Question about Toshiba SDV393 DVD Player/VCR
Can this DVD player unlock the region code ? If yes, how please?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is not a Toshiba problem.
Most DVD players have region codes. If you play a DVD from your region 5 times, it will permantly set the code.
Blame the movie and record companies.
Even most computer DVD drives have region codes.
It's unlikely the sales person was educated enough in this topic to even know what a region code is.
Here's something else to consider. If the DVD you want to view is from England, they use PAL not NTSC, so it's unlikely you could view it on your TV anyway.
Get your son to copy the file from the DVD onto a USB FlashRAM drive, then mail it to you. They don't have region codes. Now you can view it on your computer, and make your own North American region DVD. Also, you could always have him e-mail the video to you, then burn it yourself.
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
After getting clarification from Fixya I can pass the links below to you to check yourself
Some players are harder than others to do this but you may want to try here or here
Toshiba's and JVC's are the harder ones to do
I use a Phillips myself as it is not only cheaper but has much more going for it than many of the higher end units. i throw anything at it and it just plays
The older the unit that harder it is to do the region free thing with.
I let my EX have the panasonic (big grin)
If you cant find a fix then look at the codes available for cheaper brands and how easy it is to do it before you purchase one.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
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