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What is the purpose of Region Locking DVD's ?

Yossarian

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prevents copying those cheap Asian dvds on fine American dvd recording equipment. for about 5 minutes.
 

Reel

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It lets them release DVDs in America when they might not have released the movie in theaters in other countries.
 

Vic

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Jun 12, 2001
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Marketing control.

A DVD can be marketing and sold in one region while held back in another.
 

ViRGE

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Money. With region coding, you can: stagger release dates accross to the globe to what works best; and you can charge different prices in different regions - China, for example, is poorer than the US, so you can't sell a DVD for as much there, and region coding allows you to sell it for less without fear of it being imported in to the US.
 

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