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Re:NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #30 on: Dec 15, 2003 at 01:13 PM »
wow virginboy! Looks like you work in the gamer's, music lover's and DVD enthusiast's gold mine!  Sarap naman!

Do they give you good deals on the items since you are an employee?   ;D

Merry Christmas na rin to the Pinoys over there!

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Re:NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #31 on: Jan 16, 2004 at 09:29 AM »
hi everyone... im a newbie in the dvd world and im totally clueless.  ???

my sister, who's in manila (im in CA) wants me to get her dvds. i had no clue before about the whole region thing since my player here is for R1 dvds and the dvds sold here in the US are, of course, R1 encoded.

so i got her several movies, but then she told me that it was indicated in her player that it can only play R3 dvds. i had to return everything i got her BUT she told me recently that she tried an R1 dvd and it worked on her player... so now i'm REALLY confused.

will R1 dvds work on an R3 player?

help!!!

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Re:NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #32 on: Jan 16, 2004 at 09:55 AM »
R1 can be played on a R3 player provided its been modified.

Some players here in manila are already region free, meaning it can play any dvds.

hope this helps.  :)

by the way, send in the movies...  :D

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Re:NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #33 on: Jan 16, 2004 at 10:04 AM »
thanks, galahad. :)

the thing is, her player isn't modified or whatever it is they do with 'em...  ;D

she just got the player, and she was surprised that she was able to play the R1 dvd. she's positive that its strictly an R3 player, so she wasn't expecting the R1 dvd to work.

now, was it just luck or can it really play R1 dvds? coz i am planning to send in the movies... ;)

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Re:NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #34 on: Jan 16, 2004 at 10:11 AM »
what i have is a pioneer dvd player. it is a R3 player and I haven't had it modified but it can play R1 dvds.

It can also play R2 dvds which my sister from UK was sending me.

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Re:NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #35 on: Jan 16, 2004 at 10:18 AM »
thanks a lot again,galahad!!!

i hope the dvds i'll be getting again works on my sister's player... or else it'll be a waste.  :'(

anyways, thanks again for your help.

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Re:NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #36 on: Jan 16, 2004 at 10:22 AM »
sure no problem.

it will not go to waste...  :D

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Re:NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #37 on: Jan 16, 2004 at 10:32 AM »
thanks, galahad. :)

the thing is, her player isn't modified or whatever it is they do with 'em...  ;D

she just got the player, and she was surprised that she was able to play the R1 dvd. she's positive that its strictly an R3 player, so she wasn't expecting the R1 dvd to work.

now, was it just luck or can it really play R1 dvds? coz i am planning to send in the movies... ;)

may ibang r1 dvd na nag peplay sa r3 player. lalo na yung warner.  minsan naman sablay. may thread ata dito yun.

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Re:NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #38 on: Jan 17, 2004 at 12:28 PM »
may ibang r1 dvd na nag peplay sa r3 player. lalo na yung warner.  minsan naman sablay. may thread ata dito yun.

so it won't work for all?  :-\ so now i really don't know if i should get her the dvds.

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2004 at 04:07 AM »
Hi, newbie here. I just want to ask, what's the difference between the superbit and a regular dvd?  ???
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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #40 on: Jun 24, 2004 at 10:33 AM »
Hi, newbie here. I just want to ask, what's the difference between the superbit and a regular dvd?  ???

Hi, you can find a good discussion on Superbit and other classifications here: :)

http://www.pinoydvd.com/board/index.php?topic=9974.0

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #42 on: Oct 21, 2005 at 01:03 PM »
 ??? Hi mods! Are there any threads in this forum presenting articles regarding DivX? Thanks

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #43 on: Oct 21, 2005 at 02:25 PM »
Hi C.O.2,

I'm not a mod but here's thread that discussed DivX (it's quite short though)... ;)

http://pinoydvd.com/board/index.php?topic=39285.0
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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #44 on: Oct 22, 2005 at 12:42 PM »
 8) Thanks jairus

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #45 on: Jul 23, 2006 at 11:17 AM »
Paano po malalaman kung R1 or R2 or R3 yung DVD"s?
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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #46 on: Jul 23, 2006 at 12:16 PM »
Paano po malalaman kung R1 or R2 or R3 yung DVD"s?
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Hi ma'am,

It's usually written at the back of the DVD case. It's a small logo that should look like this:

or

Hope this helps.  ;)
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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #47 on: Jul 23, 2006 at 01:42 PM »
Hi ma'am,

It's usually written at the back of the DVD case. It's a small logo that should look like this:

or

Hope this helps.  ;)


Thanks Sir nakita ko na... Ano po ibig sabihi kapag wala region na nakalagay? Kasi yung the notebook na nabili ko walang nakalagay na region and naka lagay sa kanya DTS pero walang DTS na audio format?

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #48 on: Jul 23, 2006 at 01:57 PM »
Thanks Sir nakita ko na... Ano po ibig sabihi kapag wala region na nakalagay? Kasi yung the notebook na nabili ko walang nakalagay na region and naka lagay sa kanya DTS pero walang DTS na audio format?

Where nyo nabili? Sometimes, that's an indication that it is a bootleg/pirated copy. Majority of bootleg DVDs have DTS written on their covers, eventhough there are no DTS tracks.
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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #49 on: Jul 23, 2006 at 02:04 PM »
Where nyo nabili? Sometimes, that's an indication that it is a bootleg/pirated copy. Majority of bootleg DVDs have DTS written on their covers, eventhough there are no DTS tracks.

Sa Astroplus SM San Lazaro ko po nabili...

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #50 on: Jul 23, 2006 at 02:11 PM »
Sa Astroplus SM San Lazaro ko po nabili...

ohhh I see. Then, it must be orig. Try browsing the menus, bka nakatago lang. Parang yung Nina live dvd ko, hindi ko makita yung DTS track.  Pero nakasulat na may DTS ;D
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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #51 on: Jul 23, 2006 at 02:18 PM »
ohhh I see. Then, it must be orig. Try browsing the menus, bka nakatago lang. Parang yung Nina live dvd ko, hindi ko makita yung DTS track. Pero nakasulat na may DTS ;D

I'll try to browse it mamya sir, pero before kasi when i played the movie then kapag namimili ako ng audio format nya using audio botton sa remote ng dvd player wala talaga DTS track sir 5.1 lang and 2.0

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #52 on: Jul 23, 2006 at 02:24 PM »
I'll try to browse it mamya sir, pero before kasi when i played the movie then kapag namimili ako ng audio format nya using audio botton sa remote ng dvd player wala talaga DTS track sir 5.1 lang and 2.0

OT : Yung pic ng HT setup nyo, hindi nyo na pinost.  ;)

http://pinoydvd.com/board/index.php?topic=53298.0
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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #53 on: Jul 23, 2006 at 02:53 PM »
OT : Yung pic ng HT setup nyo, hindi nyo na pinost.  ;)

http://pinoydvd.com/board/index.php?topic=53298.0


Oo nga pala... good thing pinaalala mo try to update my HT pix soon... Thanks sir...

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #54 on: Jan 11, 2007 at 12:54 AM »
Hi everyone!  I bought 3 dvds(Close Encounters of the 3rd kind, In the line of fire, Bad boys 2) for P 600.00 from Astrovision last weekend.  After watching In The Line of Fire, I noticed that there are scenes that are pixalated.  Bad Boys 2 audio is in 2 channel & in DVD 5 only.  Both dvds have an AVIDPHIL sticker on them.  Are these  dvds locally manufactured? 

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #55 on: Jan 11, 2007 at 01:08 AM »
Sir, local releases on sale are usually DVD-5s. They are oftentimes manufactured somewhere else. Very poor in quality IMHO.

Get R1 or other region's releases instead.

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #56 on: Jan 11, 2007 at 01:57 AM »
Hi everyone!  I bought 3 dvds(Close Encounters of the 3rd kind, In the line of fire, Bad boys 2) for P 600.00 from Astrovision last weekend.  After watching In The Line of Fire, I noticed that there are scenes that are pixalated.  Bad Boys 2 audio is in 2 channel & in DVD 5 only.  Both dvds have an AVIDPHIL sticker on them.  Are these  dvds locally manufactured?

Yes, those that you bought are, unfortunately.

For a rather accurate guide on DVD quality of local R3 releases (mostly how to tell if you're buying a locally-pressed DVD5 or an imported DVD9), please read techdude's post on this thread.
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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #57 on: Jan 11, 2007 at 11:37 PM »
Thanks a lot for the info guys, especially Mr. Hankey for the thread.  It was very helpful.  ;)

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #58 on: Nov 08, 2007 at 06:12 PM »
Newbie here!
Help naman mga gurus asap... some of my R3 Dvds hindi ma play ng player ko, but there are some din na napeplay nya R3 din naman?  pero mas marami syang hindi napeplay. ???
btw my player is Pioneer XV-DV505... tia

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Re: NEWBIES Read this first: DVD FAQ
« Reply #59 on: Jan 23, 2008 at 12:23 AM »
Question:

I used to collect pirated DVDs and would always look for the Malaysia version (as opposed to China version na copied from R3 original) since they are copied from R1 dvd and would always boast of their DTS track. Now, I've been collecting original DVDs and still look for those with DTS track. I've just observed na mas malakas and mas maganda yata DTS audio ng pirated kaysa DTS audio ng original DVDs na nabili ko. I would know kasi I would always set the volume at 15 (30 is maximum) of my DVD component. With my pirated DVDs, I would sometimes have to adjust the volume down to 12 kasi sobrang lakas and parang nayayanig yung house. But with my original DVDs, kahit DTS yung audio, yung volume 15 hindi kasing lakas ng pirated. PQ wise superior talaga orig pero I miss the earth-shaterring DTS sound. Is it because R3 yung original ko and yung pirated DVDs R1?