A chinese video hire shop has just opened at a convenient location to me. I noticed that they hire out loads of VCDs. However, some look "original" ie the discs are printed and look just like DVDs, even stating that they have DTS sound (they don't!). Others are made on CDRs - probably home made pirate copies. What I have found interesting though is that on my old Yamaha DVD player, the CDR doesn't play but the "original" VCD does. What is the difference in the media that allows this? I know that some DVD players are sensitive to specific brands of CDR but I don't think that is the explanation. The other thing I noticed is that the DVDs are all marked as "all" region. Some will have a region 1 or 2 logo and all region next to it. Are these pirated? I haven't viewed one yet but I have my doubts on picture quality and sound formats, DD DTS etc.