There are six world Regions for DVD, each receiving a unique DVD region code. Discs manufactured in one region will usually only play on players that were manufactured in the same DVD region, so discs bought in the US will not play on UK players and vice versa.
If however, you have a multi-region DVD player, you will be able to play DVDs with a different DVD region code. Please check your DVD manual, or with the manufacturer, if you are not sure whether your DVD player is multi-region.
The UK belongs to DVD region 02, and most of the DVDs sold through the shops on this sites are of DVD region code 02 - so you wont have a problem playing them on your DVD player or PS2.
One exception to this is DVDPlanet. They are an international DVD supplier from the and their DVDs are of DVD region code 01. You will therefore need a multi-region DVD player in order to play them yourself.
If you are buying DVDs for friends and family abroad, you should check the list of DVD region codes below to make sure the disks you sent them will play on their DVD player.
DVD Region Code 01
Canada, U.S., U.S. Territories.
DVD Region Code 02
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, European Union, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (the Former Yugoslav Republic), Malta, Moldova, Principality of Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia,South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Kingdom (Channel Islands) Vatican City State, Yemen, Yugoslavia
DVD Region Code 03
Southeast Asia, East Asia (including Hong Kong)
DVD Region Code 04
Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, Caribbean
DVD Region Code 05
Former Soviet Union, Indian Subcontinent, Africa (also North Korea, Mongolia)
DVD Region Code 06
DVD Region Code 07
DVD Region Code 08
Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.).This concludes the help section on DVD region code.
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