Hi - I own a Phillips sounbar home theatre which I bought in Australia - now I ammoving countries and want to be able to use it, however if there is a diferent region I will need to either make it multi-region or sell it. Can someone advise if I can in fact make it multi-region?
Have also just purchased a Philips HTS8140 with Philips LCD screen.
Found a result on web as follows:
1.Turn on TV
2.Turn on Sound Bar System.
4.Press 9 9 9 0 (0 being Region Free or place the desired region #)
(a message displaying "region 0",or the region you chose, will appear on the screen.)
5.Switch soundbar off to soundby.
6.Turn player back on and it should be either region free or the region you selected.
So far I have not been able to check with anyother disc exept region 4.
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Hi Elizabeth. Not all DVD players are able to be made "multi region". The model numbers of DVD players that are multi region have the same model number as a "home" region player. There is no difference in the appearance of the unit. If it was sold to you by a retailer on the understanding that it could be made a multi region, then I suggest you call them ask ask for the code. Quite often, there is a procedure to follow when converting a DVD player to multi region - along the lines of - place the non region disk in the tray and press buttons X, X and X. I know this doesn't answer your question but I hope it gives you an explanation!
This worked for me (taken from the service manual)
Power on Unit
Then Open / Eject
Then type the following...
9999 followed by *subtitle* followed by the region you want EG: Region 2 would be - 9999 *subtitle* 2
Works perfect for me :)
or do it yourself.
0082 0015 0089 0004 00F2 0033 0017 0010 0091 0013
You can enter these codes with a PocketPC using TV Remote Controller and making a CCF file with these codes. Or use a Palm with Omniremote. Make sure no disc in the player when entering this code. Please rate this solution if it helps.
Power up the set and open tray in DVD mode. Press <9999> follow by <X> buttons on the Remote control. where x = numeric 1 to 6 denoting the regions below:
Then show your region on TV 1 = USA 2 = Europe 3 = Asia Pacific 4 = Australia, New Zealand, Latam 5 = Russia, India 6 = China
0 = Code Free
This is taken from the original service manual for the reciever