|i know it might seem daft to some but i'm sure i remember reading somewhere that region 4 and region 2 were virtually the same thing.|
quick question: DVD Region 4, do they play on region 2 players?
quedex 3,135 posts
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They are two distinct regions as far as the dvd player is concerned. What you will find is that because Australia (Region 4) uses PAL as well as us, a lot of dvds will secretly be set to both regions to save the publisher money.
I wouldn't rely on this though, especially with DVDs from big companies - I've got an R4 copy of The Matrix that won't play on a R2 player, but an R4 Yes Minister (from BBC) that will.
ah i see! thanks for clearing that up. I remember buying a region 4 monsters inc from cdwow that said it could play on region 2. I'm pretty sure that there'll be a region free code for the dvd player that i want to use it on if it doesnt play first time.