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Blu-Ray becomes all-region [message #394238] Thu, 07 May 2020 04:46 Go to next message
GeoffC is currently offline  GeoffC
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Some years ago I started importing anime blu-rays from the Far East.
Inevitably there is the region problem as the Far east is region A while
the UK is region B. Fortunately the Studio Ghibli BDs are generally all
region (region free) as well as having English subtitled. I did acquire
one BD which was region A and had to acquire a region A player to play
it. And this was the only BD that would not play on my Sony BDP-S480 IIRC.
I have been recovering from an illness recently and looking through my
collection wanted to confirm which was the unplayable one. I'm pretty
sure it was "From Up on Poppy Hill", Tiawanese edition, marked as Region A.
So I put it in the BDP-S480, and what happens? I get a message saying
something like "This disk may take three minutes to start playing",
which I have never seen before. And then it started to play, and worked
perfectly.
Go figure.

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Re: Blu-Ray becomes all-region [message #394275 is a reply to message #394238] Thu, 07 May 2020 10:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dave Baranyi is currently offline  Dave Baranyi
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On Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 4:46:06 AM UTC-4, GeoffC wrote:
> Some years ago I started importing anime blu-rays from the Far East.
> Inevitably there is the region problem as the Far east is region A while
> the UK is region B. Fortunately the Studio Ghibli BDs are generally all
> region (region free) as well as having English subtitled. I did acquire
> one BD which was region A and had to acquire a region A player to play
> it. And this was the only BD that would not play on my Sony BDP-S480 IIRC.
> I have been recovering from an illness recently and looking through my
> collection wanted to confirm which was the unplayable one. I'm pretty
> sure it was "From Up on Poppy Hill", Tiawanese edition, marked as Region A.
> So I put it in the BDP-S480, and what happens? I get a message saying
> something like "This disk may take three minutes to start playing",
> which I have never seen before. And then it started to play, and worked
> perfectly.
> Go figure.
>
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Does your Sony upgrade it's firmware?

Dave Baranyi
Re: Blu-Ray becomes all-region [message #394336 is a reply to message #394275] Thu, 07 May 2020 18:04 Go to previous message
GeoffC is currently offline  GeoffC
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On 5/7/2020 3:48 PM, anthony.baranyi@bell.net wrote:
> On Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 4:46:06 AM UTC-4, GeoffC wrote:
>> Some years ago I started importing anime blu-rays from the Far East.
>> Inevitably there is the region problem as the Far east is region A while
>> the UK is region B. Fortunately the Studio Ghibli BDs are generally all
>> region (region free) as well as having English subtitled. I did acquire
>> one BD which was region A and had to acquire a region A player to play
>> it. And this was the only BD that would not play on my Sony BDP-S480 IIRC.
>> I have been recovering from an illness recently and looking through my
>> collection wanted to confirm which was the unplayable one. I'm pretty
>> sure it was "From Up on Poppy Hill", Tiawanese edition, marked as Region A.
>> So I put it in the BDP-S480, and what happens? I get a message saying
>> something like "This disk may take three minutes to start playing",
>> which I have never seen before. And then it started to play, and worked
>> perfectly.
>> Go figure.
>>
>> --
>> This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
>> https://www.avast.com/antivirus
>
> Does your Sony upgrade it's firmware?
>
> Dave Baranyi
>
That's not clear, but it has an active Internet connection.
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