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Venturer dvd problem

Hi I have a venturer portable dvd player pvs166w. I loaned it to someone who tried to change the region to region free and when I got it back it does not except discs. I loads for quite a while then display 'invalid disc'. Is it faulty or can it be changed. I have looked up on the net and changed it to region 2 but it still comes up with same error.

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This brand suffers badly from no valid disc etc. I have two units and both went faulty, I returned them last year to Venturer Canada and they were repaired for 45USD each. Guess what - faulty again. I have just added an in car Media HDD (put your films on a hard drive, no more changing DVD's mid journey). The screens and sound generally are fine but the reading of discs - hit and miss at best. Look on ebay for a "Media Hard Drive 2.5"

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You can sometimes find discs on the internet for failry cheap that changes the region of the disc before the disc loads. So you might try and find a "region changer disc" on the net. Otherwise, lots of times, once a players region has been changed more than once or twice it will not allow another. If you have already changed it back to region 2 and it is still not working, you might have a bad dvd player now. Hate to be the barer of bad news.

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

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There is no "region-free" or "region 0" setting for any DVD player/recorder. Only DVD media can be region free. Every single offer to set a player or recorder to region free that I am familiar with has been a scam. The reason for this is to prevent DVD piracy.

Most DVD players and recorders (SONY included) have provisions for making a maximum of THREE changes to their region code. A fourth attempt at changing the region code will result in the player/recorder being turned into a paperweight.

Bkhopkins- in your case, you will be able to change your region code from region 1 (USA) to region 4 (AUS). Doing so will leave your player with 2 more changes, maximum. Check your manual for the procedure and the exact number of changes you are allowed. Please be aware that after you change to Region 4, any Region 1 DVD's will not be viewable unless you switch back, which will use another of your three changes.

You have an alternative to salvage your DVD's by downloading a program called DVD Shrink. This program is capable of removing the region code from your DVDs and saving them as region-free at the sacrifice of some quality. You will at least the be able to view your US DVD's without sacrificing a region code change on your player.

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Audiovox portable dvd PVS6360 unlock codes

Audiovox code hack for DVD players
1. Turn the DVD player on
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3. In the main set up page press the numbers 9653
4. In the new menu go to region press enter
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6. Turn the DVD player off and turn it on
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You will now be in a hidden menu system
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  • Press Enter
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  • Confirm Region change by pressing ANGLE then DISPLAY (still with tray open) and you will see a long string of letters and numbers ending with R9. (if successful).
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