Hello!

 

Sorry if this has been covered anywhere else, but does anyone know if the Goin' Your Way blu-ray release will be able to be played in the US? Is it region-free?

 

Thanks!

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I hope so!  According to everything I've read (including on another post on the board), it's a region-free release. Fingers crossed - now I just wait for the postal carrier to arrive.

 

I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for a release in the US or Canada.  I think it is unlikely that will happen.  I just received my copy today.  The DVD does play on my computer but not in my DVD player.  I kind of expected that.  I haven't tried the Blu-ray but I would expect the same results.  The only problem is that I can't play Blu-ray on my computer.  I am hoping to someday find the means to be able to do that.  I am also enjoying the CD version.

 

Info about the region issue was posted on Neil's website.  Here's the link from and the info.

 

I live in the US and am patiently waiting for my copy to arrive.

 

http://neilfinn.com/2013/10/ne...kelly-goin-your-way/

 

"Please note that Going’ Your Way will be released in Australia and New Zealand only, but the site above ships internationally.
The DVD and Blu-Ray are both Region free. Customers in US, Canada, Japan and other NTSC countries should check that your player and TV can handle the PAL 50 hz frame rate (1080/50i for the Blu-Ray)."

WTF, DVD is region 4 and won't play on my DVD player (I live in US). It will will play on my computer but only if I switch it to region 4 and get message that I can only switch regions 3 more times!

Will someday upgrade to multi-region blu-ray dvd player, so guess I can at least look forward to that...

Mikelm, I am not sure if you have to worry to much about that.  I know I got that message the first time I played Enz with a Bang, but then I never got it again.  Believe me, I have played that DVD many, many, many times.

Thx Jman, will do that.  But, get Region 4 message with both DVD player and computer.  Curious whether or not others in US having similar problem.

Mikelm, I live in the US too.  I have't received my Deluxe Edition yet.  Will let you know   how it plays on my computer etc.  In the meantime, does your computer have the correct DVD settings in place?  Isn't there a way to reset them?  Good luck.

Mbtrunk... I have a bluray player but no disc!  !!!! Would love it if it is still available. Let me know where you are and what I need to do!

I am in the US and this will not play for me either.

 

This is weird because while my player plays both NTSC and PAL "region free" DVDs with no further hassle, it also lets me play PAL DVDs from other regions (i.e., the discs are not region free) by typing in a code on my remote.  This works perfectly fine for me with other DVDs (including a brand new release from the UK - region 2), but not with this one.  I get the "Check Region Code" message (as I do with all DVDs from other regions - which tells me this disc is NOT region free), but entering the code that always works to get around that does not help.

 

Something seems really wrong here.

 

Bummer.  That was an awful lot of money to spend on a drink coaster.  

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Originally Posted by brownie:

I am in the US and this will not play for me either.

 

This is weird because while my player plays both NTSC and PAL "region free" DVDs with no further hassle, it also lets me play PAL DVDs from other regions (i.e., the discs are not region free) by typing in a code on my remote.  This works perfectly fine for me with other DVDs (including a brand new release from the UK - region 2), but not with this one.  I get the "Check Region Code" message (as I do with all DVDs from other regions - which tells me this disc is NOT region free), but entering the code that always works to get around that does not help.

 

Something seems really wrong here.

 

Bummer.  That was an awful lot of money to spend on a drink coaster.  

 

Did you try your computer?  It works on mine but I have had to leave my computer DVD drive in region 4.  It sucks but it works for me since the only DVDs that I play on my computer are the non-NA ones.  Something to consider I guess.

 

Originally Posted by amjfrenz:
Did you try your computer?  It works on mine but I have had to leave my computer DVD drive in region 4.  It sucks but it works for me since the only DVDs that I play on my computer are the non-NA ones.  Something to consider I guess.


No, I haven't tried my computer, and I don't really want to.  I have previously experienced the thing mikelm cited about having only a certain number of times to change region code on the computer and don't want to screw that up.  I can't leave my computer DVD drive in region 4 because I don't typically play region 4 DVDs on my computer!

I have so many music DVDs from Australia that give me no issue (all the Finn/CH/Enz ones plus a Hoodoo Gurus DVD I bought at a JB HiFi in Sydney), so I'm questioning why this one is such a problem.  I'm hoping I can find another workaround for this.

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Reading through the posts here, it honestly sounds like a simple manufacturing fault to me. If the manufacturers scream "region free" yet frenz outside of Australia and New Zealand are having this kind of region troubles, it sounds as if something went haywire at the disc programming and burning stage of production.

 

It might just be the first batch of DVDs OR all the discs could be affected.

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