That’s the case with most,


That’s the case with most, if not all, new players (as in bought in the last 2 to 3 years) if I’m not mistaken. It might even be a bit longer than that. However, some of the older models can’t always read the region free. It was actually another ‘security’ system to specifically not play a DVD if it didn’t find a region code.
However, since this made a lot of incompatibilities with home user’s DVD’s, so the pressure on the DVD player makers made it so a region free should be playable on players.

I’ve actually seen a DVD player (My parent’s) that couldn’t play a region free DVD. This was a player from 5 or 6 years ago.

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