February 07, 2005
What are region 0 DVDs?

Whereas most DVDs sold for home entertainment purposes are "region coded", region 0 DVDs are unrestricted and unencoded discs that are playable on (most) DVD players worldwide (however not all players/TVs play/display NTSC or PAL discs (they'll play at least one of the two standards) and this should be verified).

Wikipedia adds:

Region 0 designates no actual region, but it is used as shorthand for a disc meant to be playable on all players. On such a disc, the actual region coding is R1/2/3/4/5/6. In the early days, region 0 players were created that would allow any region disc to be played in them, but studios responded by adjusting regioned discs to refuse to play if the player was determined 0 (since no player should anyway). This system is known as Regional Coding Enhancement or just RCE.

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Please can you give me any info on it?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Paolo Riccardi | 2005-02-10 19:35 | Link
I had a question ,a group in Venezuela(www.petroleoparaelpueblo.tripod.com) is promoting a proposal to transfer public property from oil Industry(Pdvsa,Citgo,Veba Oel),that is State owned to people through mutual funds and social security, at large in that country;them says it is based upon a Norwegian Model,¿This is truth? is Oil Industry in Norway owned by people? This is no suposed to be a State corporation(Statoil),I have reads there are an Oil Foundation there in order to finance social projects,but the norwegian model is for real? or it is a scam?.Rune Kristian Viken, Oslo | 2005-02-10 20:16 | Link
Paolo Riccardi: I'm no expert on the subject, but I'm a norwegian.

Statoil is indeed owned by the Norwegian State, but it's not the only company operating platforms in the North Sea. There are several companies, which are privately owned.

However. There is one very important twist to this. The oil companies pay taxes. Heavy taxes. If I'm not greatly mistaken, the taxes the oil companies pays on their oil is around 80% of the profits. In other words -- most of the money goes straight to the state.

I've not heard about the "oil foundation" that finances social projects. On the other hand, we've got an "oil fund" - which is a quite large fund which in the future will be used for pensions and so forth. It's Norway's "savings account" - sort off.

So - in other words - Norway has both state owned and privately owned oil companies. All pay _extremely_ large taxes on their produce, which again goes into the oil fund. This again, is norways savings account for the future.

Hope that answered your question.

Posted by: Paolo Riccardi on February 11, 2005 01:27 AM

All region dvd players were the way to pre-2004. Most players have a secret menu to enable all regions NTSC/PAL playback.

Now I'd get a DIVX DVD player while you can (before the authorities try to restrict/tag them), as they play much more efficient codecs you'll find from open source internet downloads. Just burn to dvd-rom, and you can access the file structure, and get 3-7 movies on one disk. Much less library clutter. Some newer players such as KiSS even allow you to transfer directly to internal hard drives to play movie files.

Hope this helps...

Posted by: Matt on February 16, 2005 11:51 AM

Do you have the unlock code (ie region-free) for DVD player: Lennox 2300?

Posted by: Nik on July 29, 2005 07:36 AM

Statoil is indeed owned by the Norwegian State, but it's not the only company operating platforms in the North Sea. There are several companies, which are privately owned.

However. There is one very important twist to this. The oil companies pay taxes. Heavy taxes. If I'm not greatly mistaken, the taxes the oil companies pays on their oil is around 80% of the profits. In other words -- most of the money goes straight to the state.

I've not heard about the "oil foundation" that finances social projects. On the other hand, we've got an "oil fund" - which is a quite large fund which in the future will be used for pensions and so forth. It's Norway's "savings account" - sort off.

Posted by: jeanfron on August 29, 2005 10:36 PM

Give me codes to make my pansonic DVD player zone free(region free)

Posted by: Carl on September 27, 2005 01:36 PM

Can all Region 0 dvds be played on a computer?

Posted by: Julie on September 29, 2005 03:24 AM
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