What are Regions?

I have been learning more and more about dvd burning. I am still unclear about the dvd regions. For example, I was looking at a dvd player today and it said it supported region 1. What does this mean.
Any help will be appreciated.

Regions are the makings of evil organisations called Fox, Warner and MPAA.
You can read all about it here and here

Multiregion rules.

Originally posted by Airhead
Multiregion rules.

Agreed :wink:

much thanks for the info Airhead…