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    Help - what is the difference between region 2 & 3 when ordering a DVD?

    Just in the process of ordering a DVD from CD Wow! and there are choices of 3 regions - 1, 2, & 3 with prices varying quite a bit between them.

    I understand Region 1 is USA but what is the difference between 2 & 3?

    Sorry if I am asking a stupid question but I am confused!

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    Always best off sticking with R2 if your unsure, some R3s are copies, not all, but even the legit ones look ropey print quality wise lol

    Region code Area
    0 Informal term meaning "worldwide". Region 0 is not an official setting; discs that bear the region 0 symbol either have no flag set or have region 1–6 flags set.
    1 Northern America; U.S. territories; Bermuda
    2 Europe; Western Asia; Kingdom of the Netherlands; Egypt, Japan, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland; British overseas territories, French overseas territories; Greenland
    3 East and Southeast Asia
    4 Oceania; Latin America, Caribbean
    5 Africa; Central and South Asia; Belarus, Mongolia, North Korea, Russia, Ukraine
    6 Mainland China
    7 Reserved for future use (found in use on protected screener copies of MPAA-related DVDs and "media copies" of pre-releases in Asia)
    8 International venues such as aircraft, cruise ships, etc.[1]
    ALL Region ALL discs have all 8 flags set, allowing the disc to be played in any locale on any player.

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    Thank you both so much for your swift help, repped both :thumbsup:

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    Yeah R2 europe.....
    You can also use R4 (Australia as there PAL too)

    Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and less annoying

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    jellybaby22;2225488

    i have found with a few(not all) region 3 dvds the sound quality is not … i have found with a few(not all) region 3 dvds the sound quality is not as good.


    Agree with that....think its something to do with the encoding

    Familia;2225495

    Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and … Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and less annoying



    ok dears 47 posts and your attacking one of the nicest people here..leave her alone its in misc so she can post whatever she likes :thumbsup:

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    Familia;2225495

    Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and … Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and less annoying


    Why is that annoying? Doesn't annoy me in the slightest....happy to help + Suze is lovely

    If someone doesn't know and wants basics not all websites are as easier to read as someone giving basic info....

    Suze may not know about these things, but she may also know things I don't so whats the problem?

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    Familia;2225495

    Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and … Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and less annoying



    because this is part of what HUKDs is about - people helping each other

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    suze;2225521

    because this is part of what HUKDs is about - people helping each other


    Agreed....

    Familia;2225495

    Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and … Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and less annoying



    The question is plainly in the thread. You don't have to read the thread! It's much quicker to just ignore these threads, if you have no interest. It's also less annoying! :whistling:

    Familia;2225495

    Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and … Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and less annoying


    Quicker than 2/3 minutes, when you have to frame precisely the question for google? I don't think so, and - as you see ^^^- you get additional valid info. We like to help each other out- it isn't annoying at all. Try it sometime.

    If your DVD player is not multi-regional, you might find an unlocking code here
    videohelp.com/dvd…rch

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    Predikuesi;2225693

    If your DVD player is not multi-regional, you might find an unlocking … If your DVD player is not multi-regional, you might find an unlocking code herehttp://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks?dvdplayer=philips+dvdr3480&hits=50&Search=Search


    thats a good point actually, Suze do you know if your DVD is multi-region or not?

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    ODB_69;2225724

    thats a good point actually, Suze do you know if your DVD is multi-region … thats a good point actually, Suze do you know if your DVD is multi-region or not?



    it's a gift for someone else, based on the advise given here I have ordered a region 2 issue. Thanks for all the help, knew I could rely on you guys! :thumbsup:

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    suze;2225781

    it's a gift for someone else, based on the advise given here I have … it's a gift for someone else, based on the advise given here I have ordered a region 2 issue. Thanks for all the help, knew I could rely on you guys! :thumbsup:


    no worries, anything for you mate x

    Familia;2225495

    Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and … Why dont you google theses things instead of posting its much quicker and less annoying



    You really have misjudged this site and the Misc board in particular.
    Its a little community and one of the good points is that rather than sift through Google and think of how to phrase your question there is always helpful people that you can turn to on the site.
    Suze is one of them and as such people are happy and glad to help.

    Look at the extra info (I learnt a few Regions myself) the unlock details that members have provided all useful stuff :thumbsup:

    crow99;2225869

    You really have misjudged this site and the Misc board in particular.Its … You really have misjudged this site and the Misc board in particular.Its a little community and one of the good points is that rather than sift through Google and think of how to phrase your question there is always helpful people that you can turn to on the site.Suze is one of them and as such people are happy and glad to help.Look at the extra info (I learnt a few Regions myself) the unlock details that members have provided all useful stuff :thumbsup:



    Spot on. Members have given some good advice to help me out with some questions. Google cannot give that personal and friendly touch.
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