Definitions for "Regional Coding"
Keywords:  korea, borneo, caribbean, ussr, egypt
A method by which DVD playback is restricted by geographic region. The DVD regions are defined as: Region 1 (United States of America, Canada); Region 2 (Europe, including France, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, South Africa); Region 3 (Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Indonesia); Region 4 (Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Caribbean, South America); Region 5 (India, Africa, Russia and former USSR countries); and Region 6 (Peoples Republic of China).
A method that restricts DVD playback by geographic region. The world has been divided into 6 regions to maintain control of distribution and revenue. For example, DVD discs and DVD players sold in the United States and Canada are usually coded for Region 1. A Region 2 disc from Japan will not play on a Region 1 player, unless that player has been specially modified to do so.
Region code - the software protection used on DVD discs to prevent unauthorized playback of the discs made in one country to be played in another country. Most DVD-ROM drives let you change the region code a few times, usually between 0 and 5. Once a drive has reached the limit it can't be changed again unless the vendor or manufacturer resets the drive. This limitation cannot be overridden. There are 7 regions: (1) Canada, U.S., US Territories, Japan; (2) Europe, South Africa, Middle East (including Egypt); (3) Southeast Asia, East Asia (including Hong Kong); (4) Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, Caribbean; (5) Former Soviet Union, Indian Subcontinent, Africa (also North Korea, Mongolia); (6) China and (7) Transcontinental - used for watching DVD movies onboard the planes, ships and so forth.