I have had the above DVD player/sound surround for 4 years. It has been fine until recently. Sometimes when I play new DVD's on the systems, they freeze at a certain point. When I replay the DVD, they again freeze or jump at exactly the same point. The DVD's are fine as they work on other DVD players. Do you have any suggestions?
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Bought a new unit. The old unit was a surround sound system in which the previous owner removed the speakers. I wasn't aware of the problem but found out that it would not allow it to play on Dolby 5.1...It would only play DVD's on channel 2, therefore no english etc. Thanks for your help!!!
The region code is burned in to the firmware of the player. If this is an independent DVD unit for your TV set and not a computer, the firmware for this may be with the main circuit board, and not the drive itself. This is based on the particular design.
If you search around net using search engines, you may be able to find some kind of code or patch that you can enter in to your DVD player. With these types of patches, if they are not factory approved there is no guarantee that they will reliably work, or not cause other types of faults.
:: Remote Control Overview 1 POWER Press to power the DVD+VCR on or off. 2 TRK+/- While a tape is playing, press to manually adjust tracking (i.e., to remove white lines from the screen). 3 0-9 Use to select channels and set menu items. 4 SKIP/F.ADV Press to skip ahead in one-minute increments, up to 5 minutes, during VCR playback. Press to advance one frame at a time in Pause mode. 5 SHUTTLE <</>> Press the 4 and 6 buttons to scan forward and backward at variable speeds. 6 MODE/REPEAT Press to set the Play Mode to Random or Programmed Play. Also press to set the Repeat Mode to Title, Chapter/ Track, or A/B Repeat (DVD only). 7 ZOOM Press to zoom in at 2 or 4 times normal magnification (DVD only). 8 100+/3D SOUND Press to select cable channels 100 and above. Also press to activate the 3D Sound feature, which creates the illusion of surround sound with only two speakers (DVD only). 9 DVD Press to set the remote control to operate the DVD deck. 10 MUTE Press to turn audio on or off. 11 VOL +/- Press to adjust the volume. 12 STOP J Press to stop playback. 13 REW AA In DVD mode, press to skip to the previous track. In VCR mode, press to rewind the tape. Press and hold to scan backward during playback. 14 REC F Press once to start recording in the VCR deck. Press repeatedly to add recording time in 30-minute increments. 15 ARROW KEYS Y/B/A/" Press to navigate in the menu system, see page 15. 16 SETUP/ENTER Press to display the DVD+VCR menu system and confirm menu settings. 17 SP/SLP/TITLE Press to set the VCR record speed to SP (Standard Play) or SLP (Super Long Play). SLP is three times longer than SP. Also press to display DVD title menus (for discs with multiple titles only)