|Quote: To be fair, it has been made clear that the DVD is only avaliable on PAL (Region2) format. As it is, you will basically need a PAL *compatible* or multi-region DVD player to play the disc. Have you ...|
I am a long time fan of this musical work but I am just discovering the recent developments like the 2006 and 2007 live performances.
Well, as you might imagine I am dying to see them but I am also one of those weird 'mericans with our weird NTSC video standard. Seems very strange that in 2008 we still can't simply purchase and watch each others programs. : P
So is there an official recommendation for those of us that don't have hackable players and don't want to buy additional hardware? Should we wait for a NTSC version?
Any other work around seems messy and would likely not be supported let alone allowed by the licence as it might include "ripping" the video, (from a legitimately purchased DVD mind you, as a musician myself, I support artists.) then converting it to NTSC before burning it back to a disk that would be playable in our players.
I think that is possible anyway...
Oh, I have a NTSC PS3 for playing DVDs so as near as I can tell there are no hacks to get it to play other regions disks. I'm not totally sure I would want to go messing with that anyway.
Hmmm, just had a thought, I have a TV with HDMI inputs and I often hook my Mac straight into one of those via a DVI to HDMI cable. I wonder if there are any software based players that will handle the disk on a Macbook Pro sold in the US?
I will have to look into that.