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As of now there is no Official confirmation from Sony India but its believed that as soon as their stocks lasts then only they would be able to import slim and sell it officially in India.
Sumit, not sure if you are comfortable buying off ebay. If you are, then my post here might be useful to you. FYI, today is the last day to avail this deal after which it might be above 20k. My PS3 slim will be here in a day or two (it will be shipped only today due to diwali holidays).
Am I missing something? Why do you need region C?Thanks Teky for the info.
Santhosh, I am comfortable buying off internet. But, buying ps3 now will give me region A for BR. I want region C as in India region. I would have bought PS3 a long time ago if ebay was selling region C.
Am I missing something? Why do you need region C?
The reason why I wanted Region A was because I can get Blurays from abroad and most people I know travel either from US or Singapore, Malaysia etc. All these countries are Region A.
Sontosh I don't want to disapoint you but the time has come when there a good penetration of BLU RAY titles on our shores and they are cheaper than their American Cousins because of organised retailing and bulk buying advantage over individual buying. An eg: a Blu Ray of QOS from Amazon would cost around 1200 bucks after shipping and you have to wait for almost a month to watch it whereas the same is avaliable for 1000 Rs here in India without any wait and its Region locked to C.
So its makes sense now to either buy a region free blu ray player or a region C machine.
Thanks Ashish. Best would be to have a region free player. Otherwise, options become really limited. I also plan to rent movies from a lending library and I am told that most movies there are either A, C or region-free. Subhash bought two BD players(A & C) because of this. If this becomes too much of a problem for me, I'll just buy a BD-Rom drive for my PC and copy the movie to the Hard Disk and play it via the PS3 or xStreamer.
I am also praying that one of the things that will happen is a region-free soft/hard hack for the Slim PS3.
Thanks Ashish, you have a point. In Audio CDs and DVDs, there is a marked difference in the quality of audio and video when it is bought abroad. Has this changed with Blu Ray? I have no experience with Blu Ray, hence the question.
Yes Sumit, US has some fabulous deals sometimes. Also, we can get entire TV-series.
There is no difference between the BDs in India and Imported and this I can say after testing almost 40 BDs from India as well as abroad.
The 160 GB version is currently unavailable in the format compatible with India. The new slim, 120 GB PS3 will be launched in the Indian market in Nov 09 and is dependent on the normal logistics cycle. As of now, we plan to launch the new slim 120 GB PS3 at the same price of the current 80 GB model i.e. INR 19990/-. But while one will be getting two free games with the PS3 80 GB model, the new slim 120 GB PS3 model will be available unbundled i.e. without any free game software along with it.[/B]
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@ Ashish (not Ashish Ji) - What about our all powerful censor board? Won't the BDs available here go through their holier than thou scissors?
Eggjactly,we will have the BDs go through the painful process of cutting and alteration :lol:
Offcourse they pass through censor board certification but its only displayed on the covers of the disks rather than the disk itself. i.e when we play regular Indian DVD's which have passed through censor board certification, they show a copy of the censor certificate on the screen before the start of the movie but this hasn't been the case with Blu Ray's yet and this led me to assume that the disks are imported and only the covers are printed here in India. Its this reason that most of the titles which has nudity or any censor objectinable material is not released in India, best eg: Watchmen, The Wrestler, The Informers and they might not be able to make it officially in India and specially on blu ray disks.
Yes,afterall the new PS3 is 33% slimmer :lol: