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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I don't think it would work for myself.
    Change is good sometimes , George

    I was as happy as Larry with our Sky set up then one day our son in law called around .. he asked if he could put a lead from the Sky box to out BT Hub but I was proper nervous !!!

    Five minutes later we suddenly had access to thousands of free movies and box sets !!

    I dabbled with a DVD recorder a few years ago quickly abandoned it as it was such a nightmare . Even then the flamin recorded DVDs didn't always work so well ..

    You may have better luck of course.


    Soooo have you tried YouTube for video clips , old TV series etcetc ?

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    Suppose the joy of dvds is that they can now be bought for a quid each in charity shops
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Change is good sometimes , George

    I was as happy as Larry with our Sky set up then one day our son in law called around .. he asked if he could put a lead from the Sky box to out BT Hub but I was proper nervous !!!

    Five minutes later we suddenly had access to thousands of free movies and box sets !!

    I dabbled with a DVD recorder a few years ago quickly abandoned it as it was such a nightmare . Even then the flamin recorded DVDs didn't always work so well ..

    You may have better luck of course.


    Soooo have you tried YouTube for video clips , old TV series etcetc ?
    Thanks for the warning.

    I do use YouTube every day, but there's nothing quite satisfying than recording something yourself and thinking that you are the only person who has done that - Christmases, Royal Weddings and anything else special on TV.

    I have just bid on some E300 tapes on eBay a few days ago - if I win it, I might be persuaded to stay with my VCR a while longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Thanks for the warning.

    I do use YouTube every day, but there's nothing quite satisfying than recording something yourself and thinking that you are the only person who has done that - Christmases, Royal Weddings and anything else special on TV.

    I have just bid on some E300 tapes on eBay a few days ago - if I win it, I might be persuaded to stay with my VCR a while longer.
    We'll being a perfectionist myself I'm afraid that the picture quality of videos just doesn't cut-it for me .

    I don't watch anything in SD on the telly only HD ..

    I do like sports, documentaries etc which benefit from a clear picture .


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    I recall I use to have a dvd player that was able to play dvds for different regions. I had to type in a special code to access a particular region. Sadly, later tge player started giving me problems.
    I wanted to purchase a dvd box set, but it was region 1. My current player is region 2 only.
    It is so irritating having different regions for various Continents. Why is it necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    I recall I use to have a dvd player that was able to play dvds for different regions. I had to type in a special code to access a particular region. Sadly, later tge player started giving me problems.
    I wanted to purchase a dvd box set, but it was region 1. My current player is region 2 only.
    It is so irritating having different regions for various Continents. Why is it necessary?
    The region coding was supposed to control the releases worldwide due to rights issues & stop piracy.

    On most players it's fairly easy to look up how to disable the region coding, I've been able to do it on all 3 players I've owned.
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    Isn't there a Region 0 which is neutral - in other words, anyone in the world can use it? I believe that Region 1 could be United States only.

    When I got some DVD of a well known series ten years ago, I was aware of the regional (or should I say national) variation of the different Region codes, and I went down to actually quoting my Post Code to the seller to make sure that it was compatible for where I live!
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    Yes region 1 is usa. I wanted to purchase a dvd of the Amerucan comdey series Barney Miller

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Isn't there a Region 0 which is neutral - in other words, anyone in the world can use it? I believe that Region 1 could be United States only.

    When I got some DVD of a well known series ten years ago, I was aware of the regional (or should I say national) variation of the different Region codes, and I went down to actually quoting my Post Code to the seller to make sure that it was compatible for where I live!
    Yes I have 1-2 DVDs that are Region 0 some DVDs sold by smaller suppliers use this so they don't have to press up ones different regions.
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    Default Video v DVD - making the transition

    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Thanks for the warning.

    There's nothing quite as satisfying as recording something yourself and thinking that you are the ONLY person who has done that - Christmases, Royal Weddings and anything else special on TV.
    That sounds a bit like me in a way ... I like being different and even 'appearing' to be different and yet I despise LOOKING different so I always wear dark or grey coloured clothes and I'd never wear anything brightly coloured that would draw attention to myself in public .

    It's quite a contradiction that I don't really understand. ..

    One of my hobbies / obsessions is keeping snakes which done for ages ... I like it that people are stunned when they learn that this quiet , shy , introvert guy has a collection of snakes at home ..

    I even take it a step further as I soon grew tired of owning the usual types of snakes and so I have an extraordinary collection of unusual yet very desirable snakes ( desirable to other snake lovers lol ).

    Here's one of mine .. very tame of course








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