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DVDs

TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more are available on DVDs. There are a number of different types of DVDs available on the market in regard to content, geographic region, and more.

What are some of the different genres of DVDs?

All sorts of genres are available, allowing you to find a video that you will want to watch. Movies are available for kids and adults alike. Some of the genres available on DVDs include:

  • Action and Adventure
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Horror
  • Animation and Anime
  • Children and Family
  • TV shows
  • Sports
What is a collector's edition DVD?

A collector's edition DVD is often released months or years after the initial version, which is the one that is shown in theaters or on television. It may also be referred to as a special edition. Either way, it may include several components not featured on the initial version such as:

  • Cut scenes
  • Cast interviews
  • Producer/director comments
  • Movie trailers
  • Apps and games
Will all DVDs work on a standard DVD player?

It is important to look at the region code on a DVD as it will only play in players designed for that region. For example, a US player may only play Region 1 DVDs, while an Australian player may only play Region 4 DVDs. PAL is another notation that might be on a disc, which is typically used in the UK and Australia. There are multiregional players and discs available, which will play movies or videos from multiple regions. The region will be identified on the back of the case so that you can confirm the type of player it is compatible with.

What is the difference between widescreen and full screen?

There are two types of video formats offered as a result of HDTV screen technology. The aspect ratio is what varies between widescreen and full screen formats.

  • Full screen: 4:3 ratio, which is 1.33 times wider than its height.
  • Widescreen: 16:9 ratio, which is 1.77 times wider than its height.
What is a boxed set?

A boxed set is used to provide all of the DVDs for a particular movie or TV series. For example, if a movie had a part one, part two, and part three, they would be sold individually as well as in a boxed set that features all three movies in one box. There may be other items also included in a boxed set, especially if it is an anniversary or collector's edition, such as:

  • Movie posters
  • An ornament or figurine
  • An episode guide
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