Re: The purpose of dvd region coding?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Shouse, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Shouse

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    >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


    It's total BS. In my opinion it's unlawful restraint of trade. I only learned
    about region coding this past year while in Taiwan; couldn't play many of my
    US DVD's.

    They say it's to prevent films that are only released in parts of the world
    from being sold in other parts. Why not just release them everywhere all at
    once? Seems to work very well for music CD's. Also, why the hell do they
    insist on region coding old films? I mean, why shouldn't my Region 1 "Shane"
    DVD be playable in Region 3?

    I, too, finally bought a region free player. This region coding business is
    one reason why I support crackers everywhere.
     
    Shouse, Sep 2, 2003
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  2. Shouse

    Graham Guest

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    "Shouse" <> wrote in message news:...
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    > >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

    >
    > It's total BS. In my opinion it's unlawful restraint of trade. I only

    learned
    > about region coding this past year while in Taiwan; couldn't play many of

    my
    > US DVD's.
    >
    > They say it's to prevent films that are only released in parts of the

    world
    > from being sold in other parts. Why not just release them everywhere all

    at
    > once? Seems to work very well for music CD's. Also, why the hell do they
    > insist on region coding old films? I mean, why shouldn't my Region 1

    "Shane"
    > DVD be playable in Region 3?
    >
    > I, too, finally bought a region free player. This region coding business

    is
    > one reason why I support crackers everywhere.


    you went to Taiwan and you took your own DVDs ??

    gra
     
    Graham, Sep 2, 2003
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