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Hi there, the problem with this type of dvd player is that the remote has a pause/play combined button. You need to get yourself a generic remote and program it to use the dvd player, make sure it has a seperate play/pause button. When you have this remote use the following code :
Audio, 1, 9, 8, 2, Subtitle, Pause and then 0
Make sure you have the disc tray open at the time. The screen should display "On" if the code worked correctly.
The DVD Upgrade is an advanced modification to your DVD player, which adds extra features and enables you to get more from your machine. The upgrade supplements the DVD player and in no way harms the playback quality or removes any performance features of the machine.
The following DVD players are supported by this version of the DVD Upgrade:
Sony DAV-C700 Sony DAV-S400 Sony DAV-S500 Sony DAV-S800 Sony CMT-S9D
Macrovision & CGMS disable
All DVD players have a system called Macrovision built in to the player, which is designed to stop the copying of DVD discs to video. However, this system can have adverse affects on some projectors. For this reason the DVD MOD Upgrade disables Macrovision to solve any problems.
Put your player into „Standby“ Mode and enter one of the following commands if necessary:
Remote control command Function  [ENTER] Default Default region code on the player  [ENTER] Region 1  [ENTER] Region 2  [ENTER] Region 3  [ENTER] Region 4  [ENTER] Region 5  [ENTER] Region 6  [ENTER] Region 7  [ENTER] Region 8 [Arrow down] [ENTER] Only play DVDs with the selected region; auto switching OFF [Arrow up] [ENTER] Default Auto switching ON [PREV I<<] [ENTER] Enable video interference impulses (Macrovision ON) [NEXT >>I] [ENTER] Default Disable video interference impulses (Macrovision OFF) [Arrow left] [ENTER] Enable user operation prohibitions* and access restrictions [Arrow right] [ENTER] Default Disable user operation prohibitions* and access restrictions
* The DVD can no longer prohibit you from using the fast-forward, chapter change or Audio-/Subtitle-/Angle switch. You can no longer be forced to watch intros. Just press [TITLE] or [DVD MENU] and select PLAY.
DVD's are coded to play in different parts of the world. Each DVD player is set up to recognise these codes. Most are set up to recognise only the region code of the area it was made for. For example Region 1 is for the USA and Region 2 is UK and parts of Europe. A DVD player made for the USA market would not be able to play any other discs with a Region code other than 1. And so on... This was done for the film industry benefit so that films can be released at later dates in different parts of the world without everybody seeing it on DVD issued in the USA.
However most DVD players can be "hacked" by a combination of keys allowing the user of say a Region 2 player to change it to another region. Some can also be changed to Region 0 which means it should play any disc.
How to change the Region code can be found by putting the model number of the DVD into a search engine and the words 'region code'. Some can be found on this site too.
It's possible that you or someone has accidently changed the region code setting on the player.
If you type your model number and the words 'region code' into a search engine, you should find out how to reset it to your region or make it region free.
If that doesn't work there's an electrical fault on the machine.
Hi, guessing you are from the UK? Different countries operate different regions for dvd's for instance the UK dvd players are set up to play region 2 discs, and US dvd players are set up to play region 1 discs. This is because dvd release dates are different around the world and this stops people buying a dvd in the US and bringing it back to the UK and selling it before its official UK release date for example. Your choices are either to play the dvds on a PC where often the dvd software will allow you to change region a number of times (be careful though as some players will let you change region say 5 times and then be locked to that region) Or to get hold of or buy a multi region dvd player which plkays dvd'd regardless of their original region Hope that makes sense, good luck
This sound as if you've got a Local region programed DVD. (India is not NTSC)
However you can try playing a different region and fiddle with the remote. In must cases it should be in automatic. If this doesn't work then you nee a multiregion apparatus. Good Luck