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Initial post: 14 Aug 2012 14:58:16 BDT
Brent Lowrey says:
Is there any chance this will be Region Free so all of us in the US who got screwed by NBC can actually enjoy the opening and closing ceremonies in the way they were supposed to be seen?

Posted on 14 Aug 2012 19:37:21 BDT
Mr. S. Ward says:
Blu-ray.com have got this title listed as region B, but when they review new releases they test them for playability for all regions, so it may well be region A and C compatibility too. When it's released check here for the review and region test result: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/London-2012-Olympic-Games-Blu-ray/52695/

Posted on 16 Aug 2012 23:10:22 BDT
E. Bartlett says:
The technical matter of the region code (hopefully A/B/C which implies Region Free) should be displayed on this product webpage to inform consumers/purchasers - Please ask your website maintenance crew to add this important info.
I strongly support Brent's comment.

Posted on 15 Oct 2012 22:20:11 BDT
Amazon's default is to report the region as 'B' for all releases, even if they have no idea what the region setting is. Sometimes they change it, but only if someone comes along and tells them they got it wrong. So far, I have yet to buy a single Blu-Ray disc from Amazon because of this. I guess they don't want my money.

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 21:13:14 GMT
Bob Drake says:
See comment: "I am in the US and I bought this disc. Although region free, it won't play on US PS3 players as it's encoded in 1080i/50hz. However, it played perfectly on my Oppo player. What a magnificent set compared to the POS that was the NBC Olympics highlights disc!"

Usually Amazon indicates when BDs are 1080i50. The problem is with US TVs that often require a 60HZ signal rather than a player problem. The BD may play, but you will have sound but no picture. I have a Momitsu 799 player set for B/2 and forced 1080i60 output, so I can play such as disc.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2012 03:44:46 GMT
Chelsea John says:
NTSC version goes on sale tomorrow , 13th November 2012 on amazon.ca site.

http://www.amazon.ca/London-2012-Olympic-Games-Blu-ray/dp/B008VSHXEE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352778030&sr=8-1

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2012 13:11:10 GMT
Bob Drake says:
There is a similar listing at Amazon.com, but "import" is noted there. I think caution is in order as a result. Both the Canadian and U.S. listings are priced at a premium price point.

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 04:20:03 GMT
Chelsea John says:
Its a BBC product so it will be imported. Whats key is that its made specifically for the N.A market ie NTSC format. So no worries in that it will play on any ntsc player.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 22:15:17 GMT
I just received my copy today. I live in Florida and it is playing fine in my LG Blu-ray player.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 23:10:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Nov 2012 00:10:39 GMT
Glad to hear that, as I just bought an LG all-region Blu-Ray player and I ordered this disc last week. I bought the PAL version, as my TV has no problem with that.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 23:59:00 GMT
Bob Drake says:
That is great news, Poppy!

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 00:09:20 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2012 10:25:34 GMT
Enjoy!

Posted on 27 Aug 2013 01:43:29 BDT
I live in the U.S. and have a PlayStation 3 and region-free Pioneer DVD player. I've read about the 50/60 Hz problem with the PS3, so that rules out the Blu-Ray. Does anyone know if the Region 2 DVD version has the same Hz problem?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2013 02:25:00 BDT
Bob Drake says:
Region 2 DVDs are PAL @ 50 Hz.

If you have a Blu-ray data drive the software Blu-ray players like the Aurora Blu-ray Player will play just about anything, and Aurora gives away a Blu-ray ripper that creates a (huge) ISO file that the player can play off the desktop or a drive.
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