September 3rd, 2003, 07:42 PM
Land of the Rising Sun
I am going to Japan soon and was wondering if there is any software/hardware that I can pick up there that maybe difficult to get here. I AM NOT INTERESTED IN PIRATED GOODS! So please don't suggest them. For example when I get back I want to build my own box. Can I get some good hardware there or am I better off to buy here. Of course security will be a concern for a home network.
September 3rd, 2003, 07:45 PM
Well I know that when a friend of mine went over that way a while back he could buy DVD's for 5 dollars. WIndows XP for 45 dollars.
But I don't know what you can buy over there really. Maybe you can find some good motherboards/ HD's/ CD-RW's DVD-RW's.
All in all though It would probably be the same buying from here. The only difference being your supporting the American Econom when you buy from here.
September 3rd, 2003, 07:51 PM
I absolutely believe in buying American goods, but I had to ask as there maybe something there that is perfectly legal here but just not available as an American product.
September 4th, 2003, 01:52 PM
Cheyenne1212 > It's not a good idea to buy Japanese DVD's, unless you have a region code-free player.
There are 6 region codes:
Region 1: US and Canada
Region 2: Europe, Japan, Middle East, South Africa
Here's a list of countries for the rest of the regions.
Since most Japanese DVD's are region 2, and most American DVD-players are set to only play region 1 DVD's, you might find yourself with an unplayable DVD... unless you apply one of the numerous hacks to make your player region-free, of course.