Anime DVD Release FAQ & Technical Issues
With DVD, as with all new technologies, there are always a few technical issues to be worked out before everything can be perfect - especially with Anime DVD's!
We've created this page to serve as a forum to answer frequently asked questions regarding Anime DVD releases, and to share any technical bulletins and information that is released by the manufacturers.
7-1-06 - Technical Bulletin:
ESCAFLOWNE (ANIME LEGENDS) BOXED SET
ESCAFLOWNE (ANIME LEGENDS) BOXED SET EXCHANGE
7-1-06 - Technical Bulletin: DOKI
DOKI VOL #3 DVD
Some of you have been reporting defective Doki Doki #3 DVD's, and Geneon has
announced they have setup an exchange program. Direct from Geneon comes the
9-9-03 - Technical Bulletin:
Yu Yu Hakusho TV Series, Vol #13, Genkai's Test DVD (Uncut)
Funimation has now confirmed a widely reported problem with some YuYu Hakusho Vol #13 DVD in which the subtitles on the Japanese language track are reversed for episodes 44 & 45.
If you have a disk that has this problem, you can get your disk replaced by contacting Todd King at Funimation directly at email@example.com
sure when you e-mail him that you include the text "YYH 13 Return"
in your e-mail's subject line, and you give your name, address, and the retailer
you purchased the disk from in the body of your e-mail.
7-19-03 - Technical Bulletin:
El Hazard, the
Wanderers DVD Boxed Set
Did you get a defective El Hazard TV Series DVD #3: Winds of War in your El Hazard Box Set? Pioneer Entertainment has official announced a product recall for the El Hazard Box.
If you have a defective El Hazard DVD Boxed set, you should contact Deluxe Digital Media Services directly at 1-800-538-3601.
consumer who calls this number will have their defective discs replaced directly
to them without having to deal with returning the product to their retailer.
This offer will be available until 12/31/03.
In the mean time, we have also pulled all El hazard Wanderers DVD Boxes from our
shelves, and we are expecting replacement fixed boxed sets to arrive within 10
days. The new, corrected boxed sets will include a 10th anniversary sticker
7-1-03 - Technical Bulletin:
Voices of a Distant Star
As many viewers have noticed, Voices of a Distant Star is unfortunately missing the alternate Japanese track, along with a few other items listed in the extras. Today ADV has addressed the issue with a replacement program, as follows:
1) E-Mail ADV customer service at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your
name, e-mail, and shipping address.
Please be sure to complete the form fully, carefully and legibly to hasten the return process. All questions on the Voices of a Distant Star replacement program should be sent to email@example.com.
There are 8 regions (also called "locales"). Players and discs are identified by the region number superimposed on a world globe printed on the disk or the disk case. If a disc plays in more than one region it will have more than one number on the globe.
Some players can be modified to play discs regardless of their regional codes. This usually voids the warranty, but is probably not illegal. Some discs, such as those from Buena Vista/Touchstone/Miramax, MGM/Universal, and Polygram contain program code that checks for the proper region. These "smart discs" that do active region checking won't play on code-free players that have their region set to 0, but they can be played on code-switchable players that allow you to change the region using the remote control. They may also not work on auto-switching players that recognize and match the disc region.
Regional codes also apply to DVD-ROM systems, but are allowed for use only with DVD-Video discs, not DVD-ROM discs containing computer software. Computer playback systems check for regional codes before playing movies from a DVD-Video. Newer "RPC2" DVD-ROM drives let you change the region code several times. Once a drive has reached the limit (usually 5 changes) it can't be changed again unless the vendor or manufacturer resets it. The Drive Info utility can tell you if you have an RPC2 drive (it will say "This drive has region protection"). Drive Info and information about circumventing. After December 31, 1999, only RPC Phase II drives will be manufactured.
Regional codes do not apply to DVD-Audio.
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