This is why I choose to pirate. . This disc may not be played in your region.. Wait...there are regional DVD players? What the , why?
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#7 - tiddycats (07/26/2013) [-]
Wait...there are regional DVD players? What the **** , why?
User avatar #24 to #7 - makomirocket (07/26/2013) [-]
differnet countries may require different cuts to be the age rating in the country. e.g. in US, you get worked up about sex, if a film has a full nudity, it would probably, be an 18, where as over in the UK, we would have it as a 15, so if they weren't region locked, US 15 year olds could legally order it and watch it but that's not what the government want. I could have used a much better example such as Iraq and how they cover up women's cleavage in film with effects, and if they import the US version, then Iraq would get pissed, but I cant be bothered to rewrite it
#29 to #24 - noschool (07/26/2013) [-]
not really, it's mostly for price control, there is great disparity among the regions of the world in how much a person is willing to pay for a DVD. Price discrimination is especially relevant to DVDs as their marginal cost is relatively small, allowing the distributor a great deal of flexibility in pricing.
User avatar #49 to #29 - repitem (07/26/2013) [-]
Thats ******* ******** .Seriously.Bought something somewhere and cant even ******* use it just because someone is afraid of losing a bit of money
User avatar #39 to #29 - makomirocket (07/26/2013) [-]
well I guess I learnt something from funny junk today, thanks
#33 to #24 - Rascal (07/26/2013) [-]
You actually have to be over 18 to order ANYTHING in America so there would be no 15 year old ordering the movie.
#37 to #7 - taurusguy (07/26/2013) [-]
There are regional consoles aswell, in case you didnt know.
#32 to #7 - Rascal (07/26/2013) [-]
It's not price or age rating. It's to do with DVDs being released earlier in different countries. For instance the distributors don't want someone being able to buy a DVD being released early in America being able to bring it to the UK and play it/sell it on. But they're doing away with all that ******** now.
User avatar #16 to #7 - xenophaigus (07/26/2013) [-]
TO prevent people fro buying it in a place where it's cheap(like Mexico or something) and then bring it to their own country and watch it. At least, that's what I guess.
User avatar #22 to #16 - sebthebrony (07/26/2013) [-]
DVDs are not ******* cheap in Mexico .-.
#18 - spyisspy (07/26/2013) [-]
**spyisspy rolled a random image posted in comment #147 at all of my yes ** mfw it got it
**spyisspy rolled a random image posted in comment #147 at all of my yes ** mfw it got it
#21 - Rascal (07/26/2013) [-]
I thought his finger was a cheeto
#3 - hilariousrubbish (07/25/2013) [-]
**hilariousrubbish rolled a random image posted in comment #41 at String 2.5 ** **** you regional systems
#8 to #3 - manninex (07/26/2013) [-]
Yeah! Donuts! That'll learn 'em.
#28 - inuares (07/26/2013) [-]
THE LIGHTBULB GOT IT RIGHT!
THE LIGHTBULB GOT IT RIGHT!
User avatar #48 to #28 - thewisedane (07/26/2013) [-]
That is one long gif.
#60 to #48 - inuares (07/26/2013) [-]
I know. isn't it...smashing?
I know. isn't it...smashing?
#61 to #60 - thewisedane (07/27/2013) [-]
Yes, it is.   
   
Not the best way to use a meme though.
Yes, it is.

Not the best way to use a meme though.
User avatar #62 to #61 - inuares (07/27/2013) [-]
John stewart and stephen colbert in one gif? please, take my thumb.
User avatar #63 to #62 - thewisedane (07/28/2013) [-]
Thanks!
User avatar #1 - kolpster (07/25/2013) [-]
Holy the **** up... Did lightbulb just get something right?
User avatar #2 to #1 - freakyfriends (07/25/2013) [-]
i wonder how it doesn't recognize 'video'
User avatar #4 to #2 - kolpster (07/25/2013) [-]
At least he tried... And quite well.
User avatar #10 to #1 - bothemastaofall (07/26/2013) [-]
what is the lightbulb?
User avatar #15 to #10 - chrizac (07/26/2013) [-]
The system that reads the text in the picture, at a guess.
User avatar #19 to #10 - kolpster (07/26/2013) [-]
You're new here, aren't you?
User avatar #5 to #1 - buttlord (07/25/2013) [-]
its the end times! pray to talos for forgiveness of your sins
#23 - andromedika (07/26/2013) [-]
A pirates life for me!
#20 - trollzorr (07/26/2013) [-]
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#14 - Rascal (07/26/2013) [-]
Some DVD players can have their region code disabled/unlocked. Usually it will be a sequence of numbers that will allow access to a menu where you can modify the geographical configuration of the player. If you Google the model number of your player you can discover if it supports region-free playback. Multi-region(.)net also provides a great deal of information regarding this.
User avatar #9 - minnten (07/26/2013) [-]
Don't buy a dvd from overseas. problem solved.
User avatar #38 - grandmabetty (07/26/2013) [-]
Many DVD players have a hidden option to bring up a code-protected 'factory menu' where you can select what region you'd like. A lot of them have the option for you to select "region 0" which means you can play DVDs of all regions.

www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks, search for your player model, and it'll tell you how to bring up the factory menu and the code.
User avatar #25 - mrgoodlove (07/26/2013) [-]
How is that even possible?!
User avatar #35 to #25 - blahblarg (07/26/2013) [-]
Just look up region codes for dvds, it is the ultimate weaksauce when you move to a different country.
User avatar #17 - jcjohnson (07/26/2013) [-]
Stupid pirating ******* .
#12 - Rascal (07/26/2013) [-]
no one understands PAL and NTSC
User avatar #13 to #12 - destroyerofcheese (07/26/2013) [-]
But why do we need it with DVDs?
#30 to #13 - Rascal (07/26/2013) [-]
because its to do with the screens themseles
#6 - Rascal (07/26/2013) [-]
Hah, ******* pleb doesn't have a region-free player. Go back to VHS peasant
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