Re: The purpose of dvd region coding?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by tim gueguen, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. tim gueguen

    tim gueguen Guest

    "Jason H. Schaumlau" <> wrote in message
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    > What's the point of this? You could play VHS anywhere


    Actually you can't. Different regions use different TV systems, so you can't
    just stick say a British PAL format videocassette into a North American NTSC
    format VCR.

    >so why this dvd
    > coding nonsense?


    Its to protect regional distribution and copyrights. For example you want
    to prevent folks in one part of the world from buying DVDs from another area
    of a film thats already been out there, but hasn't been in your market. Or
    company X has the rights to someone's material in region 1, while company Y
    has the rights in region 2.

    tim gueguen 101867
     
    tim gueguen, Aug 31, 2003
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  2. tim gueguen

    DT Guest

    On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 02:28:49 GMT, "tim gueguen"
    <> wrote:

    >
    >"Jason H. Schaumlau" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> What's the point of this? You could play VHS anywhere

    >
    >Actually you can't. Different regions use different TV systems, so you can't
    >just stick say a British PAL format videocassette into a North American NTSC
    >format VCR.


    But you can put an NTSC tape into (some) PAL players.
     
    DT, Aug 31, 2003
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  3. "DT" <> wrote in message
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    > On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 02:28:49 GMT, "tim gueguen"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Jason H. Schaumlau" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >> What's the point of this? You could play VHS anywhere

    > >
    > >Actually you can't. Different regions use different TV systems, so you

    can't
    > >just stick say a British PAL format videocassette into a North American

    NTSC
    > >format VCR.

    >
    > But you can put an NTSC tape into (some) PAL players.


    Nearly all new PAL players can play NTSC tapes......but nobody bothers with
    VHS anymore.
     
    Barney Tabasco, Aug 31, 2003
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  4. tim gueguen

    Mobutu Guest

    > Nearly all new PAL players can play NTSC tapes......but nobody bothers with
    > VHS anymore.


    Most PAL tv's can actually become NTSC tv's at the touch of a button anyway.
     
    Mobutu, Sep 1, 2003
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