watch DVDs on your computer.
Image

Current Want List: Beast Wars Returns Strika, Sixknight (stickers or replacement), Browning, Dai Atlas, Guard City, Battle Gaia, Marlboro Wheeljack, and more!
User avatar
Seibertron
Site Owner
Posts: 22896
News Credits: 682
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 5:17 pm
Location: Chicago
Watch Seibertron on YouTube
Buy from Seibertron on eBay
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 9
Rank: 10+
Courage: 8
Firepower: 5
Skill: 10+

Postby Elita One » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:43 pm

Motto: "I will chop your head off!- Axe Cop"
Weapon: Armor Axe
Gees Im sick and tired of reading that Yanks don't like the idea of importing dvds and the whole multi region players thing as a forgien concept. The rest of us have done it for yonks and don't bitch. You can't have everything you want.
DISCLAIMER: The above post is not meant to offend, if you feel insulted by it then use the pm button to discuss it with me.
http://www.fuckyeahjeffreycombs.tumblr.com
User avatar
Elita One
Pretender
Posts: 716
News Credits: 1
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2004 5:07 am
Location: Australia
Watch Elita One on YouTube
Buy from Elita One on eBay

Re: Let's talk about how easy it is play DVDs from anywhere in the world

Postby ZoneDaiatlas » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:46 pm

Motto: ""Conquest is made of the ashes of one's enemies.""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Azrael Prime wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I can even download videos from the Internet, burn them directly to a DVD-R as their native format (i.e. AVI, MPEG, etc) and watch the actual raw videos on my home TV without ever havign to convert the video to a DVD format.


Anything special that needs to be done to said DVD-R?

I think what Ryan is talking about is that his DVD player can play DIVX straight from a CD or DVD, so you don't need Nero to convert and burn into a DVD format... I use Nero to convert to a DVD format my Transformer's Victory and plays fine on the PS2 or my HDMI Phillips DVD player...
User avatar
ZoneDaiatlas
Vehicon
Posts: 329
News Credits: 8
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:29 pm
Location: Valparaiso, IN USA
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: Infinity
Endurance: Infinity
Rank: Infinity
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: Infinity

Re: Let's talk about how easy it is play DVDs from anywhere in the world

Postby Seibertron » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:14 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
ZoneDaiatlas wrote:
Azrael Prime wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I can even download videos from the Internet, burn them directly to a DVD-R as their native format (i.e. AVI, MPEG, etc) and watch the actual raw videos on my home TV without ever havign to convert the video to a DVD format.


Anything special that needs to be done to said DVD-R?

I think what Ryan is talking about is that his DVD player can play DIVX straight from a CD or DVD, so you don't need Nero to convert and burn into a DVD format... I use Nero to convert to a DVD format my Transformer's Victory and plays fine on the PS2 or my HDMI Phillips DVD player...



Yes, that's what I'm saving. I burn the media files to a DVD-R, just like you would if you were making a backup of files on your computer. I pop the disk into my DVD player and it will play the files on the DVD. I don't have to do anything special at all with the files and they don't have to be DIVX format either.
Image

Current Want List: Beast Wars Returns Strika, Sixknight (stickers or replacement), Browning, Dai Atlas, Guard City, Battle Gaia, Marlboro Wheeljack, and more!
User avatar
Seibertron
Site Owner
Posts: 22896
News Credits: 682
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 5:17 pm
Location: Chicago
Watch Seibertron on YouTube
Buy from Seibertron on eBay
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 9
Rank: 10+
Courage: 8
Firepower: 5
Skill: 10+

Postby Hotrod » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:54 pm

Elita One wrote:Gees Im sick and tired of reading that Yanks don't like the idea of importing dvds and the whole multi region players thing as a forgien concept. The rest of us have done it for yonks and don't bitch. You can't have everything you want.


I don't see that anywhere in this thread.
Hotrod
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 8940
News Credits: 37
Joined: Fri May 02, 2003 4:12 pm

Postby PrimulArchangel » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:55 pm

COBY makes a region free dvd player that is sold at CVS for 30$ and it plays VCDS which was a first for me cause i could never find a player that would play my VCDS lol.. And aren't all dvd players in computers region free as well ?
Check Out My Site , www.PrimulArchangelboxes.com for cool custom WST boxes and some full size G1 repro boxes and more :)
PrimulArchangel
Targetmaster
Posts: 691
News Credits: 2
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:16 am

Postby Seibertron » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:03 am

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
PrimulArchangel wrote:COBY makes a region free dvd player that is sold at CVS for 30$ and it plays VCDS which was a first for me cause i could never find a player that would play my VCDS lol.. And aren't all dvd players in computers region free as well ?


No, they are definitely not. You can switch the region of your computer a few times. But after 5 times on Windows XP, you can't switch back any more.

I'm also not talking about players that play VCDs (though mine will do that as well). We're talking about players that will actually play DVDs from other countries.
Image

Current Want List: Beast Wars Returns Strika, Sixknight (stickers or replacement), Browning, Dai Atlas, Guard City, Battle Gaia, Marlboro Wheeljack, and more!
User avatar
Seibertron
Site Owner
Posts: 22896
News Credits: 682
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 5:17 pm
Location: Chicago
Watch Seibertron on YouTube
Buy from Seibertron on eBay
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 9
Rank: 10+
Courage: 8
Firepower: 5
Skill: 10+

Entire Series Boxed Set

Postby chcoppoc » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:29 am

Here is a link to the entire G1 series plus the movie boxed set. It is the Chinese distribution but I have watched every episode perfectly on my Wal-Mart $25 Magnavox DVD player. The one downside is that by default the audio is not in english so you must select English on your DVD remote, but it works fine after that. Very affordable too!

http://www.amazon.com/TRANSFORMERS-Gene ... 028&sr=8-1

Not sure if anyone else mentioned that.
chcoppoc
Micromaster
Posts: 77
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2004 2:00 pm

Postby Exdominus » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:39 am

Weapon: Light-Saber Sword
there a way to do this with a xbox 1?
HMW: Once Again Proving How Many People Have NO LIFE
Exdominus
Combiner
Posts: 409
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2003 4:23 pm
Location: Rex Sox Nation
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: Infinity
Endurance: Infinity
Rank: Infinity
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: Infinity

Postby Xion » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:24 am

As all i know in Luxembourg it's legal to sell Multyregional DVD player I got mine in a HiFi from Pioneer and I will wait also when we get Multyregional Bluray player and when they are much cheaper.
I know that it's illegal in Germany and in Belgium so I just say viva Luxembourg. 8)
Xion
Transmetal Warrior
Posts: 846
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:49 pm

Postby Black Bumblebee » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:39 am

Hmmm... looks like I'll have to get a new DVD player... my cheapy Magnavox MDS115 doesn't seem to have a hack :(

I'm happy with the TF eps I've got... but I would like to get some of the UK Doctor Who DVDs to work :-)
Visit http://www.youtube.com/user/Pepsimus to see the latest episodes of The War Within animated, adapted from the comic of the same name. Episodes 1 & 2 complete!
User avatar
Black Bumblebee
Combiner
Posts: 490
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:06 pm
Buy from Black Bumblebee on eBay

Postby Iron Prime » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:18 am

Weapon: Energo-Sword
Awesome! Thanks for posting!
*Formerly Snarlus Prime
Image
Wii: 0356 8040 1907 2746
SSBB: 2492-3827-0859(FC), MarioKart: 1246-9128-0555(FC)

sto_vo_kor_2000 wrote:You are honorable enough to join the house of STO :grin:

Let us pick up arms and join the battle :twisted:
Iron Prime
Godmaster
Posts: 1915
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:23 am
Location: Minnesota, U.S.A
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 8
Rank: 10
Courage: 8
Firepower: 5
Skill: 10

RCE

Postby shoelessrm » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:26 am

Can anyone shed some light on the RCE (Regional Code Enhancing) which is a new system developed by the MPAA which prevents consumers with region free DVD players from watching Region 1 DVDs and does this affect the Philips DVP642 DivX-Certified Progressive-Scan DVD Player?
shoelessrm
Mini-Con
Posts: 32
News Credits: 1
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:35 pm

Postby Optimist_Prime » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:33 am

Isn't this DVD player a Region Free player and will play PAL region 4 DVDs
Image

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - G. Stanley Hall, Unsourced variant
User avatar
Optimist_Prime
Pretender
Posts: 754
News Credits: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:08 pm
Location: The town you drove through, NH

Postby ZoneDaiatlas » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:52 am

Motto: ""Conquest is made of the ashes of one's enemies.""
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Rex Necros wrote:there a way to do this with a xbox 1?

On the Xbox if you have a "Gameshark" and load the gameshark on the Xbox. There is an option where you can change the region code settings to watch any region movies without actually changing the settings on your hardware. You can also watch DVD+-R or DVD DL +- movies on the Xbox if you using software like Nero or DVD shrink...
User avatar
ZoneDaiatlas
Vehicon
Posts: 329
News Credits: 8
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2003 10:29 pm
Location: Valparaiso, IN USA
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: Infinity
Endurance: Infinity
Rank: Infinity
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: Infinity

Postby Gutter Bunny » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:39 am

ZoneDaiatlas wrote:
Rex Necros wrote:there a way to do this with a xbox 1?

On the Xbox if you have a "Gameshark" and load the gameshark on the Xbox. There is an option where you can change the region code settings to watch any region movies without actually changing the settings on your hardware. You can also watch DVD+-R or DVD DL +- movies on the Xbox if you using software like Nero or DVD shrink...


this also works on the ps2, although they may require specific versions of the "hack" program. Dunno, its been a long time since i've had to watch a dvd froma different region
Image
User avatar
Gutter Bunny
Brainmaster
Posts: 1400
Joined: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:56 am
Location: The last place you look...

Postby microclone » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:44 pm

you can get reasonably priced players that play any disc and will convert the signal to NTSC if the disc is PAL (for those in the USA). also multi voltage so if you do move oversea you can take it with you.

eg the yamaha dvd S657s, I think technically its made for region 3 but will play anything. They are about $200 but the picture and audio are better than a $40 player. AS far as i know this model and others come like this from the factories, no hack needed. remember though you need to buy the import not the domestic version (that i assume doesnt play everything)
Last edited by microclone on Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
microclone
Headmaster Jr
Posts: 565
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:11 am

Postby Liege Evilmus » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:56 pm

This is an awesome PSA!

The more you know and all!

Also, on average All region DVD players with PAL are often cheaper than non-coded DVD players. Go Figure!

So go buy on, get on ebay and see that you can get an actual factory import of just about any anime for pennies on the dollar compared to US retail!
Image

My Collection, updated 4/21(sorta)... viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35550&p=627727#p627727
Liege Evilmus
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6738
News Credits: 9
Joined: Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:45 am

Postby Liege Evilmus » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:00 pm

Seibertron wrote:Cyberhomes are very notorious for being easy to hack so they can be region free. I've heard questionable things are the quality of Cyberhome DVD players so I don't recommend them though I do have a lot of friends that have them. It's mostly been online reviews that I've read about the shady quality of Cyberhomes. However, my friends all seem to say that the Cyberhomes work just fine.


I have a CyberHome(I got it for the name, it was to close not to), and I gotta say it beats the hell out of both my Magnavox and Sony palyers. It did so well, that I gave my brother my Sony player and just tossed out my Magnavox, and got 3 more.

On sale, these average $24.99, cheaper than most bots, and easier to exchange if it does turn sour!
Image

My Collection, updated 4/21(sorta)... viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35550&p=627727#p627727
Liege Evilmus
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6738
News Credits: 9
Joined: Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:45 am

Postby Bouncy X » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:39 pm

hey...that phillips is the exact player model i have, for both of em...who knew it could do this....lol
User avatar
Bouncy X
Pretender
Posts: 723
Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:49 pm

Postby Heavy B » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:54 pm

Motto: "The best weapon isn't one you never have to fire, It's the one you only have to fire once."
Weapon: Gattling Gun
im confused. but i'll give it a try. does "headmasters" come in english dub?
Image
Psycho Warrior wrote: Heavy B, the man who can open armor plating with his bare ass. To fight a bear no less.
User avatar
Heavy B
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5111
News Credits: 1
Joined: Thu May 01, 2003 3:03 pm
Location: Anywhere I roam, Where I lay my head is home. Carved upon my stone, My body lie, but still I roam.
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 5
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10
Rank: 7
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: 9
Skill: 5

Next

Return to Transformers Cartoons and Comics Forum

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #90 - Dark Scorponok
Twincast / Podcast #90:
"Dark Scorponok"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, April 7th, 2014