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Old 02-08-2009, 09:37 PM
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I just went purple, HD-DVD was region free, and I know BD's arent, yet people are still selling imports all over the place. Are these being sold for the people who haves players for those region codes, or is there a region free thing that I'm not privy too? I have a PS3 if that makes any difference. Is there a way to make BD players region free?

There has to be something I'm missing here.

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:44 PM
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Region coding is optional on blu-ray.

A good chunk of discs out there are region free (although extras may be unplayable - if they're encoded in the incompatible-with-US-equipment PAL format).

Pretty much all discs from Warner (at least so far), a lot of catalogs from most studios and many other films are region free and will play in your PS3 just fine.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:45 PM
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Some are region free and some are not. This site will tell you if they are region free or region locked. www.blurayregioncodes.com
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:53 PM
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region codes vary in blu ray, most discs are region free, but some studios namely fox region code there discs

go to blurayregioncodes.com to see which discs are region free
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I know this is off topic, but why do people called Blu-ray "purple"? Which part of a BD's case or logo is purple? Can't we just call it "Blu" because that's exactly what it is. Am I missing somthing? lol
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I know this is off topic, but why do people called Blu-ray "purple"? Which part of a BD's case or logo is purple? Can't we just call it "Blu" because that's exactly what it is. Am I missing somthing? lol
It's not that its HD DVD being Red and BD being Blu gets you to being Purple. It identifies those of us who are both HD DVD and BD collectors.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:24 PM
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Yes some import titles are region free and will play on any US stand alone or PS3 player. On the other hand some of the import titles are region locked and cannot be played unless u have a LG BH200 which is the only "all region" or "region free" player on the planet.

The LG BH200 uses a hack to play Region A, B, or C 's.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:34 PM
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I know this is off topic, but why do people called Blu-ray "purple"? Which part of a BD's case or logo is purple? Can't we just call it "Blu" because that's exactly what it is. Am I missing somthing? lol
Red+Blue=Purple

Those of us who are red are pure hd-dvd, those of use who are blue are pure blu-ray. Those of us whoa re purple collect both.

Purple up in here.

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Old 02-08-2009, 10:36 PM
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It's not that its HD DVD being Red and BD being Blu gets you to being Purple. It identifies those of us who are both HD DVD and BD collectors.
Ohhhh, I see. Thanks for clearing that up. lol never thought of looking it that way before.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:06 PM
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HD-DVD laser is red, Blu-Ray laser is, well, blue.
I think the wavelength of both formats is the same.
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