Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Blu-ray is NOT Region Free
DVD is NOT Region Free.
As of today, 1/3/2009, there is only ONE Stand Alone Blu-ray player that is Region free fr both Blu-ray and DVD, and that is the LG 200 Blu-ray/HD DVD Combo player. The PS3 only plays Region A Blu-rays and Region 1 (and I would assume 0) DVDs.
Blu-ray region coding isn't a bad as DVD, but there are still many titles only available in Region B and C (A is USA/Canada)
There are other countries in Region A, most notably Japan.
Quick country/territory reference guide to Blu-Ray Regions:
Region A: North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
Region B: Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Region C: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mainland China, Pakistan, Russia, Central and South Asia.