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Bill, I was afraid that all of that commentary on aspect ratios would be confusing—I was briefly under a misapprehension myself :oops: . But the matter of aspect ratios has nothing to do with the question of playing German DVDs elsewhere. An “anamorphic wide-screen” DVD, which is apparently what is meant on Amazon Germany by the simple designation “16:9”, will play on ordinary DVD players and television sets, and the picture will be splendid. :) The current Winnetou DVDs are of this kind. The “anamorphic wide-screen” feature simply means that extra picture resolution will be available to those who have 16:9 wide-screen television sets. My mistake was in assuming that the “16:9” designation on Amazon meant that the DVDs were not in the full original wide-screen format, whereas in fact, they are! This is a good thing. 8)

All you need be concerned about are the television standard and the region code, as I discussed in the initial message. Since Germany and Australia both use the PAL television standard, your only problem to solve is that of the region code. Germany is in Region 2, and you are located in Region 4. You will need a “region-free” DVD player, or one that has been re-programmed to the region-free mode, using codes like those on the web-page cited in my first message. Amongst player brands, Philips is of good quality, and codes are available on-line for many of their players. In fact, you could choose a DVD player on the basis of code availability.

To give an example: I reside in the U.S., in Region 1, which has the NTSC television standard, yet I play the German Region 2 Winnetou DVDs without any trouble. I chose a Philips DVP 642 player, which converts PAL to NTSC, and for which a region-free code was available on the VideoHelp web-page. It took but a few moments to enter the code, and now my DVD player plays DVDs from all over the world.

You could simply purchase one of those cheap Chinese region-free DVD players that you mentioned above. The cost is so low that even if the machine lasts only a year or two, you would have got your money’s worth out of it.

Marlies is expecting a package including some of these DVDs, and she may be able to offer her personal experience of playing them in Australia.


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Bill, I have been reading some articles on the internet, and it seems that the Australian government has made the sale of region-locked DVD players illegal, meaning that new DVD players sold in your country should be region-free already. Supposedly, most manufacturers have already complied, but Sony might be lagging behind. Why don’t you go to a good electronic equipment store and ask about the matter of region codes and DVD players? Your “problem” may already have been solved!

--Philip


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:43 am 
my own personal one hails from Moses' ark and the region code does present a problem ... but my girlfriend (also a Karl May fan) and I can get around that easily ... she's a whizz at that. My suggestion also is to buy a region-free DVD player. My own problem with that is, that the TV is over 20 years old and only has one (yes 1) hole at the back to plug in a plug ... it means that both the video player and the DVD player need around 8 double adaptors ... thank goodness for a technically savvy co-Karl May fan :D


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