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Old 11-28-2019, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Question About Region Coding and Specs; Are These Blu-Rays Region Free or Region B?

The UK Amazon product page for the Blu-Ray set of The Sarah Jane Adventures Series Four ( ) says that it's Region Free and under 'Product Description' says "Blu-ray/Region All pressing." But above 'Customers who viewed this item also viewed', it says "Please note that this product will not play on US spec 60i Blu-ray players as the Blu-ray discs are authored to UK 50i specs."

This looks like a contradiction to me. Is it? If it's authored to UK 50i specs, isn't that the same as being Region B/2-locked instead of Region Free? Or is the note a mistake on Amazon's part, and it will play on US spec 60i players after all?

Also, the product page for Series Five ( ) says both "Region: Region B/2" and "Blu-ray/Region All pressing." And its page here on ( ) says "Playback: Region Free". So which is it? Is Amazon right or is right?
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Old 12-16-2019, 09:53 PM   #2
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Some region A players can play 50Hz content. It is separate from region coding.

Both Amazon and are correct. It is a region-free disc with 50Hz content. It will play on some region A players, but only if they support 50Hz.
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Old 12-16-2019, 11:49 PM   #3
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Penguin Infinity is right. It is a separate issue from region coding. It's more of an issue related to NTSC/PAL differences, which can effect some content on a Blu-Ray depending on how it is formatted.

For instance, a few years go I imported the complete series of Parker Lewis Can't Lose from Germany. It was one of their SD (standard def) on Blu-Ray releases, which basically lets them put a ton of content on as few discs as possible.

Thought it was marked as region free, I found that I had some problems getting it to work in some of my players. At first I also thought it was a region coding issue, posted about it on here, and had someone point out that the episodes are 50hz formatted. I looked up 50hz compatible players, and found that the PS4 is one that is compatible (I don't usually use mine for watching Blu-Rays or DVDs, which is why it wasn't a player that I tested it on in the first place). I tried it and it worked.
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:40 AM   #4
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So is anyone familiar with my player model and whether it would have trouble with 50 hz discs?

It says 60 hertz in the description, but could just mean its 50 hz capability isn't mentioned, not necessarily that it has trouble with it.
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