RE: [Videolib] anyone collecting in PAL or region-free formats?

Betsy Vera (
Wed, 16 Aug 2006 16:09:15 -0500 (CDT)

> This seems like a good time to bring up the question (raised a few
> months ago by Claire, I believe), as to whether or not these players are
> legal. They seem to be for sale everywhere on the internet, but I have
> never seen one for sale in a physical location (which doesn't seem too
> odd, considering they are a specialty item)

I have bought players for my personal PAL DVDs at my local (Chicago-area)
supermarket (for $50) and at Target (for $38), both of which are real
physical locations. The one from the supermarket said "all regions" on the
box. I double-checked on the Internet to make sure it really was, before
buying it.

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