Originally Posted by Mojo
This whole thing really is a shame. I would have thought with the advent of illegal downloads etc companies would be trying to increase the sales of Blu-rays by making them more accessable to everyone, thus counteracting illegal sales.
I've no interest in downloads or buying copies off some bloke in the pub - I'd rather have the best legal copies available. And to do that I want to play them on the best Blu-ray player I can afford. I may be wrong, but I imagine a lot of these multi region Blu-ray players aren't exactly built to last, so I don't want to invest in one that ends up being a bad buy. And to 'upgrade' my Sony player will cost about £200, so that can piss off.
Why don't these companies see past short term profits for long term gains? Or is it just me?
Completely agree. It's this locked region, backwards thinking that got DVD piracy going in the first place.
Personally I want my DVDs nice and legal from companies like Arrow. Locking into a region just keeps some people from buying and others sends them to some site to download the thing.
You'd think with wanting to truly get blu-ray over as the next format the first thing to do would be to get rid of the region lock.