Yeah, they are classified by region. Some players can be "unlocked" to play other region disks.THEN there are the American market DVD players that won't play any DVD's that were not sold in USA. I received a DVD from a friend in England (The Shadows: Final Tour) and since it was made in England, the American DVD player would not play it.
I had to go to Amazon to find a player that would handle the different format.
That was a weird one to me - never had any idea.
No.I have a sony blu ray that plays DVDs just like a regular DVD player would, if it's a blu ray disc your getting it should play in a regular player just not as clear
I think you can change the region on a computer DVD player 5 times before it stops letting you change it.Yep, the region thing. I once bought a DVD online that was region 7: Australia. It would not play so I put it in my computer and fiddled with it. Then a message came up that it was from a different region. You can get a computer to play out-of-region discs to a limited degree. If you do it too much the computer will lock onto that region and cannot easily be restored to a local region.
Some DVDs say on the jacket what region it is for and some say all regions ( I think that is called region zero).
There must be some software out there that will allow a computer to play all regions, but I have never looked for it as I only once had an out of region DVD.