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DR389 How do I change the area code to play movies. some work and some dont.

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  • Carol Fraser Feb 22, 2012

    I was going to watch a movie last week that my friends have watched and I couldnt as it said wrong area code. I have previously watched of dvd's

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The short answer is, you can't. The long answer is that a very few units have secret settings menus that will allow you to do this. However, even with this ability the drive will only allow you to change your region 3 times before becoming permanently locked to the last selected region. If you have a PC, it is much easier to buy a drive and change its firmware to allow any disc to be played. Once you do this, you can take any disc you own and re-burn it on your PC as a region 1 disc which will play in your unit. I do this all the time because some movies I buy from the UK were not released in the USA.

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