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The Region setting chances of my above dvd writer has reached 5 times and is no longer now changing Region. Is there any way tht the dvd can be set as region free or it maay give me some more chances of re setting it.
Please help !
I have received other solutions from you on my Durabrand portable dvd player and it ws really nice nd solved my problem. Thnks a lot for the same.
VP Gupta
vedu6@hotmail.com

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  • vedu6 Nov 21, 2008

    The Region setting chances of my above dvd writer has reached 5 times and is no longer now changing Region. Is there any way tht the dvd can be set as region free or it maay give me some more chances of re setting it.
    Please help !
    I have received other solutions from you on my Durabrand portable dvd player and it ws really nice nd solved my problem. Thnks a lot for the same.
    VP Gupta
    vedu6@hotmail.com

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since the changes remaining is set to 0, sorry to say that you cna no longer change this to a different regional setting, unless you reinstall the OS,

chances are you have selected the region previously, or somebody else.

The world is split up into 8 DVD regions:

Region 1: U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories
Region 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
Region 3: Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
Region 4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
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The second solution is free Remote Selector tool: click here to download Remote Selector. Launch remselec22.exe file. Click Control tab. Choose Enabled, and check all options Region Free, Disable Macrovision, Disable User Prohibition as shown below:

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These units have very very very strong region restriction - no reported patches or fixes that I can find...

So they come with an original region (the local one for where you bought the laptop) set by the manufacturer. You only have 5 possible region changes before it locks on to the final region permanently*.

There is very little info on the Matsushita (now Panasonic) website - but it appears that when you insert a different region disk into the drive it will automatically change the region restriction setting to that new region (and there goes one of your 5 allowed changes??).

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Because it's an odd number, chances are you'll end up with a permanent non-local region restriction...

* and Panasonic/Matsushita will only change it for a cost apparently...

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