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How does DVD regional playback control work with the Kaleidescape System?

A DVD can only be cataloged, imported, or played direct, on a component with a matching region code. Every Kaleidescape component with an optical drive is shipped set to DVD region 1. This DVD region code can be changed, but this can only be done up to four times. These restrictions are dictated by the CSS License Agreement of the DVD Copy Control Association, Inc. A single Kaleidescape System can contain multiple components set to different DVD region codes; many customers who enjoy international movies configure their systems in this manner. Once a DVD is imported, it can be played from any player regardless of the DVD region code.

NOTE: Systems purchased from Kaleidescape after November 30th, 2014 are not be able to import CSS-protected DVDs. For more information, please visit

Encore systems do not support the import of discs. DVDs and Blu-ray discs may be cataloged so that they can be shown in the on-screen user interface, just like content downloaded from the Kaleidescape Movie Store.



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