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 Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 1 Jul 15:42

https://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/philips-hdmi-dvd-player-363935

Plays USA/North American discs - bargain at £20

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Tad Allagash  
Date:   Sat 2 Jul 16:12

Thanks VEE,

Bargain indeed. I got one to replace my 20 year old DVD player, which had a SCART connection and no HDMI. It takes up a lot less space than my old DVD player.

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Sat 2 Jul 16:26

I’m feeling nostalgic.

Any source for a 12” telly with one channel and a transistor radio you can just about hear Radio Luxembourg on if you press it to your lug?

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Tad Allagash  
Date:   Sat 2 Jul 17:23

If you want to watch old or obscure/classic films, DVD is still your only option - Amazon/Netflix don’t generally have them. Standard definition is fine - especially with your 12” telly! None of this new fangled 4K nonsense.

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 2 Jul 19:15

Netflix, Amazon, Apple etc can all decide you`re not getting that film you like at any time they please too.
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 3 Jul 09:22

Quote:

jake89, Sat 02 Jul 19:15

Netflix, Amazon, Apple etc can all decide you`re not getting that film you like at any time they please too.


Exactly - I took Netflix some months back and started watching Yellowstone, before they pulled it.

Then I found it at USA 5 on Freeview which was only one episode each Saturday - stopped a couple of weeks ago after series 2, obviously they didn’t have the rights for anything more.

Tracked it down on Amazon Prime for series 3 - but series 4 not up yet for the UK.
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Sun 3 Jul 12:19

There used to be loads of westerns back in the b/w telly days - Gunsmoke, Laramie, Bonanza, Maverick, Cheyenne, Rawhide, to name but a few.

Another long runner was Wagon Train, which related the stories of those involved in that long trek west across mountains, prairies and deserts, defying dastardly outlaws and injuns to find a better life. But..did it ever get there?

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 3 Jul 12:35

Ward Bond is still on the trail west !!!

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Sun 3 Jul 13:48

Jings he must be round the world and back where he started!

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 3 Jul 15:09

Still got a set of Mushy`s underwear, complete with poop shoot!🤔😲🤪💩
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 3 Jul 18:17

Was that no Rawhide L.A. ?

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 3 Jul 19:32

Not sure, must be all the beans we used to eat!🌬🌬😲
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 4 Jul 09:01

Quote:

Buspasspar, Sun 03 Jul 18:17

Was that no Rawhide L.A. ?


I mind when Eric Fleming who played trail boss Gil Favour (?) was killed in a film making accident in South America.

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Mon 4 Jul 12:52

Blazing Saddles had a camp fire scene with post beans multi flatulance!

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Tue 12 Jul 11:14

VEE, there is now a prequel to Yellowstone, 1883, which you might be interested in. Goes back to when the ranch was established post Civil War.

On Paramount. Well it is now, lord knows where it will be next week!

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 12 Jul 16:46

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Parboiled, Tue 12 Jul 11:14

VEE, there is now a prequel to Yellowstone, 1883, which you might be interested in. Goes back to when the ranch was established post Civil War.

On Paramount. Well it is now, lord knows where it will be next week!


I’ve decided to hold off on 1883 until we know where it’ll be - as you rightly indicate.
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 12 Jul 20:17

Can someone summarise Yellowstone for me? I`ve seen various clips and it looks like a lot of kicking the crap out of people/murder but never any police involvement.
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 09:52

That`s a pretty fair assessment.

Very watchable nevertheless !!!

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 14:48

Hope you’re sitting down vee…

There is another prequel in the pipeline, which was originally titled 1932 , but is now 1923. This will be a sequel to the above mentioned prequel but also a another prequel to the original series…keep up at the back
No expense spared for this one, starring Harrison Ford an Helen Mirren no less

Oh, and there’s a spin-off called 6666 which is set in Texas. That’s not the year..obviously…err…

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 15:05

By `region free` d`you mean it`ll play all regions? I sometimes fancy an Australian DVD that I can`t get on Region 2 or 0, so that could be good for me.

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 13 Jul 19:33

Quote:

onandupthepars, Wed 13 Jul 15:05

By `region free` d`you mean it`ll play all regions? I sometimes fancy an Australian DVD that I can`t get on Region 2 or 0, so that could be good for me.


I reckon so - but can’t be absolutely certain.
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 10:35

Anybody got an Aussie disc for me to try ?
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 13:11

😄

Hi VEE - according to Google, a `region free` player will `typically` play all regions, so I`d have to be unlucky if it didn`t. Sure is tempting.

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 13:47

There must be a dvd of Aussie themed musical treats - “ “my boomerang won’t come back” “the pub with no beer” “waltzing Matilda” “Skippy the kangaroo” to name but a few…

Also that epic of the outback “I was raised in a wallaby’s pouch” and “tips on seducing a Sheila” all two of them - tips not Sheilas that is.

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 14 Jul 22:13

Slim Dusty’s greatest hits must be on an Oz disc ?
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 15 Jul 00:37

https://youtu.be/XfR9iY5y94s?t=58



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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 15 Jul 08:18

I wouldn’t give a XXXX for that 😄
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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 15 Jul 13:07

Doncha just love the banter though?

From `Australian slang`:

Number 20. Bastards
Often used to refer to the British, or anyone who doesn`t play fair. The last Australian to be shot by an English firing squad in the Boer War, Breaker Morant, famously shouted his last words: "Shoot straight, you bastards!"
During the infamous 1932-33 Bodyline cricket series, English captain, Douglas Jardine, walked into the Australian dressing room to complain about being called a bastard. An Australian cricketer supposedly asked his team: "Which one of you bastards called this bastard a bastard?"
In politics, a third party, the Australian Democrats, was formed in the 1970s to "keep the bastards honest." `


source;

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/australian-slang-phrases/index.html

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Fri 15 Jul 13:12

Huh, what a out the Aussie cricketers who tampered with their balls?

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 15 Jul 13:16

Aussie nuts! Scratched them with sandpaper or somethin`, supposed tae make them swing more. Sounds painful. 😀



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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 15 Jul 20:39

"The last Australian to be shot by an English firing squad in the Boer War, Breaker Morant, famously shouted his last words: "Shoot straight, you bastards!" "

Apologies for pedantry - the firing squad was from a Scottish regiment, Gordon Highlanders.

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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 15 Jul 21:51

That`s CNN for you. An easy mistake to make no doubt: Scotland/England - they`re the same aren`t they?



A typical Englishman





A typical Englishman



Apparently the trial of Morant and others is a controvertial issue; writing for Australian Veteran News, James Unkle claims,
`For the past decade I have pursued justice for the descendants of Morant, Handcock and Witton. Australians have long believed that they were scapegoats for Kitchener’s controversial “take no prisoners” policy and that the trial process was flawed.`

source:

https://www.australianveterannews.com/post/the-unjust-execution-of-harry-breaker-morant-resonates-to-this-day-will-we-heed-the-lessons



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 Re: Anbody looking for a Region Free DVD player ?
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 18 Jul 08:19

Aussie discs are region 4 apparently, so no reason why this Philips machine can’t play them.
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