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    [RE: Region ?]

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    Submitted by Sean M. Kelly on February 18, 1999 at 22:05:19:
    DVD Title: RE: Region ?

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    Regional encoding is not going to disappear. There is more at stake than a hinderance enforced by technology. Regional encoding is an effective (although cracked) marketing strategy which, although seems at first glance to be important, can be gotten around rather easily. Region codes were designed to prevent movies like Armageddon from selling all over the world.. before it has even hit the movie theaters in Europe. Then why would any European see it in the theater when they already have it at home? regional coding is primarily for this: release timing. region coding is also for localized interrest distribution. When I buy a copy of 'Phenomenon' and want the sound real low, so i decide to enable subtitles.. i don't want Mandarin Chinese/Korean! I want english/spanish: LOCALIZED languages of interest. Regional encoding allows the vendors to place differing features on the various zone discs. As far as I can see.. that's ALL it's good for tho. And the first argument isn't even a good one as neither laserdisc, nor VHS have any type of Regional protection and if someone in Europe wanted to see Armageddon before it hit the theaters there, by golly they could buy the VHS for $7 and it's all over. Anyhow.. i'm rambling, and this isn't the place for it. ;^)


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