> —– Original Message —–
> From: trevor adams
> Jean Drew wrote:
> > Hello everyone and greetings from New Zealand
> Hello and welcome to the group.
> First a warning to those of you who live outside UK, Middle East, Western
> Europe, Central Europe, Egypt, French overseas territories, Greenland,
> Japan, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland, this is DVD region 2.
> If you live outside this area you may have equipment that will
> possibly not
> play these region 2 discs, (the region setting was strictly applied by
> player makers in the beginning, however some manufacturers of DVD players
> now freely supply information on how to disable regional lockout, and on
> some recent models, it appears to be disabled by default.)
> In New Zealand your region is 4, along with Australia, Central
> America, the
> Caribbean, Mexico, Oceania and South America. Full list of regions here:
> You should check you equipment can play a particular disc region
> before you
> buy DVDs from that region. A very useful site to get around this
> problem for
> many makes of player is here: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks
> <http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks> Many players
> can be made region free by following the instructions, enter the player
> make/model in the search box. Often you can find the info on the
> makers own
> Onedin DVDs. I bought some of my DVDs from here (they now offer the
> first 4
> series) http://tinyurl.com/2nox5u <http://tinyurl.com/2nox5u> (enter
> onedin in the DVD search field).
> The rest I got from eBay.
> Slight problem for English only speakers like myself is the bol.com
> site is
> in Dutch. I managed with http://babelfish.altavista.com/
> I think bol.com will send to any address in the world, perhaps those
> on this
> list who speak the language might take a look at the site and see if
> this is
> There is a new release of series 1 soon which promises to be better
> than the
> ones on offer at the moment, these are as originally broadcast, and not
> edited together episodes with some omissions as on the present series
> 1 and
> 2 DVD releases.
> I think this release is the one referred to at the bottom of page "Onedin
> Line – Series 1 (Import) (Nog niet verschenen – U kunt deze titel
> Series 3 and 4 are as originally broadcast. You can read about this by
> looking at previous messages on the group's web page:
> More info from my Onedin DVDs:
> Series 1 and 2 DVDs, are reported by DVD Decrypter software to be
> region 1,
> 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (effectively they play anywhere in the world)
> although the
> packaging states they are region 2 only. (I would be interested to
> know if
> anyone else owning these discs could confirm this, or maybe I've got
> an odd
> batch of region free).
> Series 3 and 4, DVD Decrypter reports them as region 2 so will not
> play in
> any other region.
> The new release of series 1? Perhaps someone can tell us what region(s)
> these are when they get them?
> PS Take a look at my (unfinished) website at http://tinyurl.com/2z7z8v
> <http://tinyurl.com/2z7z8v> for
> some more about the series and links to other sites and actors info.
Thank Bill.Virtually all dvd machines sold in NZ are region free. An
$80NZ player will handle anything you can throw at it! 🙂 regards,Trevor
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