This question asks how to play Region-2 DVDs in the USA. Is this on-topic?

Is there a way to see Zone 2 in the USA?

My immediate reaction is that it is clearly not on topic; but then I realized I don't know where else to send the question. Superuser would be great, if he was asking how to play on a computer, but non-computer questions on this topic are off-topic there (example).

If/when a home theater site goes live, that would be the obvious place for such a question.

Do we want to allow such questions here? Or is this site strictly about the movies themselves?

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  • FYI: just because a question doesn't have a place elsewhere, doesn't mean it shouldn't be closed. So if its off-topic (and I believe it is) then it should be closed – Ivo Flipse Dec 7 '11 at 22:10
  • @IvoFlipse: I agree with that. – Flimzy Dec 7 '11 at 22:11
  • Personally, I think this is off-topic. I'll put this in an answer if you want people to vote on that. – iandotkelly Dec 7 '11 at 22:13
  • @iandotkelly: Sounds like a good idea :) – Flimzy Dec 7 '11 at 22:14
  • Perhaps we should bundle this one (and similar discussions) in the FAQ question – Ivo Flipse Dec 7 '11 at 22:14
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    @IvoFlipse: IMO, we should hash out the fine points here, then when a consensus is reached, it would be appropriate to add that to the FAQ question. – Flimzy Dec 7 '11 at 22:15
  • @Flimzy I'm not sure what other consensus you need. Ian has answered with 6+ 0- and no comments. If someone disagrees they should be down voting or commenting. – phwd Dec 8 '11 at 23:36
  • @Alonzo: At the time I made that comment, there were no answers here. – Flimzy Dec 8 '11 at 23:40
  • Understood, I should have checked the timestamps. – phwd Dec 8 '11 at 23:49

I believe the purpose of this group is to discuss the content of movies, and not the formats themselves.

I believe asking questions about how technology affects the content of the movies would be on-topic (for example 3D is the most obvious recent innovation, but Sound and Color are earlier ones).

This question which is purely about a format related issue which has no bearing on the content of the movie would therefore be off topic.

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