Can I change the region code on my DVD Player?

Last Update date : 2017.09.21


* Please note, this section is designed to give you basic product troubleshooting information, also refer to your user manual for more information. 



No you cannot! Detailed explanation why is under.


Region coding has several purposes but the primary one is price discrimination, i.e., allowing the manufacturer to charge different prices in different regions: 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.
Another purpose is controlling release dates. A practice of movie marketing threatened by the advent of digital home video is to release a movie to cinemas, and then for general sale, later in some countries than in others. This is common partly because releasing a movie at the same time worldwide can be prohibitively expensive.
There are six different official regions and two informal variations. DVDs may use one code, a combination of codes (Multi-Region), most codes (Region 0) or every code/no codes (Region All).


The commercial DVD player specification requires that a player to be sold in a given place not play discs encoded.
Samsung DVD players comply with international standards and come to New Zealand market preset to region 4.


Samsung Electronic is aware that this could cause inconvenience to some customers who have purchased legitimate DVD discs overseas.
We do apologise for possible caused inconvenience but we are obligated to follow the international and New Zealand laws in relation to this matter.


Samsung Electronics does not support region code change or region code free due to legal matters.



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