E C asked in Consumer ElectronicsHome Theater · 1 decade ago

Why do DVDs have region codes?

2 Answers

  • TV guy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    So that if you live in Region A you can't but DVDs from Region B (where the movies might be sold cheaper).

    Also allows studio to time the movie releases (First region A, after 2 months region B, etc.) to match their promotion campaigns.

  • 1 decade ago

    copyright protection reasons

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