What is DVD Region Coding?

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What is DVD Region Coding?

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Region encoding allows film distributors to control which countries can play their films. Here is the list of region codes used on DVD’s: Region 1 – USA, Canada Region 2 – Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland Region 3 – S.Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Parts of South East Asia Region 4 – Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (including Mexico) Region 5 – Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa Region 6 – China Region 7 – Unspecified Region 8 – For use on Airplanes, Cruise Ships, Private closed circuits Region 0 or REGION ALL — Designed for free use When we produce a DVD for you we do not add any region encoding. The disk is set to Region 0 which will play in all countries, providing the PAL signal can be played on the equipment being used. Do not confuse region encoding with NTSC and PAL. These are types of television systems used, and are not used for security or copyright protection. The television system used on the DVD is totally independant from the regional encoding. Mos

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Both DVD discs and DVD players use what is called a ‘ Region Code ‘ to dictate which country they are designed for use within. If the ‘code’ contained within the DVD disc does not match that contained within the DVD player, then the player will refuse to play the disc. The standard Region Code for Europe (including the UK) and Japan is Region 2. In America the standard is Region 1. HOWEVER – DO NOT PANIC! The majority of DVD’s that we sell are Region 0, which means that they will work on any DVD player anywhere in the world. All the DVD’s that you see on this website should be considered to be Region 0 unless otherwise stated. So you should experience no problems in playing any of these DVD’s regardless of where in the World you live. If you are unsure of the region coding of your DVD Player then you should check the instruction manual that accompanied your DVD player when you bought it. But remember that regardless of the region code of your DVD player, Region 0 discs will still work.

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