DVD Region's

DVD Region Codes, or How the World Is Divided

DVD players and DVDs are labeled for use within specific geographical regions. The DVD world is divided into six major geographical regions, with two additional regions reserved for specialized use.

DVD regions are assigned as follows:

  • REGION 1 -- USA, Canada
  • REGION 2 -- Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
  • REGION 3 -- S.Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Parts of South East Asia
  • REGION 4 -- Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (including Mexico)
  • REGION 5 -- Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa
  • REGION 6 -- China
  • REGION 7 -- Reserved for Unspecified Special Use
  • REGION 8 -- Reserved for Cruise Ships, Airlines, etc...
  • REGION 0 or REGION ALL -- Discs are uncoded and can be played Worldwide, however, PAL discs must be played in a PAL-compatible unit and NTSC discs must be played in an NTSC-compatible unit.

If you are unsure of a Region type on any DVD you are interested in, please contact our store and we will be more than happy to advise you.