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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-01-02, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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Question PS2 - which zone DVD's can it play

Does anyone know whether a PS2 bought from Toyworld very soon after they came out will play zone 1 DVD's?

I mention it being one of the early Aus released units because I thought I read somewhere that "early" ones could play all zones?
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Very good question. I almost bought a DVD movie from the US last year bt was told that our DVD players were in a different zone so could not play the movie.

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The DVD player in the PS2 isnt very good quality. It actually gave me a head ache to watch it.

You can buy multizone DVD players from most hifi stores. The one I am getting is a yamaha.. its like $400. It comes multisone from the factory (it isnt a moded one)

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The DVD player in the PS2 isnt very good quality. It actually gave me a head ache to watch it.

You can buy multizone DVD players from most hifi stores. The one I am getting is a yamaha.. its like $400. It comes multisone from the factory (it isnt a moded one)
Are you sure this is coming from the factory. 12 months ago Yamaha wouldn't do this, so I had to buy toshiba. If they are I will change back to Yamaha. You have a model number?
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I got my PS2 the day after they were released, they are definetly only region 4 and only play region 4 or region 0 discs. nothing else. To do this you need what is called a DVD region X, which is sold at Harvey Norman, well we have them at the HN in Geelong.

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The DVD player in the PS2 isnt very good quality. It actually gave me a head ache to watch it.

You can buy multizone DVD players from most hifi stores. The one I am getting is a yamaha.. its like $400. It comes multisone from the factory (it isnt a moded one)
Would any hifi store sell them?

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o any decent HIFI store would not sell them, but the PS2 is not supposed to be a top end DVD player. If you want a decent DVD player, can't go past the Toshiba, excellent picture and sound. But if you also want to play games, like Gran Turismo 3 with the FTR XR8, can't go past hte PS2 with the remote and the updated drivers.

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Yeah, its a pity the game was written by the Japanese !!!!!

I find it hard to beleive that a Falcon costs 1.5million in the game, the second most expensive of the cars.

Also I find it hard to believe that the XR8 can only be maxed out to about 880 Hp. (Less than most of the Nissan road cars).

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If you want to play DVDs from the US or other regions, buy a multi regional DVD player. We got a Phillips player and the dealer used some kind of remote to program the player to play all regions. All my DVDs are from the US and they work fine.
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