Tips for finding region-free DVD players include purchasing from trusted sources and learning of new industry protections. The DVD industry has been inconsistent in enforcing its rights under digital copyright laws and analysts believe it is abandoning the regional coding system, as of 2016.
DVD industry pioneers such as Samsung and Philips now actively market region-free DVD players in the United States and abroad. However, it is unclear whether copyright holders may choose to reassert their rights. Purchasing from a trusted seller helps protect the buyer from unintentionally breaking any laws.
Anyone looking for a region-free DVD player should also be aware that DVD manufacturers and content producers are developing new means of protecting digital rights using technology, such as regional coding enhancement, which makes region-free DVD players unable to play region 1-coded DVDs.