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    Default DVD /UV

    Hi, this feels a really dumb question but I want to buy a DVD from trade me and am unsure if the "UV" thing is going to be an issue. I don't really understand what ultraviolet is all about - all I want is to be able to play the DVD on my DVD player whenever I want, nothing else. If the DVD has DVD/UV am I going to be able to do that?
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    Default Re: DVD /UV

    As long as you have the legit Licence - Yes.

    Have a read of the following articles, they explain.:ultraviolet-what-you-need-to-know and what-is-ultraviolet/
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    Default Re: DVD /UV

    Hi, thanks for replying. I have read those pages and still don't understand how it works. If I buy a brand new DVD I would have the legit licence for it, wouldn't I? And in that case shouldn't I be able to play it on my DVD player without fluffing around with UV?

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    Default Re: DVD /UV

    It doesn't effect normal playback. Usually it just means there's a licence for a digital copy you can download included, and almost always for me it's already expired by the time I get the disk.
    I have several DVDs in my collection with UV logos and licences included that I've bought second hand, they play just fine.

    It's kind of like a legitimate alternative to ripping your own disks, just less convenient and more restricted.
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    Default Re: DVD /UV

    Thanks heaps for that explanation, it is just what I wanted to hear.

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