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nick vassil
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Can you watch American-made DVDs in Japan? Until recently, l thought DVDs were compatible worldwide but since then heard otherwise.
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Lots of DVD's are Region coded. This mainly applies to movies. Most of the magic DVD's that I have or have seen say that they are NOT region coded. If a DVD is region coded it will only play in a DVD player that has the correct region codec chip installed. I hope this is what you were after.
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Koji Takada
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Hi Nick

The Region code of American-Made DVD is No.1, but Japanese one is No.2. Therefore, we can watch only No.2 and Region-Free made DVD on Japanese DVD player.

Koji(Have you got the good JP magicians videos in Tokyo?)
Dave Egleston
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I've got a computer nerd friend who says it only takes a couple of minutes to reset the player to play any encoded DVD.

Obviously I don't worry about it - if it's not made in America - to heck with it!

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The DVD Reviewer Website contains instructions on how to alter many DVD players in order to play DVDs from multiple regions.

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My Bill Malone and Palms of Steel 2 DVDs work just fine on my parents' Japanese DVD player. And in some of the bigger magic shop (i.e. Ton Onosaka's Magic Land and Shigeo Futagawa's Magic House) sell American magic DVDs, so they should be compatible in Japan.

The bigger problem you need to watch out for are the burned DVD-Rs, DVD-RWs and DVD+R magic videos. A lof of the older DVD players have trouble with those.

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