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Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 00:58:37 Reply

So I just got a new DVD from Amazon.com that won't play on any but 1 of my DVD players due to "Regional Code Restriction" which turned out to be some kind of secret code imprinted on the disk and in players that limited who can watch the damn thing

Why? This is the first time I ever had this problem with a DVD, but I do recall a time where I tried to record an event that I paid for from a DVR, to a 3rd party recorded that immediately shut down and malfunctioned while attempting this

This brings me back to FCC regulations that exclaim that all electronics must be "manufactured in a way that can receive signals to cause interference"

What type of shit is this ?

I never thought i would have this happen to me, but it did. Has anyone else had similar experiences with "unknown" electronical interferences ?

Regional Restiction Code Wtf


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 01:12:24 Reply

DVD region codes have been a thing for a long, long, long time. Shouldn't of bought a cheep ass DVD player from China.


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 01:20:10 Reply

Uh
DVD Region codes vary from country to country.
Here's the list of all of them.
If you google your DVD player's model number along with "region free" or "region zero" there's a good chance there will be a code you can enter using your DVD player's remote that allows you to set the region code to zero, which will play all DVDs.

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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 01:31:14 Reply

At 3/27/13 01:12 AM, MintPaw wrote: Shouldn't of bought a cheep ass DVD player from China.

LOL it was on my PS3 and other Sony player;oddly it did work on my 2007 Dell laptop, but not on my bros 2012 Dell

At 3/27/13 01:20 AM, yurgenburgen wrote:
If you google your DVD player's model number along with "region free" or "region zero" there's a good chance there will be a code you can enter using your DVD player's remote that allows you to set the region code to zero, which will play all DVDs.

Thanx man, i didn't know this will check the settings out.

I still despise the FCC


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 01:35:59 Reply

At 3/27/13 01:31 AM, Swag-in-a-Bag wrote:
I still despise the FCC

It's not just the FCC. If I brought a DVD with me from Canada to go watch it in, let's say, London, I wouldn't be able to play it on normal DVD players due to the differing regions.

It's an international restriction, probably to do with cheap imports and early releases and bullcrap.


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 01:40:00 Reply

lmao HD-DVD.

What a hilarious failure that turned out to be.


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 01:52:34 Reply

At 3/27/13 01:35 AM, JadeTheAssassin wrote:
It's an international restriction, probably to do with cheap imports and early releases and bullcrap.

And this is why I thank the powers that be for the Internet and cyber space to bypass all the bullshit and limitations that man provides


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 01:53:28 Reply

Well, at least there are region-free DVD players. What really sucks is when promising games aren't released in your country. There's a lot of stuff that I really wish were available in the US.


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 02:56:03 Reply

There do exist region free dvd players and something like this did happen to me when I bought a game off eBay.


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 03:00:57 Reply

At 3/27/13 02:56 AM, superdan123 wrote: There do exist region free dvd players and something like this did happen to me when I bought a game off eBay.

Thats interesting, what game and for what system ?


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 03:04:47 Reply

At 3/27/13 03:00 AM, Swag-in-a-Bag wrote:
At 3/27/13 02:56 AM, superdan123 wrote: There do exist region free dvd players and something like this did happen to me when I bought a game off eBay.
Thats interesting, what game and for what system ?

Crash bandicoot the wrath of cortex for the gamecube it was in pal format.


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 03:06:24 Reply

Wasn't there like, a way to crack it so that it plays everything?

Also, I think that way is illegal.


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 03:08:50 Reply

At 3/27/13 03:04 AM, superdan123 wrote: Crash bandicoot the wrath of cortex for the gamecube it was in pal format.

PAL/NTSC is different from DVD region-coding.
For a PAL formatted game you'd need to run it in a modded/imported console on a TV that can display PAL output.

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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 04:24:42 Reply

At 3/27/13 12:58 AM, Swag-in-a-Bag wrote: What type of shit is this ?

The type of shit that makes me use the computer for pretty much all movie-watching purposes.

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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 04:39:21 Reply

At 3/27/13 04:24 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 3/27/13 12:58 AM, Swag-in-a-Bag wrote: What type of shit is this ?
The type of shit that makes me use the computer for pretty much all movie-watching purposes.

makes sense


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Response to Regional Restiction Code Wtf 2013-03-27 10:42:49 Reply

At 3/27/13 12:58 AM, Swag-in-a-Bag wrote:

What type of shit is this ?

One of the reasons people pirate movies in the first place. The corporate pigs can blame themselves for piracy.


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