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SURVIVORS DVDs - REGION INFORMATION
Both Survivors and Survivors series 2 are 'region 2' DVD releases.
This means that they will play on all European DVD players. If you are living in
the States or Canada (region 1) it is unlikely that your DVD player
will automatically play region 2 - PAL (European picture format) discs.
However some NTSC (North American picture format)
DVD players can convert PAL to NTSC. Check out
Zone Free DVD for details of
these players. A 'zone- free' player can be purchased for between $300 and
$400 (and may be a good investment for future cult television UK
External converter boxes are also available, such as
the Emerson EVC1595.
The good news is that as far as I'm aware the Survivors DVDs will play on
any PC worldwide. However if you switch regions on your DVD drive
more than 5 times then it will lock - in which case you
will need to download a product to unlock it like: 'DVD Region Free'
($39.95) which can be purchased online
here. (This is
preferable to using a firmware upgrade which can damage your PC).
The above information is as much as I know. I am by no means an expert on
DVD region coding/format conversion etc so if you still have any questions
please don't contact me as I will be unable to help further! Your best bet
is to either talk to a DVD expert, or a electrical retailer, or to check
out the countless web sites which provide solutions to these problems. I
recommend the following site as a good starting point:
(especially section 1.19 of the FAQ)
N.B. DD Video have no option but to release
Survivors and Survivors 2 in a region 2 DVD format. A North American company would have to
strike a deal with the BBC if there were ever to be a region 1 DVD release
of the series.
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