The database itself was created as a reaction to DVD manufacturers
creating region locked machines. Let me give you an example of how unfair
the act of region-locking can be. If a person goes on holiday to another
'region' and buys a DVD,
it would be fair to assume they'd be able to play it on their machine when
they got home... As some of you have discovered, this is certainly not the
case. Due to region locking, your 'right' to watch the purchased movie has
been taken away from you.
Well, I for one wasn't going to be dictated to by Sony
or Panasonic or any of the other big name manufacturers. It's my belief
that these companies, including film distributors, make enough money
without trying to squeeze an extra buck out of us when it come to film
release dates. In fact, the whole situation bothered me so much I decided
to create a website where people can unlock their machines and watch
movies from anywhere in the world.
You may have wondered why manufacturers design DVD players with the
ability to change region coding in the first place? In fact, region codes
exist so that DVD
player manufactures can set them to whichever region of the world they
choose - without having to alter the costly hardware itself. Once they've
adjusted the DVD
code, all they have to do is ship the region-locked machines out to buyers
and wipe their hands of the situation. We are not meant to know about all
of this though - making it all the more enjoyable for me to distribute
unlock codes to DVD
Although nothing has been proved, it's my belief that
manufacturers are subsidised by big name film makers and distributors so
they can control release dates for films around the world. Don't forget,
this is a multi-billion pound business that needs to be orchestrated
correctly to earn maximum profits from films.
Developing the site so far has been a fantastic
experience, through which I've met many interesting people. DVDExploder
is a site where communication between yourself and my team is paramount.
No matter what your issue or enquiry, I am always at hand to help you and
lend my expertise. If you have a question, simply drop me an e-mail and
I'll do all I can to assist. An ongoing relationship
with my members is the norm here and I hope to help you soon.
So there you have it, a little bit about
the development of the site and my motivation for creating it in the first
place. I hope that you'll be able to benefit from my team's knowledge of
and show your contempt to movie distributors, by registering today and
making your DVD equipment region free.