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By galehickey2 ·
I purchased a DVD movie which played fine. Let a friend borrow it and made a copy. Message came up that it was region protected and could be changed 4 times. We both bought the same brand pc at the same time. What does region protect encompass OTHER than geographic location?

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by tjc In reply to Region Protected

the DVD players are usally pre set at the factory as to what region code of DVD they can play. but in some cases you can switch the code back and forth from one region to another with the last switch being the final setting. If you are not aware of it DVD makers have split up the world into 16 diffrent region codes to help stop illegal copies of DVD being used in diffrent areas of the world.

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by sfc_gijoe In reply to Region Protected

There are 8 regions that DVD players can be set for. DVD's are sold cheaper in other countries. The region protect stops you fron using DVD's bought in other countries. Be careful what you set it for. The Motion Picture Association of American has developed a new system called Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE) which will be included on almost all new region 1 DVD releases. This new technology was created to prevent consumers with codefree DVD players from watching DVD discs purchased in North America.

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