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Topic # 8263 16-Jun-2006 00:15
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Howdy,

Next week I am returning to live in NZ after 4 years in the UK and one of the first things I want to do is buy a DVD recorder.
However as I'm bringing back a fair few Zone 2 DVD's I want to make sure I get a region-free / multi-zone machine.

Are there certain models that are always sold as region-free / multi-zone in NZ ?
Otherwise, how would I know ?

Obviously from the UK I can only look at what is on NZ websites at this stage, which has limitations.

E.g. I'm quite interested in the Sony DRHX910 with its 250 Gb hard drive.
However at Noel Leeming, only the DRHX710 model (160 Gb) has "multi zone DVD" in the description.
As they are the same price at the moment ($899), clearly the 910 is the better deal, but not if it isn't multi-zone.

Any comments much appreciated.

Regards,
CM

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  Reply # 38734 16-Jun-2006 08:04
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My MultiZone DVD player is a PS2 with a Modchip in it. Great for any zone DVD and playing backups of my original games.

Your best bet however is the 'net! Just find the models you're interested in and then seach for Multizone
Sadly now with all the spam out there it can take a while to find out info, but I've done it for a few different people now with different DVD players.

I don't think they're allowed to be sold with multizone turned on, but the sales staff almost always know how to do it. Check before any purchase with them and you should be ok.




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  Reply # 38741 16-Jun-2006 08:44
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DVD zoning is a joke :(

The concept should be scrapped.







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  Reply # 38746 16-Jun-2006 09:12
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My multi zone player is my pc with AnyDVD installed and CloneDVD for making backups

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  Reply # 38748 16-Jun-2006 09:22
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I have the Sony DVD recorder you mentioned.
It truly is an excellent model.
Im sure its multi-zoned cause I got some US DVD and it plays them ok
Im looking in the manual-cant find any mention of zoning at this stage




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  Reply # 38749 16-Jun-2006 09:24
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Try it in the store Smile I know my Sony DVD player was Multizone when I brought it.

Failing that, here is some info.

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  Reply # 38764 16-Jun-2006 12:19
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Most DVD players sold in NZ are now either multizoned or set for Zone 0. I've read some reports however of some DVD recorders setting Zone 4 on blank discs which could be a problem if you want to send stuff overseas.


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  Reply # 39027 19-Jun-2006 20:11
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Great stuff - thanks heaps guys.

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