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DVR doesn't read disc, says region doen't match

DVR says region doesn't match, movie plays in my other dvr and I can't find what the disc region is in it's jacket. If the region in the disc was 1 what other reason could there be for the dvr to give that error message. I tried cleaning the lense an still gives me the same error...

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Re: DVR doesn't read disc, says region doen't match

Jimmyd, do other region 1 DVDs play in your Yamaha? If yes, then it's probably the dvd. If other DVDs are also having problems, it's possible that the DVD player's region changed.

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Re: DVR doesn't read disc, says region doen't match

Check the region of the new one probably it is region 4 made in china.your disc is a region one thats the reason why it cannot play on your new dvr which is a region 3 or 4.go on the web and see hw you can hack the code or burn a copy of that same disc.then try it in your new dvr.good luck

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see the cause and remedies:
Does not play disc
  1. No disc. - Load a disc into the tray.
  2. Disc has been loaded upside down. Place the disc with the label side up.
  3. Disc region code does not match region code of the player.
  4. Disc type is not the correct type to play.
  5. Disc is damaged or dirty. Clean the disc or try another.
  6. Moisture may be condensed inside the unit. Remove the disc and the leave the power on for one or two hours.
Finally the OPU optical pickup contain lasser beam, NOT are reading the TOC from DISK+ Syscon can be defective, you must go to the repair shop TV for fix it see the diagram attached, is a complex equipment.
God bless you

Jul 16, 2012 | Toshiba RS-TX20 DVD Recorder

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I am in australia and play region 4 dvds I want to but a region 1 dvd will it play?


Not if your machine is locked to Region 4! It's possible there may be a region hack for your machine, have a look on and go to the hacks section.

To see if it will play try to borrow a region 1 disc. If it does not play, then you'll only be able to play Region 4 discs only.


Oct 31, 2009 | Pioneer DVR-645H-S DVD/HDD Recorder

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Cannot read disc

call support from manufacturer on how to reset your player,
For instance, on Samsung players after it is powered on you hold in both channel buttons for 10 sec and the player restarts. essentialy like rebooting a computer.... that fixed mine that had the same problem

Apr 11, 2009 | Sony DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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I just bought the CH-DVR 1600 @ Target. This is just a temporary workaround to enable playing of region 2 DVD disks (don't have other regions but believe it will work also), until the real regional unlock is available.

1. Insert the region 2 DVD disk and close the tray.
2. Wait for the "Wrong Region" popup to appear in the upper-right corner of your TV screen.
3. The display on your DRV reads "STOP" at this point and the "Wrong Region" popup has disappeared.
4. Press the number "1" button on your DVR remote and a small input popup will appear in the upper-left corner of your screen.
5. Do not press anything else and the DVR will accept this entry as a chapter # and proceed to this chapter to start playing the movie.

NOTE1: The DVR runs in a somewhat restricted node, e.g. the DVR display still reads "STOP" and some remote functions do not work, such as "Menu". The input numbers correspond to the chapters on the DVD disk, so you can experiment and get to the menu once you hit one of the extra feature chapters with a "back to the menu" link on it.

NOTE2: I’m anxiously awaiting the real unlock sequence, as I tried most of the old ones posted here, none seemed to work.

also try this
-Switch player ON with no disc in the tray. Close tray and press MENU, 1, and 9 on the remote control. A menu should appear with the Region Option. Highlight the Region entry and press ENTER on the remote. Type in the Region you want. (Put 0 for code free) Press ENTER again to confirm choice. Press OPEN/CLOSE TRAY button and put in movie.

Mar 31, 2009 | Cyberhome DVR 1600 DVD Recorder

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How to record from DVR on Centrios EDW8020 Digital recorder

am new I dont have the manual I need to know how to record I bought the dvr+r disc but its not doing any thing

Mar 12, 2009 | Centrios EDW8020 DVD Recorder

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Pionner DVR-540H-S no longer plays DVD's


good day, true it's not advisable to use disc cleaner for it may also damage or scracth the optic lens inside.Possibly the optic lens of your player is either dirty caust by dust or faulty. but let's do hope it's only dust related and the only thing you can do now is to open and unscrew the upper cover of your player. Get a soft cotton buds, after dismantling the upper cover locate the optic drive lens and clean the lens by wipping it gently in circular direction. then try to play some DVD.


Feb 01, 2009 | Pioneer DVR-640H DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

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Cyberhome DVR 1600 DVD

What format are you recording in?If the recorder is set for DVD +R, and your playback machine won't read the disc, you may need to record on a DVD-R, or a DVD +-R. Or vice-versa. Some DVDRW discs will record on one machine and won't play on another. The media are incompatible. Another problem - if you are copying a copy-protected disc, it might not play back either. Are you sure you are finalizing the disc? This process takes 4-5 minutes and requires two or three responses sometime.

Dec 03, 2008 | Cyberhome DVR 1600 DVD Recorder

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Movie regions

Go to: what you are looking for is a region free hack..put your machines numbers in, hit search, scroll down, look to right of screen to see if a hack is listed.

Jun 26, 2008 | Pioneer DVR-640H DVD Recorder/HDD Recorder

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1/ Power ON
2/ Press PLAY
3/ 274222222005255
4/ Press Play
5/ Power OFF

Apr 22, 2008 | Yamaha DVR-S150 DVD Player

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Go Video Unlock Code

check the menu settings or (setup) on the dvr 4000 to see if it has options to enable or disable parental lock or to change region settings to region 1.

also the dvds you made are they +r or -r on what brand dvd record disc on dvd-r this may solve the problem but use a quality brand disc like memorex dvd-r it is compatible with many players and recorders also make sure the disc you made on the recorder were finalized.

Jan 03, 2008 | GoVideo Go Video DVD/VCR Combo

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