If you are in North America, your DVD player will most likely only play NTSC Region 1/Region 0 DVDs. You might, however, be surprised to find that some players not advertised as "all-region" players (that is, players that will play discs from all over the world) can, infact, perform this task with a few simple alterations (usually done through one's remote control).
Multi-region players can now be had for as little as $40 and certainly no more than $100. There is no need to seek out companies who sell "modded" (modified) players for prices over $100. This is a total waste of your money. You can find players that will easily go all-region at your local Best Buy or Radio Shack store or on-line through inexpensive, big-time electronics dealers.
Be sure you can play the discs you purchase from us before you order them!
- REGION 1: USA and Canada (NTSC)
- REGION 2: Europe (PAL), Japan (NTSC), South Africa, Middle East
- REGION 3: South-East Asia (primarily NTSC)
- REGION 4: Central and South America (NTSC), Australia (PAL), New Zealand (PAL)
- REGION 5: Former Soviet Union, India, Pakistan, Africa (primarily NTSC)
- REGION 6: China (primarily NTSC)
UPDATE FOR BLU-RAY
All Region Free and Region A Blu-Ray Discs can be played in a North American player. PAL is not an issue because everything is hi-def! Please note that we have identified discs as All Region when we are aware that this is the case. If the disc is not clearly marked in our system, you can assume it is Region A for North America
Region A: North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
Region B: Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Region C: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mainland China, Pakistan, Russia, Central and South Asia.