if i bring my DVD players over with me will they work ok. I know that the DVDs over there are a different region to UK but if i also bring region 2 DVD's with me (all the kids films) will they work. Isn't it the DVD player that is restricted?
Also what about bringing my DVD recorder or do they have something similar to Sky+
Your DVD player will obviously play the ones you've got so far. It should say on the box or in the instructions whether it's a multi-region player or not. You can get single-region players altered, but it may invalidate any warranty & unless it's a quality home-theatre player is probably not worth the money.
My recommendation would be to bring it with you. It will tide you over at least for the time being, and if it's not multi-region you can buy a new one out here (they're really not expensive now) & relegate that one to the kids' room, you bedroom or whatever.
Another reason to bring it - there's starting to be a bit of a tussle between Blu-Ray & DVD. I don't think anyone knows yet which way it will go, but you wouldn't want to be investing in today's equivalent of a Betamax, would you!
Whichever, don't forget to bring lots of gang-plugs with you. You don't want the hassle of changing gazillions of plugs when you could just change half-a-dozen!
It is worth having a look online as we unlocked our DVD player ourselves...
Sneaky - I like it! ;) please can you tell me which website this was - or did you just google it? Thanks!
Originally Posted by Liz and Kris UK
I just put unlock then the make and model of my DVD player into google.
www.videohelp.com is a good place for handset hacks, to make players multi-region.
We brought 2 dvd players and a dvd/tv combo with us from the UK. None of which are multi-region. All of which play dvds bought here no problem.
Yep, there is Foxtel IQ which is basically Sky+ (even the remote control is the same), but we also bought all our UK stuff with us (PS2, DVD and VCR), along with a portable TV to play them on, should we need it.
Originally Posted by covfan71
Originally Posted by mike305
What has that got to do with DVD players??