How to Spot Fake DVDs
With unauthorized copies of movies and other media being sold around the world, you may be wondering whether that DVD is a counterfeit. If you are shopping from a street market or online seller, here is how to check for authenticity.
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Basic Signs of Lack of Authenticity
Research the movie that you want to buy. Find out how many versions have been officially released, the special features of the movie and which regions the movie is encoded for. This will allow you to spot a fake easily when you are shopping, and it will also give you a better sense of which deals are too good to be true.
For example, genuine Disney DVD’s are rarely “Region 0”, “playable in all regions” or “region 1 compatible”. If you spot a Disney DVD advertising any of these things, you will know that the DVD is possibly fake.