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I have a m/region DVD player but the TV will not play region 1

I have a multi-region Panasonic DVD player but when I put on a region 1 DVD the television set comes up with a message to the effect that the television cannot play it. I have checked the manual for the TV and gone through all the menu facilities on the TV but cannot find any means to change from the PAL system to the US system. Can you assist?

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Basically pal and NTSC do not play any part in the DVD region coding process. Pal and NTSC simply mean the difference in the various tv formats. PAL is the UK tv system which runs at 50Hz (update 50 times per second) and NTSC is used across Europe, America and most other parts of the world runs at 60Hz.

Region coding is something different. This is basically a system that only allows DVDs to be played in certain regions. The UK is region 2 along with Europe and other countries like the Arab Emirates. Region 1 is the USA. There are 8 different regions, 9 if you include 0 which is basically 'region free'.

Most DVD players have some sort of 'Hack' which will allow you to change the region code of the player. This normally comes in the form of a code that is entered on the remote, which sometimes reveals a 'secret menu'. 

One of the most common 'hacks' for Sony DVD players is this one however you will need an 'AllInOne' Remote.

1. In order for this hack to work, you will have to send an infra-red code to your player with a OneForAll remote such as the OneForAll 6 (or URC7560) or OneForAll 4 (or URC7740) or OneForAll 4 Digital, or One For All 5 Digital (or URC 7555) with the following instructions: 
Press the DVD button 
Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash 
Configure your remote using the setup code 0 5 3 3 

2. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the System-Menu option 
3. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the Setup option 
4. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the Options option 
5. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the Command-Mode option 
6. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the DVD1 option 
7. On the official Sony remote, set the DVD1 option for the Command-Mode switch, under the sliding cover 
8. Verify that both the official Sony remote control and your OneForAll remote control can power off and on your DVD player 
9. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions: 
Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash 
Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes 
Press the Magic button once 
Configure your remote using the setup code 1 8 9 or 0 0 1 8 9 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes 
Press the 1 button once, a double LED flash should occur 

10. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions: 
Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash 
Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes 
Press the Magic button once 
Configure your remote using the setup code 2 5 5 or 0 0 2 5 5 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes 
Press the 2 button once, a double LED flash should occur 

11. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions: 
Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash 
Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes 
Press the Magic button once 
Configure your remote using the setup code 0 9 5 or 0 0 0 9 5 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes 
Press the 3 button once, a double LED flash should occur 

12. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions: 
Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash 
Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes 
Press the Magic button once 
Configure your remote using the setup code 2 2 1 or 0 0 2 2 1 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes 
Press the 4 button once, a double LED flash should occur 

13. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions: 
Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash 
Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes 
Press the Magic button once 
Configure your remote using the setup code 0 7 9 or 0 0 0 7 9 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes 
Press the 5 button once, a double LED flash should occur 

14. Place your DVD player into Standby mode 
15. Press the buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on your OneForAll remote control, in order, one at a time 
16. Your DVD player should show the words TIMER OK 
17. Press the buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on your OneForAll remote control, in order, one at a time 
18. Your DVD player should return itself to Standby mode 
19. Remove the batteries for significant period of time to wipe the programmed codes on your OneForAll remote 

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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    ABHISHEK.C Jan 10, 2009

    There are various websites out there who will charge you a fee to send you an unlock code for your DVD player. I heard Amazon do them. You'll have to put in the exact make and model of your player and they'll tell you if it can be "unlocked".

    Try this link:

    http://www.dvdcodes.net/



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    ABHISHEK.C Jan 10, 2009

    you can hack the dvd player if it is possible, PAL is the format that is common in the European side, NTSC is the format for the American side.


    try this site
    http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks



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Does it in fact say in the manual that it is multi region ?

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