Region Free DVD Player Buying Guide

Dec 25th, 2011 by Boren 2,724 views |Comments Off

Many people get confused when buy a DVD player. Hope this region free DVD player buying guide will help you. To buy a DVD player, there are three elements: region code, video standard, and voltage.

DVD region codes are a digital-rights management technique designed to allow film distributors to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and price, according to the region. DVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played. DVD players and DVD discs are divided into 6 regions. Canada & US are in region 1, so DVD players and discs sold in US or Canada are labeled with Region 1. These DVD player will only play disc of region 1 or region ALL (Region ALL discs have all eight flags set, allowing the disc to be played in any locale on any player). Below is the chart.

And there is also a problem of video standard. Most of DVD player can only play PAL DVD on PAL television and play NTSC DVD on NTSC television. Code free DVD players are able to play DVD disc from any region in the world and modified to play PAL DVD disc on an NTSC television or play NTSC DVD disc on PAL television.

Besides region codes and video standard, voltage can be another element that needs to be paid attention to. DVD players from different areas are equipped with different voltages. Canada and US is 110V, while Europe is 220V. Some comes with dual voltages (110-220V).

So, to buy a region free DVD player, you need to consider about problems stated above. Actually, to meet with people overgrowing requirements, many DVD manufacturers produced region free DVD player that plays PAL and NTSC DVDs on any television and also has dual voltage for worldwide use. For example, Pioneer DV-120-K, Pioneer DV-320-K. Before you decide to buy a DVD player, you should make sure whether it meets your needs or not by checking information on its manual and specification chart.

As a matter of fact, you can think about getting a DVD player software. With a region free / code free DVD player software, you can play all DVDs on your computer, and no need to consider about so many problems. DVD X Player is a good choice.  It is the worldwide most authoritative Region Free DVD player software. It is quite easy to use; just install the program in your computer then you can enjoy your loved movies.

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