Blu-ray movies have 3 different regions, which are different to DVDs. DVDs use region numbers, Blu-rays use region letters. The letters A, B and C represent the 3 regions of Blu-ray. Not all Blu-ray movies are region coded and these are known as Region Free or All Regions.
- Region A - North American, Central America, South America, East Asia (except for China) and South East Asia
- Region B - Europe, UK, Africa, Middle East, New Zealand, and Australia
- Region C - Central Asia, East Asia (Mainland China and Mongolia only), South Asia, central Eurasia and their dependencies.
- Region Free or All Regions - These discs are designed to play in Blu-Ray Players Worldwide. NB: Sony have restricted their hardware in North America and may not play all Region Free coded discs. (eg: BBC releases).
However you can purchase Blu-ray players without hardware locking specifically designed to play Blu Ray Movies coded outside your Zone. These are known as Region Free Blu-Ray Players.