DVD REGION GUIDE AND MULTI-REGION DVD PLAYERS

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DIFFERENT DVD REGIONS

WHEN BUYING A DVD ON EBAY, YOU SHOULD MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE REGION, AS DIFFERENT COUNTRIES HAVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DVDS. THIS IS DUE TO RIGHTS ISSUES, WHERE THE GOVERNMENTS FEEL IT IS WRONG FOR RICH COUNTRIES, SUCH AS UK AND USA TO BE ABLE TO BUY CHEAPER DVDS FROM THE POORER COUNTRIES. IN THE ITEM DESCRIPTION, THE REGION SHOULD BE NOTED. IF NOT, MAKE SURE YOU ASK THE SELLER WHAT REGION THE DVD IS. ALSO ASK IF THE LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH, AND WHAT LANGUAGE THE TEXT ON THE OUTER COVER IS.

THE DIFFERENT REGIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

REGION 1: USA AND CANADA

REGION 2: EUROPE (INCLUDING UK)

REGION 3: ASIA

REGION 4: AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

REGION 5: RUSSIA

REGION 6: CHINA

REGION 7: RESERVED

REGION 8: SPECIAL LOCATIONS (PLANES, CRUISE SHIPS ETC.)

SELLING DVDS:

WHEN SELLING A DVD, IF YOU HAVE OFFERED TO SHIP IT WORLDWIDE, AND YOU GET AN OVERSEAS BIDDER, MAKE SURE YOU REMIND THEM OF THE REGION, AS THIS WILL AVOID UNHAPPY CUSTOMERS.

REGION 0 DVDS:

ALTHOUGH MANY OF THESE DVDS ARE FAKE OR COPIES, SOME ARE NOT. ASK THE SELLER PLENTY OF QUESTIONS TO BE SURE. 'REGION 0' SIMPLY MEANS IT WILL PLAY ON ANY DVD PLAYER WITH A MULTI-REGION FUNCTION. YOU SHOULD REMEMBER TO ASK IF IT IS A DVD OR A DVD-R OR DVD-RW, AS DVD-R/RWS ARE COPIES/FAKES/COUNTERFEIT.

MULTI-REGION DVD PLAYERS:

MOST NEWISH DVD PLAYERS HAVE A MULTI-REGION FUNCTION, WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO WATCH ANY REGION OF DVD ON YOUR DVD PLAYER. CHECK YOUR DVD PLAYERS INSTRUCTION MANUAL BEFORE PURCHASING A FOREIGN DVD TO MAKE SURE. YOU SHOULD ALSO CHECK WITH THE SELLER THAT THE DVD IS IN THE CORRECT LANGUAGE BEFORE PURCHASE.

 

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