17 December 2013 by

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.

Sony BDP-S5100 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi


1. Sony BDP-S5100    $81

Panasonic DMP-BDT500 3D Blu-ray Player


2. Panasonic DMP-BDT500   

Philips BDP2185/F7 Blu-ray Disc/DVD Player


3. Philips BDP2185   

Sony BDP-S790 Blu-ray Player


4. Sony BDP-S790    $599

LG BP620 3D Blu-ray Player


5. LG BP620   

Buying tips to find the Best DVD Players For All Regions of 2015

Region codeRegion
0Region Free (discs that bear the region 0 symbol either have no flag set or have regions 1 to 6 flags set)
1United States, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean, U.S. territories
2Europe, Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories
3Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau
4South America, Central America, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and much of Oceania
5Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Africa (except Egypt, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho), Central Asia, Mongolia, North Korea
ALLPlayed in any location, on any player

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