Re: The purpose of dvd region coding?

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

  1. keved

    keved Guest

    in article , Jason H.
    Schaumlau at wrote on 8/30/03 7:02 PM:

    > What's the point of this? You could play VHS anywhere so why this dvd
    > coding nonsense?
    >
    > I have no problem because I bought a Daewoo 5800 model and it can
    > easily be tweaked into region-free mode. Bought it for $89 at Sam's
    > Club.
    >
    > http://www.nerd-out.com/darrenk/Daewoo_DVD5800/DVD-5800patch.htm


    One benefit for region coding for people in region 1 is that DVDs can be
    released sooner here after leaving the theaters. The fear was that people
    would buy DVDs online from overseas instead of going to the theater.
    keved, Aug 31, 2003
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