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Windows 7: Why ONE YEAR difference in some DVD releases

09 Nov 2013   #1

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 
Why ONE YEAR difference in some DVD releases

Hi there
You think Hollywood would have got the point by now -- WHY are we STILL seeing DVD releases with A YEAR APART -- in any case the whole regionalisation thinghy is totally absurd these days with fast Internet download, cheapish international travel and portable devices for consumption of multi-media --in any case VLC will play NTSC DVD's these days quite happily on any European laptop / TV.

Software like AnyDVD - legal in most countries will remove regional encoding anyway and convert the DVD to a mountable ISO so that the DVD can be played on devices that don't have a DVD player as well. It's easy to import Region 1 discs (at least here where I am) too - and they are often cheaper than the Region 2 one's as well. !!!!

I really thought this whole regional thing would have died the death by now -- no wonder the torrent sites are still in business.

Do you really think people these days will wait A YEAR once a popular movie is released ANYWHERE on the planet any more.

Cheers
jimbo



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09 Nov 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The reason, simply stated, and in the words of a movie exec:

BECAUSE WE'RE HOLLYWOOD, B****ES!!
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