Steve M | 20 Sep 04:03 2009

Re: The Polymath DVD

Rephrasing the question for the people who have copies: Is the disc 
zone-restricted at all? The box should indicate that if it is.

I'd be surprised if it was. Only the big studios generally have an 
interest in zone-limiting their DVDs. That said, it surely is in NTSC 
format rather than PAL, which could be another issue for Europeans 
interested in obtaining it.

At 11:17 PM +0200 9/19/09, Audun Lindholm wrote:
>>  IMHO Western Europe is Zone 2 for DVDs (cf
>>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code[12]).
>>
>>  Zone 1 was reserved for Northern America, as it was for telephony
>>  (http://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/ob-lists/icc/e164_763.html[13]).
>
>Sorry about the typo, and thanks to Patrick for pointing it out.
>
>So, let me rephrase the question:
>
>Does anybody know whether this is or will be available as a Zone 2
>(Western Europe) DVD?
>
>We're quite a few readers in Bergen, Norway who would be very
>interested in seeing The Polymath.
>
>By the way, a Swedish translation of Hogg was published this week:
>http://www.vertigo.se/index.php?id=22&BOOK=94.
>
>Best,
>Audun L.
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koninck63 | 21 Sep 09:10 2009
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Re: The Polymath DVD

--- In delany-list <at> yahoogroups.com, Steve M <lists <at> ...> wrote:
>
> Rephrasing the question for the people who have copies: Is the disc 
> zone-restricted at all? The box should indicate that if it is.
> 
> I'd be surprised if it was. Only the big studios generally have an 
> interest in zone-limiting their DVDs. That said, it surely is in NTSC 
> format rather than PAL, which could be another issue for Europeans 
> interested in obtaining it.
> 

Most DVD players will handle the NTSC-PAL conversion if the tv doesn't already.  And many DVD players have
easily findable hacks on the internet to make them play any region.  I play region 1 stuff on an 8 year old
Philips tv and a DVD player I got at the Aldi a couple of years ago for less than EUR 100.  So we are not talking
anything specialized here.

steph (in Amsterdam)


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