They're not all region locked. Some are region free or region A/B. According to some other site about two-thirds of all Blu-ray titles are region free, and wikipedia says about 70% are region-free (in 2009).Quote:
Originally Posted by rdoac /t/1419803/moving-to-europe-and-need-help#post_22242919
Forgot to say. All DVD's and Blurays will be region locked between Europe and the US. If you're taking a collection with you, take a player which works on the voltage, and if you'll buy there, you'll need another player.. (Or jump through hoops and try and get a region free one..)
Originally Posted by rdoac /t/1419803/moving-to-europe-and-need-help#post_22242905
I brought my Euro Tv back to the US from Italy without too many issues - apart from the tuner. Most modern TV's will do 50 and 60Hz and a lot also are switchable from 100-240V (but check).
Originally Posted by sneals2000 /t/1419803/moving-to-europe-and-need-help#post_22266255
Enjoy Naples. I spent a great couple of weeks in Rome (which I know is very different) working for an Italian TV channel. Very enjoyable - also one of the most bizarre weeks of my career...
Originally Posted by holl_ands /t/1419803/moving-to-europe-and-need-help#post_22270213
Unless you understand rapid-fire Italian (or intend to) you might want to simply watch
AFN on your "US ONLY" HDTV...which MAY include a few local Italian channels.
But if you want to watch OTA DVB-T, you'll need to either 1) buy a DVB-T capable
HDTV upon arrival in Italy (which MIGHT be usable upon return to U.S....or resell it)
or alternatively 2) buy a MULTI-SYSTEM HDTV which supports 50 Hz refresh rates
for DVB-T OTA and "PAL" I/F for Euro STB & DVD Players and 60 Hz "NTSC" refresh
rates on various I/F's (Video, S-Video, Component & HDMI). But in the links below,
I didn't find ANY fully Universal set that would do BOTH ATSC and DVB-T OTA....only
one or the other.
You should read through fol. U.S. to Euro HDTV thread (esp. my posts):
And check out UNIVERSAL HDTV and UNIVERSAL Blu-Ray Player links,
et. al. in the fol. similar U.S. to Australia HDTV thread (esp. my posts):
Note that there are many "flavors" of OTA DVB-T, so if you decide to buy a set in Italy,
make sure it ALSO supports as many other country "flavors" as possible, in case you find
yourself relocated again...
and BTW, Japan & China are entirely DIFFERENT OTA systems...
You should also be aware that Europe is just now introducing the "DVB-T2" enhancement,
so you might want to inquire as to WHEN it will be available in your area and if it makes
sense to look for a compatible new HDTV....or use a compatible OTA STB....which probably
only outputs 50 Hz type interfaces....unless they've improved their STBs since last I looked.