Re: all region DVD players

Tom Boghossian (
Mon, 9 Dec 2002 15:00:24 -0800 (PST)

Thanks so much. I'm the Film Services Manager at the California Institue of
the Arts. I ordered 2 machines from this place for the viewing area. Great
Thanks Again
Tom Boghossian

At 11:37 AM 12/9/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>Our library also had the problem of faculty requesting DVDs which weren't
>coded Region 1.
>We purchased 2 all-codes/all-regions JVC DVD players from
> this summer. They ship to US addresses for
>free. So far, everything we have purchased from Europe has played in these.
>I inquired with some of our faculty about what to look for in a code-free
>player. They recommended getting a long warranty, as these are prone to
>breaking down, and to make sure your tv, etc. were also PAL compatible.
>Here is some additional information:
>If you want to go the cheap, probably illegal route--many players can be
>hacked to get around the default region coding. You can find this
>information on the web. (I'm pretty sure that's what some of our faculty
>did to their home machines).
>Sarah Andrews
>University of Iowa Libraries
>Monographic Acquisitions
>--------------- Text of forwarded message ---------------
>Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 11:19:23 -0800 (PST)
>From: "Gail Fedak" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: Re: Ramon Sender films
>In reference to this thread, and related to other titles as well, we have
>searched for multinorm players and have been told by vendors that they
>cannot be purchased in the U.S. Is this correct? If so, why? If not, can
>anyone make recommendations? Thanks in advance for any enlightenment.
>Gail B. Fedak
>Manager, Instructional Media Resources
>Middle Tennessee State University
>Murfreesboro, TN 37132
>phone 615-898-2740
>fax 615-898-2530