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Will NOT play on a U.S. Blu-ray player

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Initial post: 10 Jun 2011 01:07:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jun 2011 01:08:44 BDT
K. Lee says:
Hi all! Just wanted to warn U.S. fans that this blu-ray will NOT play on U.S. blu-ray players, even though it says Region Free. I tried 3 different blu-ray players, including a PS3, and it would not play. I did make sure that their firmware was up to date...oh's a lot more expensive if you buy the region A blu-ray :(

Posted on 4 Aug 2011 13:26:20 BDT
TooDeep says:
My guess is that this has nothing to do with zones (regions are for DVDs). If the video is 1080i50 then it won't play on PS3s or other machines that don't support this format.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2011 16:11:34 BDT
rogerthorpe says:
what do you mean with this Stewart? And how can this be solved?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2011 06:07:55 BDT
J. Martin says:
1080i50 is the resolution it was filmed and broadcast at, and being a UK show it's PAL, whereas the US is NTSC. Regular 1080p region free Blu-rays will work fine, but the only way to get round it this is to buy the US Blu-ray.

It is worth pointing out that only Amazon say it's region free; the BBC and 2 entertain never put the region logos on their releases for the very reason that they're 1080i50.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2012 11:55:55 GMT
TooDeep says:
The issue is that the video is shot and presented in 1080i50 format which not all American equipment can accommodate. The solution is to use a BD player with more complete codec support. (PAL & NTSC are irrelevant standard definition formats).

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 22:04:18 GMT
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Posted on 24 Jan 2012 22:05:12 GMT
Brian Walker says:
Does anyone happen to know if computer blu ray drive have this same issue?

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 16:49:05 GMT
R. Garside says:
I'm pretty sure that computers don't have the same problem. They definitely work fine with both PAL and NTSC DVDs, so I would assume that blu-rays would be fine too.

Posted on 5 Apr 2012 03:29:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Apr 2012 03:30:26 BDT
dchao says:
@Martin, thanks for the info about 1080i50. That means I can rip it to a PC, and then watch it there.

@Brain, Since the Blu-ray disc itself is region free, your computer's Blu-ray drive can read it, and most software player has the coded to decode both 50 fps, 60 fps TV, and 24 fps film. You should be fine.
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