DVD region codes

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DVD region codes

DVD movies and players are coded to keep sales revenues in their respective regions as well as to ensure DVDs can be released without conflict. For example, if there were no restrictions, a DVD movie released in one country before it played in the theater in another country could impinge on those theater sales. See DVD, CSS and Blu-ray region codes.

RegionCode            Location

   0   Unrestricted

   1   U.S. and territories,
        Canada, Bermuda

   2   U.K., Western Europe, Greenland,
        Japan, Middle East, Egypt,
        South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland

   3   Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore,
        South Korea, Phillipines,
        Indonesia, Malaysia

   4   Australia, New Zealand,
        Pacific Islands, Mexico,
        Central America, South America
        Caribbean Islands

   5   Russia, Eastern Europe, Mongolia,
        All of Africa not in Region 2, 
        India, North Korea

   6   China

   7   Reserved for screening new movies

   8   Airlines, Cruise ships
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In a statement issued March 14, the Directorate-General for Competition for the European Commission said it is "examining the issue of DVD regional coding, and in particular whether this causes significant price differences to occur between DVDs from different regions.