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Is there a DVD drive for PAL format?

I have a travelmate 4010, and would upgrade to a new DVD drive if it can play PAL format DVDs.

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I just asked my brother. He said to try VLC player (free download)
Hope it works!

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I want to buy a region 3 dvd but im not sure if my compact will play it?


To change the Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVD drive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have been made.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the 4th change.
If you want to play DVDs from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software (Passkey for DVD) that allows you to play DVDs from any region and Passkey for Blu-ray that allows you to play Blu-rays from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free From: -
www.dvdfab.com/products,free.htm

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To change the Region code on your DVD player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVD drive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have been made.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the 4th change.
If you want to play DVD from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is (DVD-Region Free) now updated replacement program is Passkey for DVD and for Blu-ray discs Passkey for Blu-ray.

These are available from: -
www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm


REGION FREE CODES FOR DVD & BLU-RAY
www.dvdexploder.com/
www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks
www.download-info.com/dvd/index_new.htm

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When i play dvd disc on my pc the sound is good but i cannot see the pictures.


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