The cover art for WWE Live in the UK: November 2011 will feature John Cena, Zack Ryder and The Miz. The DVD is a UK exclusive and will be released later this month.
The special feature on the 2-Disc DVD is…
One Night Only
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Dude Love
20th September, 1997
This week a fan asked Silver Vision on Twitter if they are releasing only selected WWE PPVs on Blu-ray format. Their answer was that they are releasing them all for the foreseeable future.
Great news for UK fans! Check out Silvervision.co.uk to buy the latest!
Also an interesting update if you’re not in the UK. The exclusive SummerSlam 2011 Blu-ray is supposedly region free, working on any player. Twitter user imdjluis reported it playing on a US Playstation 3 console, and as you may know the PS3 is locked for Blu-ray. No word yet if all new releases are the same.
Here is the official trailer for WWE Best PPV Matches 2011 on DVD & Blu-ray!
Best PPV Matches is available now on DVD and Blu-ray in the US and follows to the UK in March. WWEShop have put up packages to buy which include a T-Shirt.
Remember, throughout January you can get $5 any order at WWEShop in which you spend $30 or more. Just use our exclusive coupon code DVDWWE5 in their checkout to take advantage of the offer. Go to WWEShop and apply promo code.
Oddly, WSS have put up unofficial cover artwork for the TLC 2011 DVD. Even though their DVD prices are crazy, they are usually a good source to see the back covers slightly before release dates. We’ll bring pics of the real thing soon.
TLC is the next WWE DVD to be released, available January 17th in the US (order yours). There will be a Blu-ray released exclusively to UK/Europe, available here.
YouTuber LukeCage29 is selling over 40 WWE DVD’s from his collection on eBay USA, including recent releases like Shawn/Bret, and Anthology sets.
@Anon Yeah, Over the Limit and Capitol Punishment are two mediocre PPV’s, and aren’t worth purchasing unless your a big fan of Cena, or anyone that main evented.
Finally watched the Over the Limit blu ray. Pretty mediocre event. Orton vs Christian is very good. Cena vs Miz is pretty entertaining but the total lack of any logic in that match makes it hard to stomach. Cena gets destroyed by Miz and Riley the whole match then gets Miz in the STFU and Miz taps in 3 seconds. Truth and Mysterio is the only other above average match on the card.
I just recieved the over the limit blu ray in the mail. Hope to watch it in the next couple days. I will let you know what I think.
Anyone suggest purchasing 2011 Over The Limit Blu-Ray? I’ve heard many people say it was a horrible event and stay away from it, but it would be nice to have a North American exclusive Blu-Ray in the collection.
@Cody Schields Yeah I payed $19 something for the SummerSlam Blu-ray too. I also bought WWE Anthology CD set from Amazon UK, so it’s pretty neat they have the whole money converter thing.
On the price I paid for the blu rays through amazon uk, I believe it was in the $19.80 range on both. Amazon uk does have a currency converter that allows you to order in US dollars
excellent news. Thanks
YES! Going to import SummerSlam 2011 Blu-ray right now! Hope to everything Survivor Series 2011 is also region free so I can throw the crappy DVD in the trash.
I’m interested in everyone’s finding on upcoming blu rays, whether or not they are also region free. Is there someplace we can keep this thread going?
Hey Cody, how much did it cost approximately?
Thanks Cody! going to import Summerslam 2011 and Night of Champions from amazon uk.
I assume Hell in a Cell and the rest going forward are going to be region free. Definitely looking forward to getting Survivor Series and TLC.
Just got my silvervision Night of Champions 2011 blu ray from amazon uk
and it is region free. I checked it on my US PS3, and a Sony Region A player, and it played fine on both players.
I’m probably not gonna toy with mine, and just hope the blurays are now region free.
I got that info from fixya.com. If anyone wants to see if your player can be changed, go to that website and search for your model number. You might be able to find a way to convert the player over to region free.
Mostly DVD players have the region free change by remote, but it does not damage the player since the manufactures use that.
Blu-ray players rarely have change through remote (mostly the cheap ones) but majority have to have a hardware mod which automatically void the warranty.
Any updates? I was going to import SummerSlam ’11 but I wanna get more updates on this. So anxious…
I checked my player. I have a Panasonic DMP-BD75P-K that plays blu-rays marked with region A code only… and plays DVD’s marked with region 1 or all.
I checked Silvervision and they all have region B formats so I hope going forward the blu-rays will be region free.
I did print out instructions on how to hack the player but I don’t want to take a chance and screw it up. One of the people who commented said you can use the players remote to make the changes. I don’t know if I want to do that though….
did a few tests this morning to further this region free story. I had already reported my silvervision copy of Summerslam 2011 on blu ray worked fine on my US PS3. I tried it on my region A sony standalone blu ray player this morning and it works on there too. I also decided to give my silvervision blu rays of Royal Rumble 2009 and SummerSlam 2009 a try on my US PS3 and region A sony standalone blu ray player and those two did not work on either player. So as far as I can tell, Rumble 09 and Summerslam 09 are region B locked, and Summerslam 11 is region free. Should hopefully get Silvervision blu ray of Night of Champions 11 in the next couple days and I will let you know my results on that when I get it.
I love blu-rays mostly because of the extras on them. I like how they have contract signings, buildups, etc so you can see what led up to the PPV matches. Stuff you’ll probably never see released any other way. Now Im interested in SummerSlam 2011 because of the Punk contract signing and Nashs’ return.
I totally agree, North America looks to be only getting Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania this year and Silvervision confirmed they will release every 2012 ppv on Blu-ray…if they are indeed region free would love to import the ppvs that we would not be getting.
So far couple people have confirmed with Summerslam 2011, but let’s see the verdict on Night of Champions. If that is region-free, then great move by Silvervision to attract buyers from outside Europe.
I’ve been thinking about ordering WWE PPV blu-rays from Silvervision but I haven’t checked my player to see which different regions it plays. Hopefully it plays the UK releases.
May be I’ll do a test with the SilverVision WWE SummerSlam 2011 BD. If it plays on my Panasonic DMP-BD80, I’ll report back here with my result.
It’s difficult to find Blu-ray players from big companies (Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, etc.) that offer region free compatibility out of the box. The Blu-ray Disc Association forbid companies to have region free codes or accessibility on the players for the risk of having their license to manufacture players removed.
For DVD players that wasn’t the case, companies like Panasonic and Samsung had codes where you had to press to unlock region free.
To get region free Blu-ray players, third parties would have to install a hardware mod by opening and soldering which automatically void the warranty.
Some smaller companies that sell cheap BD player have options to unlock like the Insignia from Best Buy and Seiki from Walmart Canada but those players are absolute garbage.
From what i read the easiest region free BD/DVD player is the Oppo BDP-93 which you have to buy a region free kit not endorsed by Oppo and installs in the back of the player that doesn’t void the warranty. It’s an expensive player at $500 but i read it’s one of the best in the market.
Has anybody tried them on a Panasonic Blu-ray Player? I have a Panasonic DMP-BD80 Blu-ray Player. I’d like to get any WWE PPVs that weren’t released here in the US on BD.
Also, quality is no different to me than that of the US Blus. Looks as good as ever. Only downside here is having to wait the extra time for Amazon to get them in and ship them, but definitely appear to be region free for now.
That’s strange Will, because the original 2009 Blu-rays were region locked for me. To be sure about the new ones I guess we need a handful of people with different players to check them out.
I have Night of Champions in the mail right now, due to arrive in the next week. I will let you know if it plays on my players. My Sony players are all Region 1 players, no region free players in my house and SummerSlam 2011 and Royal Rumble 2009 do play with no issues in those players. Models are NSZ-GT1 (Sony Google TV BluRay Player) and BDP-S360 (Sony BluRay Player)
This would be awesome. I would definitely like to hear if the blu rays following summer slam are all region free as well.
I was mostly wondering about the PAL/NTSC issues. Thanks, Dave!
If connected via HDMI, quality shouldn’t matter since digital is digital so it will display 1080p @ 24fps which is NTSC.
PAL/NTSC issues wouldn’t matter in this case. I found this on wikipedia:
“Whenever you are using an HDMI cable, the concepts of 50Hz in Europe and 60HZ in North America go out the window. MPEG-2 signals are rendered in frames of 30HZ, 25HZ, and 24HZ depending upon the source. All MPEG TVs in the world are supposed to be able to switch to all the available frame-rates and frame-formats on the fly”.
Now, Blu-ray players will not display 1080p content via component since there is a new compliance so in order to get 1080p/i you HAVE to connect via HDMI.
How is the video quality for the UK Blu-rays on US TVs, compared to US Blu-rays?
This is BIG news! I feel so tempted to import SummerSlam ’11 now. I hope to everything it is true and Survivor Series and Blu-ray’s beyond are region free.
I’ll be importing summerslam from amazon.co.uk this week, and I’ll post as soon as I can confirm it works on a stand alone Sony player. I hope someone can keep checking and posting about releases past summerslam.
@ Cody Schields
That is awesome news! I’m going to be importing these now. Thanks!
I had the anonymous post earlier about checking if my Summerslam 2011 silvervision blu ray was region free. I checked it on my US PS3 when I got home from work and it is indeed region free. The back of the case says Region B, but I am having no problem on a Region A player. I am supposed to be getting a copy of Night of Champions on silvervision blu ray soon and I will let you guys know if that is region free as well.
Haven’t got the new Blu-rays where I am right now. Hopefully others can test.
@ Daniel Bee
Have you tried the latest blu-rays from Summerslam 2011 onwards (if you own them) on your region A PS3?
I read on Blu-ray.com that Royal Rumble 2009 and Summerslam 2009 are region locked.
Possibly since now from Summerslam 2011 onwards since they are exclusive to UK, they made them region-free…i hope someone can confirm.
I’m pretty sure those two were region locked (B). Yeah, it was one reason I bought a region free Blu-ray player because my PS3 is Region A.
Will, I also have a Sony blu ray player, what model is yours that plays these discs? And is it a US/region 1 player?
If the new exclusive UK blurays are region free…i’m definitely importing them.
Now if someone will please check to see if any other blu rays are region free, I would buy all that were not released in the U.S.
Silvervision doesn’t ship to the US, I always have to wait for amazon uk to get the release
If the newer blu rays are indeed region free (still waiting on confirmation), does anyone know if silvervision will ship to the U.S., or is it better to use eBay?
Stay on top of the region free story. If Survivor Series 2011 is region free, I’ll import it TODAY. Need confirmation though. Keep us posted. Thanks!
The SummerSlam 2011 and Royal Rumble 2009 Blus I have order from Amazon.co.uk play with no problems on my Sony Google TV BluRay player and my regular Sony player in my living room, so as far as I can tell, they are in fact, region free.
I’ll check and see if the blu ray of SummerSlam 2011 I have will play on my US PS3 when I get home from work. Had not tried it yet as I also have a blu ray player where I can change the region code to play Region B or C locked blu rays.
hope we get a follow up on the Summerslam UK Blu being able to be played in in US PS3