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Unable to play some DVD's ,screen message says wrong region.Have entered different regions code to no avail.

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Hello,i have been reading about your problem....
If the dvd you are trying to play is a fake copy,it will not always play.... , Plus.... when you buy in a different country it also may not work.... this is due to the dvds reagons....

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Hi I have a samsung DVD player model number p181 & when I insert DVD message comes up wrong regioncan you please help, thanks


Hi,on most of the DVD players regional set up cannot be changed.
As an easy solution ,you can play them in your Laptop and with proper connection you can watch them on your TV as well..

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DVD region codes are a digital-rights management technique designed to allow film distributors to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and price, according to the region.DVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played.

The American DVD Copy Control Association in California requires that DVD-player manufacturers incorporate the regional-playback control (RPC) system - according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, an Australian government agency.[1]

There are six different official regions and two informal variations.[citation needed] DVDs may use one code, a combination of codes (Multi-Region), most codes (Region 0) or every code/no codes (Region All). The commercial DVD player specification requires that a player to be sold in a given place not play discs encoded for a different region; however, region-free DVD players are also commercially available.[2] In addition, many DVD players can be modified to be region-free, allowing playback of all discs.[3]

Jun 27, 2011 | Audio Players & Recorders

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"wrong region" on dvd player


According to the Wikipedia, "DVD region codes are a DRM technique designed to allow motion picture studios to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and price, according to the region. DVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played.

The DVD Copy Control Association in California, USA, requires that DVD player manufacturers incorporate the Regional Playback Control (RPC) system - according to the Australian government's anti-monopoly watchdog, the ACCC. It is therefore this US Association that is responsible for the RPC system that effectively divides the world into six regions for the purposes of controlling and manipulating distribution within the global DVD market.

There are six different official regions and two informal variations. DVD discs may use one code, a combination of codes (Multi-Region), most codes (Region 0) or every code/no codes (Region All). The commercial DVD player specification requires that a player to be sold in a given place not play discs encoded for a different region; however, region-free DVD players are also commercially available.In addition, many DVD players can be modified to be region-free, allowing playback of all discs."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code

A brand new DVD player allows you to play DVDs from different regions only five times, locking to the last region watched after these five times. So, you might have used your five region-change permissions and your DVD player is now locked to a different one from that of the DVD you want to watch (even thou you might have watched normally before).

There are some softwares like "DVD Region+CSS Free" from dvdidle.com or "CloneDVD 2" from Slysoft.com that allow you to back up your DVDs without the annoying region code. There are also sites like www.rpc1.org and www.dvdexploder.com that provide firmware or remote control codes to unlock the region of your DVD player.

Hope this information helps you understand why your DVD player is behaving like that and how to bypass that pitfall.

Mar 31, 2011 | Philips Televison & Video

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Wrong region message


power on.
open the drawer & LEAVE IT OPEN
press on the remote control
1 3 7 9
four small stars appear in the top left of the screen whilst you enter the code chose whatever region you want 0 is region free

once the code is entered simply enter the region number you require, close the drawer & press play

Mar 31, 2011 | Daewoo DVG-8500N DVD Player

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Message "wrong Region" appears in my Sony DVD -


DVD region is an anti-piracy method to block DVDs from other countrys to be played on a region where that DVD isn't available for selling. You still can watch that DVD by changing the DVD Player region code from options but be aware that you have a limited number of changes, after changes reach 0 you cannot change DVD region code anymore and your DVD player will be stucked to a certain region that you selected.

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Unlock telefunken tel9800 dvd/vcr combo region


open tray
enter 0520, then press up, down, left, right (these are the keys around the ok/enter button)
a message will appear on the screen showing current region
press 0 and enter
it should now play any region
hope this helps


Angel

Dec 16, 2009 | Televison & Video

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DVD's wont play - says wrong region but they are compatible


To change the Region code on your player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVD drive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have been made.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the 4th change.
If you want to play DVD from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free

From: -
www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

Nov 23, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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GPX portable DVD model PD808B - wrong region message


Turn on power. Open lid. Enter 9735 with the remote and press 'enter', you can now choose between regions on the screen. Select the desired region unlock and press 'enter'. This works well!

Benony Jonsson

Feb 20, 2009 | GPX PD808B Portable DVD Player with Screen

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All region code for Medion DVD recorder MD84100


Found on another board, tried and it worked on my Medion
P70002 / MD84100 DVD recorder:

Turn on DVD recorder
Press HOME on remote
Go to SETUP in Easy Menu
Move down to padlock icon
Press 0 seven times
Message appears:

Congratulations!
Region Change Free!
YES (press ENTER)

It now plays US and UK as well as Australian (in my case).

Dec 31, 2008 | Electronics - Others

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Unable to play a DVD movie


Most probably the TV system is not compatible.
This VCR/DVD uses NTSC formate. Is the DVD in PAL formate. Also the Region code can be different. This DVD palys DVD-Disks with regional code 1 or All.

Dec 09, 2008 | GoVideo DVR4300 DVD Player/VCR

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Wrong Regional Disc.


DVDs are ecoded with region codes to indicate what area of the world they are made for. These codes may be 1,2,3, etc depending on which region they are made for.
DVD player read these codes and if the disc region code does not match the region the device is made for, the player will not play the disc.
Region 1 is for USA so most DVDp players made for use in USA require region 1 discs.
Some DVD players called multi region DVD players can be set to play different region DVDs but they are typically more expr=ensive then one region players and the code must be changed each time a different region disc is played.

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