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November 4th, 2005

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11:30 am
Before I went off and had my little SL building spree last night, Goodrich showed me the first three episodes of Spaced, the British comedy with more clever pop culture references than you can shake a lightsaber at. Very nicely produced; you can easily tell how Shaun of the Dead was borne from this braintrust. Oh, for a region-free DVD player! I rarely feel personally marginalized by the giant media conglomerates and the copyrights they vigorously enforce, but I sure don't dig it when The Powers That Be say "No, no, you can't watch this import, little boy, unless we decide to release it!" and then... not release it.

Ah well. The nefarious criminal downloading things one is forced to do...

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Date:November 4th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
Oh boy. You need Spaced. You need more Spaced. You need all of Spaced. Badly.
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Date:November 4th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
I've HEARD that you can order other-region DVD players from Amazon.uk but I have no idea how true that is and do not have time to look into it for ye now. But it's a thought.
Date:November 4th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)

DVD zones

Yes, I also have a six CD set of Euro centro History of the 20th Century in the wrong zone and am unable to rewatch here, except on my laptop but that creates other difficulties since you can't change zones more than 4 times. Although, I found it very informative for my lack of History taught in my school.
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Date:November 4th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
There's a website that has codes you can use to make your dvd player into a non-regional dvd player. My dvd player has a really stupid code which is helpful because I have several region 2 DVDs. I also converted a region 2 dvd player in the UK into a non-regional dvd player so it works on both sides of the pond.

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks.php might help you.
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Date:November 4th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
If you really want a region-free DVD player I can talk to a friend from Singapore who's recommended I get one there, where they turn off the region restriction for you in the store.

I was going to get a portable, myself.

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