Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 01:37:26PM +0100, Roland Smith wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 12:46:03AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > > 
> > >   Do any of you guys know why the DVD version of HIGH NOON won't play on 
> > > my
> > >   computers?  I've tried everything I can think of.  Zero.   I watched the
> > >   *original* in the theater (I think); then have watched the tape in '98,
> > >   and the DVD just now.  I'm not that nutty to waste a DVD-R on it; I'm
> > >   just wondering my none of my players won't play it.
> > 
> > Different region? Most players are locked to a certain region, and won't
> > play disks from other regions. Although it is possible to install
> > upgraded or modified firmware that removes the region encoding, that
> > usually needs a windows program. And it can brick your player when done
> > incorrectly.

>       I just realized that last night the DVD jumped right into the Start of
>       the film.  No FBI threats of extraordinary rendition to those who would
>       copy, no pre-list of places to jump to.  The extra features were at the
>       end, only.  So it's probably a bad disc.  

There are quite a few discs that do that by design, especially older ones.

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