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Oct 15th, 2003, 10:23 PM
Please can someone lists which parts of the world are which regions.
Or at least tell which region Britain is?

Oct 15th, 2003, 10:43 PM
Britain is region 2

Oct 15th, 2003, 10:57 PM
DVD Region Codes
DVD region codes is a provision in the DVD Specification that requires DVD players to be hard-coded to accept DVDs that is only meant to be played within one of six designated world regions. A Code 1 disc cannot be played in a Code 3 DVD player for example. This technique was developed to enable Hollywood companies to release movies at different times in different regions.

DVD regions are defined as:
Region 1 - 1: U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories
Region 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
Region 3 - Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
Region 4 - Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
Region 5 - 5: Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
Region 6 - Peoples Republic of China
Region 7 - Reserved
Region 8 - Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.)

Martian Willow
Oct 15th, 2003, 10:59 PM

...have youse people never heard of search engines...? :)

Martian Willow
Oct 15th, 2003, 10:59 PM
...obviously some of you have... :)

Oct 15th, 2003, 11:13 PM
I have heard of search engines, but why use one when I can get you people to do it for me:p;)


Oct 16th, 2003, 02:17 AM
donnie darkos region 2 dvd is better than region 1. not fair.

Oct 16th, 2003, 07:50 AM
If you want to hack your dvd to make it region-free, this is a great link: