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UK version includes 3D Blu-ray and real Digital Copy,
This review is from: Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy] (Blu-ray)
I'm not buying the U.S. version, the region free UK release will include the Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD and a real Digital Copy. No UltraViolet Digital Copy.
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Initial post: Nov 4, 2011 9:52:05 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Yes but UK versions are not compatible w/US machines.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2011 11:01:54 PM PDT
Region Free means that it is compatible with US machines.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2011 12:15:53 AM PDT
Many UK releases are not region locked. This UK version can be played in any region. Best Buy will also exclusively offer Part 1 and Part 2 in a Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo releases in the U.S. but I believe it includes an Ultraviolet Digital Copy.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 5:43:16 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2011 5:44:49 AM PST
I think you people are confused. "Region Free" means the DVD is not locked to a particular region. It doesn't mean it's compatible with your player and TV. You need equipment that supports PAL. Standard TV in the US is NTSC. Either both the player and TV will need to support PAL, or your player will need to convert the signal to NTSC.
For the record: given the choice between PAL and NTSC, I'd choose the latter. PAL runs 5% too fast. Some people can't notice it, but for those that can, it can be very annoying!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 1:49:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2011 2:39:19 PM PST
You are correct with DVD but not BD. BD is stored in 1080p/24 all over the world, not like DVD which is 480i 30 NTSC countries(US) and 480i 25 PAL countries.
With BDs all you have to worry about is the region and if the UK BDs are region free, your set.
I had know idea about this "ultraviolet" version but if it means one must stream or be logged on all the time(for the digital version) I don't like it!
Note if the DVD version of the UK set is PAL you are indeed correct, you'd either need a converting DVD player or PAL(50hz) DVD player and PAL(50hz) compatible TV.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2011 5:00:38 PM PST
vincent a. says:
Thank you so much for this information! I checked all over, even the WB website, and couldn't find out whether or not the HP3D version was being offered. Your post was really helpful. :-)
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2011 5:18:28 PM PST
Not sure if you're talking about in the UK but in the US I believe Best Buy has exclusive sale of the HP3D version.
$22.99 for the BR3D, BR, DVD + digital copy, at least thats the way I read it. Kind of surprised one gets both the 3D and regular BD but again thats the way I read it in BBs ad. My guess is the digital copy will also be the UV version but I don't know that for sure.
Posted on Nov 7, 2011 5:19:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2011 5:30:51 PM PST
thanks so much. was able to find this on the UK amazon website:
What does "region code" mean for Blu-ray Discs and players?
Blu-ray Discs are digitally encoded with a "region code" (A, B, or C, sometimes referred to as 1, 2, or 3), which allows the disc to play only in a Blu-ray player with the same region code. This system is similar to that for DVDs and was developed to enable studios to control various aspects of a title's release (content, date, price, etc.) according to region. A "region-free" disc is one that can play in all players around the world.
Posted on Nov 7, 2011 7:35:24 PM PST
A. Ryan says:
Thanks so much for the info. Ultra-Violet needs to go.
Posted on Nov 10, 2011 12:06:31 AM PST
Mr. SB says:
I have all Harry Potter (1-7) blurays from UK. They are all Region-free, and they all play in my american bluray player.