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Tips on Choosing a Good DVD

There are a plethora of websites where you can shop for DVDs. Many people go online, type in their favorite actors or directors, and search for the movie they most want to watch. While there is nothing wrong with this strategy, it will produce many results that are not exactly what you want. If you want to enjoy the best shopping experience possible, please remember some tips when buying your next DVD:


Make Sure You Know Its Region Code


Before buying anything in any format, the first step should be to find out which region that product's coding conforms to. If the item has restrictions, you won't get stuck with something that doesn't work on your DVD player! Look at the back of a DVD you already own. You should see a circle or a little number inside it, with the letter A on one side and a number on the other. This is that particular product's region code. Countries are split up into certain regions, and films can only be played by players from those regions if they have the same region as the country of purchase.


Don’t Buy Anything Without Knowing Which Version It Is


There may be several versions of films available to buy at any given time in many countries now. The theatrical cut will often be different from the director’s cut and may contain more swearing than originally intended! There might also be exclusive footage not shown before, which you can view exclusively on DVD! If this is your first purchase and you do not know which version is the original theatrical cut, ask.


Think About What Extra Features You Want Before Purchase


Some DVD retailers may try to sell you a movie with exclusive content without telling you that it is not the director's cut. They might also be selling other editions of that film at cheaper prices. Whether or not you want to pay over the odds for things like deleted scenes and commentaries by famous directors and cast members is up to you. However, why would anyone buy an expensive edition of a film that already includes all these things on every other release? Make your decision carefully when shopping for DVDs online.


Don’t Rely Solely on Reviews for Your Purchase


Nowadays, movie reviews can be found at the click of a button, and many people try to make their purchasing decisions based on these. While you might initially think this is a good idea and cut out some research time, there are undoubtedly hundreds if not thousands of reviews for every film ever made. Reading them all will take up lots of time, and you do not want to spend that getting rid of excess cash in your wallet!


DVDs and Blu-rays have become the standard for home entertainment. If you could draw a picture of what it means to be someone who enjoys watching movies or television, the chances are that you would find yourself surrounded by DVDs and Blu-ray discs. They are simple to buy, inexpensive to own, and do not detract from your experience with really good movie theater popcorn.


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I'm surprised that anyone still watches films on DVD. When I found out that you can easily convert old DVD films to mp4 format, I immediately did it with a few of my films. In fact, there is nothing complicated about it. You can find programs here that will do it quickly and easily.

I think in a couple of years DVDs will be hard to buy anywhere.

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