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) [-]
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) [-]
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., 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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