|DVD Region Encoding|
When purchasing a DVD, it is very important to note the DVD's region code. DVD region codes are
placed on a disc by a publisher for several reasons (including distribution rights), and they
control where a DVD may be viewed.
There currently are six codes for regions around the globe. If a disc is encoded with a particular region, then it can only be played on a DVD player typically sold in that region. However, many DVDs do not have a region encoded on the disc. In this case, the disc is playable on all regions worldwide. It is also possible for a disc to be encoded with multiple regions, but this is rare. In addition, it is possible to have a player that can play multiple regions. Listed below are the current DVD regions: