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17 December 2013 by Permi Krishna
The playable content such as movies and games are subject to digital rights and to manage them, the authorized content distributors control aspects such as release, release date, and price, according to the region.
To demarcate the availability of the content, DVDs are sometimes encoded to be played in specific regions. Such DVDs have region codes and the content can be accessed only on those compatible players. DVDs and the players may be marked with a code (single region), a combination of codes (multi-region), every code (all region) or no codes (region free).
Some of the DVD players are region-free and can play any type of disc ignoring the region codes.
The best DVD players for all regions play the discs that bear region 0 symbol and this means that you can access the disc contents limited to any region in the world.
Some of the best region-free DVDs can be bought from brands such as Toshiba, Sony and Philips for mostly under the $150 price range.
Check out more information about region codes at the footer below.
|0||Region Free (discs that bear the region 0 symbol either have no flag set or have regions 1 to 6 flags set)|
|1||United States, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean, U.S. territories|
|2||Europe, Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories|
|3||Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau|
|4||South America, Central America, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and much of Oceania|
|5||Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Africa (except Egypt, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho), Central Asia, Mongolia, North Korea|
|ALL||Played in any location, on any player|
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