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Murdock's blogs from July, 2006

  Wednesday, July 5th 2006 5:32 pm  
Topic: A Rant About DVD Region Codes
Message: It’s bullcrap! Locking DVDs to play just to a certain region is just another way for the studios to milk it for all it’s worth. If I buy a DVD player, then I will want it to play DVDsany DVD! I don’t remember VCRs being locked to only play certain regions! If I wanted to import a tape from the States then my VCR would play it! But in the digital and capitalist world we live in, nooooooooo. If you live in Europe, then you buy Region 2 DVDs. I mean, as if DVDs weren’t expensive enough, you also have to limit your choices to the regions in which the DVDs you want are distributed in. I don’t see anyone but the studios and DVDs manufacturers, benefiting from this. I suppose it’s my own fault that I live in Europe and must wait (sometimes) 1 or 2 years for the DVDs that I want to buy to be distributed in my region, while they are available in Region 1. So the answer would be of course, buy a “multi DVD” player!

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