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Offline Perla

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Bringing DVDs & CDs
« on: November 20, 2017, 03:57:05 PM »
Hello,

on our flight to Manila we noticed that on the Customs declaration DVDs & CDs
were classed as "regulated".

My husband would like to bring his large collection of DVDs (classic war films, documentaries, British & German comedy, music videos, NO PORN!) & CDs into the country.

Does anybody have experience with bringing DVDs & CDs?
We have already reduced our cd collection by three quarters.

Thanks for your input.

Kind regards,

Perla

Offline copusmaximus

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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 11:29:26 PM »
i did bring about 200 cd/dvd in a balakbian box from canada no problems at customs just declare them on paperwork and ship door to door ( lbs i found best for this) list contents below a total 500$ i believe is the limit per box . others here might have beter advice .

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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 09:38:27 AM »
I have bringing mine thru balakbayan shipments and some when I fly back to the states...  I still have the majority of mine in storage and waiting to ship them with other personal items and heirlooms once we build our house. Never had any issues.
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Offline starrt

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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 11:20:19 AM »
Hi Perla,

As corpusmaximus mentioned, I too shipped my CD's and DVD's via LBS without any issues.

The only thing to remember is that DVD players are region locked, so DVD's made for the North American market will not play on a DVD player for the Asian market.  You will have to find, online as I did, the unlock code for the manufacturer of the DVD player in order to use the North American, or European, DVD's.

Thomas

Offline suzukig1

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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 05:04:29 PM »
Many DVD and Blu-Ray DVD players sold in the PHL are multi region (not locked).  Just take a dvd with you to test it when you go and buy a dvd or blu-ray player.

https://www.lazada.com.ph/sony-bdp-s6500-multi-region-blu-ray-dvd-region-free-player-110-240volts-intl-34531772.html?spm=a2o4l.category.products-list.28.43b6e1998LjdqF&ff=1&time=1511254793&sc=EXcU

Sony BDP-S6500 Multi Region Blu-ray DVD Region Free Player
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Offline David690

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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 09:32:15 PM »
Many DVD and Blu-Ray DVD players sold in the PHL are multi region (not locked).  Just take a dvd with you to test it when you go and buy a dvd or blu-ray player.

https://www.lazada.com.ph/sony-bdp-s6500-multi-region-blu-ray-dvd-region-free-player-110-240volts-intl-34531772.html?spm=a2o4l.category.products-list.28.43b6e1998LjdqF&ff=1&time=1511254793&sc=EXcU

Sony BDP-S6500 Multi Region Blu-ray DVD Region Free Player

Thanks for the link Suzukig.  I've been looking for a Samsung M9500 4K Blu Ray player and found it on there at a great price.
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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 01:31:02 AM »
DVD's are so 2000's, LOL
Why not just copy them onto a hard drive?
I have 100's if not a thousand movies on my computers and a big external drive, and all my DVD's have been sitting in a box in the garage collecting dust.
It doesn't take all that long to transfer them to a hard drive.
It's been years since i ripped a disc, but I think I used "Any DVD Converter".
I'm sure there are comparable progeams out there if that one is not around.
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Offline BudM

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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 01:37:34 AM »
I still use an 8 track for my music.  Hard to come by now though.  I see a lot of people are going back to vinyl.  Maybe I will do that too.
Whatever floats your boat.

Offline JoeLP

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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 07:13:53 PM »
I still use an 8 track for my music.  Hard to come by now though.  I see a lot of people are going back to vinyl.  Maybe I will do that too.
My ex swears by vinyl and had 2 turntables setup in our house and 100s of records.  She hated garage sales for everything else, but would stop for records.
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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 01:11:21 AM »
I wholeheartedly agree with Rufus. Transfer all your DVD's and CD's to an external hard drive. Then you have no worries about compatibility or confiscation. I recently bought an external drive and copied 5 entire hard drives from my older computers onto it. I now have my entire 20+ years computer history in one spot. Photos, videos, PDF files, DOCs, etc are all on the external drive that travels in it's own hardshell case. When I take photos while on vacation I immediately transfer all the photos to the external drive, keeping my camera card clear for new pics.
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Offline Mike_the_Fritz

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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2018, 02:17:16 PM »
G'day,

in the meantime my wife and I have successfully relocated to the Philippines.

We had no problem bringing my large library, 1,000 dvds &
400 cds untaxed.


However the total customs fee for our container amounted to 95,000 Pesos!

We had to sign an affidavit that our household items were only meant for
personal use and not meant to be sold as merchandise.


Kind regards,


Michael Wackers

Offline BudM

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Re: Bringing DVDs & CDs
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 04:42:03 PM »
Quote from: BudM on November 22, 2017, 01:37:34 AM
I still use an 8 track for my music.  Hard to come by now though.  I see a lot of people are going back to vinyl.  Maybe I will do that too.
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My ex swears by vinyl and had 2 turntables setup in our house and 100s of records.  She hated garage sales for everything else, but would stop for records.

I was bs'ing on that Joe although it took me longer to go to cassettes than most and on and on.  Hence, I was always one of the last to change over on everything.  Hell, I am still plugging a 10 year old iPod Nano in to my  vehicle since I am illiterate with smart phones.  Not bs'ing about that.
Whatever floats your boat.

 


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