Site Columns By Christian
September 26, 2002 - 3:39 AM

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When I bought my Xbox, I never realised how much of a cost-saver the thing would turn out to be. One of the main reasons I bought it was because the only DVD player I had was my laptop, and I wanted to be able to watch DVDs on TV too. Amazon listed a prodect that would allow me to watch Region 1 DVDs once it came out a few weeks after the Xbox's release, and so all seemed fine.

However, since then this product (Region X Free, I think it's called) has been postponed several times already, and last time I checked it wouldn't be released at the end of the year. At first I was quite annoyed about this, but as the region 1 DVD release lists started filling up, the benefits became ever more apparent. On November 5 alone, for instance, the first seasons of Once and Again, Felicity, and Sports Night will all be released in luxurious box sets, while three weeks earlier Law & Order's first season will get the same treatment.

If I'd been able to watch theose DVDs, I undoubtedly would have bought all those box sets (and even now I may still buy the Once and Again box set, just to make sure the final two seasons will also be released). But now I may actually have a chance of saving a bit of money. If only I had a way of making sure I won't give in to the temptation of spending that money on a proper Region 1-enabled player once I've saved enough...

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