Celebrities & Entertainment
7,246 Reviews & Articles | 52,560 News Posts

Region coding removed from UltraHD Blu-ray spec

The region coding wall has collapsed, and thank God for that
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Oct 13, 2015 11:18 pm

With movie studios such as Twentieth Century Fox gearing up to release movies on the upcoming UltraHD Blu-ray format, which offers feature films in resolutions up to 3840 x 2160, comes today's news that the most hated part of the Blu-ray specification has been removed from UltraHD Blu-ray - region coding.




According to HighDefDigest "all UHD Blu-rays are region free", signalling an end to the anti-consumer stance that was bought over from the DVD format in order to control distribution. Although many studios such as Universal, Paramount and Warner Brothers mostly refused to employ region coding on their discs, the fact it won't be part of UltraHD Blu-ray is certainly cause for celebration.

NEWS SOURCES:Highdefdigest.com

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!