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What is Area Region Code? Why are there different regions?


Motion picture studios in the USA wanted to control the release of movies around the world using DVD region codes.. Movies are released on DVD at different times around the world, typically America and Canada first, Australia and Japan 6 months later, and Europe 12 months after US release.

In some instances, DVD movies are available for purchase in America and Canada before they are released in European cinemas (and same for HK DVDs released one year earlier than the US version).

DVD Region Locking is a system used to control which DVD movies play on which DVD Players. The regions are broken down as follows:

Region 1 - The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada
Region 2 - Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
Region 5 - Eastern Europe (Russia and the former Soviet Union), India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
Region 6 - China

Most of the DVDs we sell are Some are ALL REGION NTSC, then they will play anywhere in the world. Some are Region 3 ONLY, for this case, please check your dvd player and manual BEFORE bidding.

We specify DVD formats for each listing, and we will not be responsible if you don't read this policy. By bidding on our items, you agree to it.

Make sure that your DVD player is compatible. If you are not sure then contact us BEFORE bidding.

No refund will be issued for DVD compatibility.

We do NOT accept return for non-defective DVDs: too many people do not respect copyrights law.

Refund is only for the case of the defective item is out of stock, exclude shipping and handling fee.

Once again, by bidding on our items, you agree with this policy. Please do NOT bid if you do not agree.        


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