Post Reply Buying blu-ray or DVD for other regions
Mikoda 
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Posted 6/20/13
I was browsing the store and found Squid Girl Season 1 Blu-ray, region A.
As i live in the Netherlands my region code is B so it is not officially ment for my region.
My blu-ray player is region free so it can play it without problems but i am unable to buy it.

Is there a way to remove the "Unavailable in your region" and replace it with a warning something like "region free player required ". And make it possible to buy it outside the blu-ray region?
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Posted 6/20/13
I got myself a region free bluray player that plays not only dvds from all regions but blurays too. Though you have to check players before buying because not all are region free for bluray.

I got my player from a shop in Peterborough who specialise in region free players, which I add are legal with warranties and fantastic customer service. Thus I can now play any dvds and blurays, should they never sell them over here in the uk.

As for this warning you're referring to, it doesn't seem to be a region free bluray player. Unless it's an older model that requires a command sequence to switch bluray regions. Best thing is to look up your player's model no. & see what buttons are needed.

Personally I don't see the need for region locking, since it isn't illegal to buy abroad nor is it wrong to own a player that can legally play any region. The only downsides are slow delivery & possible tax/vat payments on top of price. Other than that, it's far better than illegally getting the shows and proves companies wrong about low interest in said show.
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Posted 6/20/13


The availability for your region could be based upon the vendor who is selling in our store.
We denote what region the DVD's are, however some of our vendors do not ship internationally.
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Posted 6/21/13
Thank you, unfortunately some people forget the world is a small place nowadays. And that region free players exist.
I think most anime fans have a region free player, especially in Europe, anime releases are still very limited over here.
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