Indian DVD Players (Region Code Issue)

#1 Dec 13th, 2004, 06:55
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Do you know if DVD players available in India wil play DVDs from other region codes -- especially US?


Info on DVD Region Codes:
Seven regions (also called locales or zones) have been defined, and each one is assigned a number. Players and discs are often identified by their region number superimposed on a world globe. If a disc plays in more than one region it will have more than one number on the globe.
1: U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories
2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
3: Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
5: Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
6: China
7: Reserved
8: Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.)
(See the map at <www.blackstar.co.uk/help/help_dvd_regions>.)
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#2 Dec 13th, 2004, 08:58
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region code for dvd.

Nice useful information, thanks.

Brought a VCD from china but could not view in my samsung vCD player in india...any idea what could be the reason?
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I believe that players in India are region free (ie. region "0"). At the very least, I know it is easy to get region free players in India which will play your region 1 discs.

citybell, I don't think you have a region problem. Maybe the VCD you bought from China is an SVCD which is a format not supported by your Samsung player?
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vcd palyers

Thanks Theon. I don't know what format is the VCD that i bought.Any way to check the format?Thanks in advance.
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Theon,

Thanks.. It will save me the trouble of taking a DVD player from the US.
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Also, it doesn't seem that any company has made region 5 discs for India. Most places carry region 1 dvds.
#7 Dec 20th, 2004, 04:42
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just a quick tip incase anyone is viewing DVDs on a laptop:

usally on laptops, you're either stuck with one region or you can alter the region code of your drive a fixed number of times. After that, you're stuck. However, you can avoid this by using a program like Videolan (http://www.videolan.org/) which will decode DVDs from any region, without altering the firmware of the drive itself.
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Why do you want to watch DVDs in India?
Unless you are moving there I can't see why you'd want to.

VCD rules in India, If you have DVDS you can't Live with out, copy them into VCD format and buy a VCD/CD player while you are out there.
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