Defining regions with DVD Player

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by tech4all, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. tech4all macrumors 68040

    tech4all

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    Yesterday my dad put a DVD into his Mac mini. Upon start up a window popped up saying to define a Region or something. I'm really not too sure what that meant. Can anybody fill me in as to what this is? I didn't have to do this on my G5 or my PC laptop.

    I'm sure this is a common term, but its new to me.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

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    Most computer dvd drives will require you to set the region the first time they are run, though I guess sometimes now. Anyway, the definition of regions can be found here: http://hometheaterinfo.com/dvd3.htm

    He'll most likely want to choose region 1, since you live in North America.
     
  3. tech4all thread starter macrumors 68040

    tech4all

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    Thanks for the link! Didn't realize there was so much involved with DVDs.
     

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