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Old 02-08-2013, 12:13 AM   #1
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I ordered a bluray from England (MotoGP 2012 Review) and it says on the back of the bluray: "Region Code - 0 All Regions." But when I put the disc in my Pioneer Elite bdp-23FD player it says it's a "B Region" disc on the tv screen and it won't play.

http://www.dukevideo.com/prd1776/Mot...Review-Blu-ray

Is there anything I can do to watch the disc on my bd player?
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:29 AM   #2
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I ordered a bluray from England (MotoGP 2012 Review) and it says on the back of the bluray: "Region Code - 0 All Regions." But when I put the disc in my Pioneer Elite bdp-23FD player it says it's a "B Region" disc on the tv screen and it won't play.

http://www.dukevideo.com/prd1776/Mot...Review-Blu-ray

Is there anything I can do to watch the disc on my bd player?
If the title is actually region locked then there is no way to view the disc without having a region free hardware mod for your player.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:46 AM   #3
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If the title is actually region locked then there is no way to view the disc without having a region free hardware mod for your player.
How would I go about doing that to my player?
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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For your player, unfortunately, you would need something like this ...

http://www.jvbdigital.nl/jvb.asp?cur...tle&title=1042

This site supports newer Pioneer players ...

http://www.rattlebyte.com/Shop.php?lang=en&cat_id=1
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:35 AM   #5
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Default Region code blueray problem

You need to remember that if a blueray player says its region free doesn't always mean its region free. If you go to 220-electronics to buy a region free blueray player it clearly states that it is region free but that they modified it to their specifications.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:21 AM   #6
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I ordered a bluray from England (MotoGP 2012 Review) and it says on the back of the bluray: "Region Code - 0 All Regions." But when I put the disc in my Pioneer Elite bdp-23FD player it says it's a "B Region" disc on the tv screen and it won't play.

http://www.dukevideo.com/prd1776/Mot...Review-Blu-ray

Is there anything I can do to watch the disc on my bd player?
Do you have a PC Bluray player to test it?

Does the Bluray disc itself have any code designations -- the A-B-C hexagons with 1 letter or all 3 codes?

The designation "Region Code - 0 All Regions" sounds like a DVD scheme and I've never seen a Bluray use that terminology. It's possible that the DVD is/was all region (probably still PAL though) and they just ported the artwork over the the Bluray art. Where did the information that the disc was Region Free come from.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:31 AM   #7
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Do you have a PC Bluray player to test it?

Does the Bluray disc itself have any code designations -- the A-B-C hexagons with 1 letter or all 3 codes?

The designation "Region Code - 0 All Regions" sounds like a DVD scheme and I've never seen a Bluray use that terminology. It's possible that the DVD is/was all region (probably still PAL though) and they just ported the artwork over the the Bluray art. Where did the information that the disc was Region Free come from.
I've seen some studios use the region 0 and other dvd region codes for their blu-ray releases before. For example, Metrodome used the DVD region 2 coding symbol for the Days of Glory blu-ray release as seen in the picture below:

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Old 02-08-2013, 12:53 PM   #8
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Do you have a PC Bluray player to test it?

Does the Bluray disc itself have any code designations -- the A-B-C hexagons with 1 letter or all 3 codes?
It says all of this on the back of the box:

Running time:
207 mins

Picture Format:
Colour
Blu-ray
SYSTEM 16:9

Region Code:
0 ALL REGIONS

Sound Format:
STEREO
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The designation "Region Code - 0 All Regions" sounds like a DVD scheme and I've never seen a Bluray use that terminology. It's possible that the DVD is/was all region (probably still PAL though) and they just ported the artwork over the the Bluray art. Where did the information that the disc was Region Free come from.
It's not a movie studio film production. It's a sports disc that shot the 2012 MotoGP Championship. I got the disc from England. It's not sold in the U.S.

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #9
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Default ******oppopioneer *****

Get a word with Amazon who sold you the item.
There are laws about the item not being as described, like you are experiencing. Called false advertising or misrepresentation.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #10
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yeah, talk to the seller. I have some region free blurays from Britian and they play no problem so it might have been mislabeld as region free or the seller may be trying to pull a fast one.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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I ordered the bluray from Grand Prix Legends:

http://www.grandprixlegends.com/book...12-bluray.html

Is there any way to get the disc to play on my bd player? Any code I can type into the bd player in the settings?
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:35 PM   #12
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I ordered the bluray from Grand Prix Legends:

http://www.grandprixlegends.com/book...12-bluray.html

Is there any way to get the disc to play on my bd player? Any code I can type into the bd player in the settings?
No.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #13
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yeah, talk to the seller. I have some region free blurays from Britian and they play no problem so it might have been mislabeld as region free or the seller may be trying to pull a fast one.
Are you using a region free bluray player? I'm using a Pioneer Elite 23FD.

I just emailed the distributor to let them know that the back of the bd box said "0 All Regions" but when I tried to play the disc it says: "B Region". I'll have to wait for the response.

Their customer service has been great. I ordered it back in December and they told me they didn't have the product I was ordering in at that time and wouldn't charge me till it's shipped and sent me around 3 to 4 emails keeping me up to date of the process.
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