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DVD MALFUNCTION The DVD player is diplaying a NO NUM message on the display window, initialy, which then turns to REGION. On the TV screen the following message is displayed: (Player's Region Setting), followed by <1>: Region up to <6>: Region, then at bottom of message written Pick out any one of these! The problem is that you can't pick any region as they are not clickable and all the buttons of the remote don't work except for volume control and 'System Setup'. When DVD holder is opened then the 'Home Menu' button works with limited functions. Therefore, due to this all DVDs can't play excepting those with automatic start.

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DVDs and CDs are formated with regional encoding 1-6. If your player does not support the format, it will not play the disk. You might try looking up your brand/model player online to see if it has a regional patch code which you can enter via remocon.

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How do I change region code on Pyle pd1000a? Need region 1 and all I get is not formatted to play in this region error message. Don't know what region this thing is programmed to but need to change. Pyle...

When a DVD disc is created, it is encoded with a "Region number." The disc will only play on DVD players with the same Region number - for instance, a Region 3 disc won't play on a Region 1 player.
Region 1: U.S. and U.S. Territories, Canada
Region 2: Japan, Western Europe, Middle East, South Africa
Region 3: South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast and East Asia Region 4: New Zealand, Australia, Pacific Islands, Mexico, Central/
South America
Region 5: Russia and the former Soviet Union, Africa, Indian
subcontinent, North Korea Region 6: China
The only way to get around the region codes, is to rip a DVD to your computer and remove the region code. Then burn the DVD to a DVD R. There are programs around on the net, but I'm not sure it is legal in all countries.
Google for the programs.
A DVD player sometimes allows you to change the region code once. But it not even would allow you to switch back after you changed it once.

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Cant play a region 1 dvd

The DVD and *and* the DVD player both have a region code embedded in each. A map of the regions used appears below:


Regions 0, 7, 8 & 9 do not appear as they represent "No Region Coding" "Unused" "Cruise Lines" and "Region Free" respectively.

A DVD player will only play a matching region code DVD, or the player OR DVD have one (or more) 0, 7, 8, or 9 region codes imbedded. You'll not be able to change the DVD code, but you *might* be able to change the region code of your player. Computer DVD players can sometimes be flashed to a new region more readily than the entertainment system DVD players, but it relies solely on the manufacturer and model of the player. Some require file be downloaded and run, while others require a DVD or CD be created and played with a specific file saved on it. Here's a link to results that discuss how to change the region code for DVD players. You'll need to know at the very least the manufacturer and model number of you player to begin.

I hope this helps and good luck! If you found this helpful, please rate my reply 4 "thumbs up". Thanks!

Jul 12, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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Hi I have a samsung DVD player model number p181 & when I insert DVD message comes up wrong regioncan you please help, thanks

Hi,on most of the DVD players regional set up cannot be changed.
As an easy solution ,you can play them in your Laptop and with proper connection you can watch them on your TV as well..

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DVD region codes are a digital-rights management technique designed to allow film distributors to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and price, according to the region.DVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played.

The American DVD Copy Control Association in California requires that DVD-player manufacturers incorporate the regional-playback control (RPC) system - according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, an Australian government agency.[1]

There are six different official regions and two informal variations.[citation needed] DVDs may use one code, a combination of codes (Multi-Region), most codes (Region 0) or every code/no codes (Region All). The commercial DVD player specification requires that a player to be sold in a given place not play discs encoded for a different region; however, region-free DVD players are also commercially available.[2] In addition, many DVD players can be modified to be region-free, allowing playback of all discs.[3]

Jun 27, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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I need transform my samsung ht-tz212 to region free

First, in order to do what you're trying to do, you would need a device hack, a series of commands that break into the device's firmware in order to change the region code. This is possible for some players but pointless as the region code is only half the problem and if you unlocked it you would have to change the region code every time you used different Region Code DVD's and you can only do it a maximum of five times before the DVD player becomes a brick. Sites that offer region hack codes don't mention this fact or the more important issue of incompatible analog standards and it is very important to understand. It doesn't matter whether or not you hack your US DVD player's region code, it broadcasts (transmits) the NTSC analog standard to the television which displays the NTSC standard. All other countries outside of North America broadcast using the PAL analog standard and the two standards are not compatible. Non North American DVD's are recorded in the NTSC analog (look at the back of any DVD and you'll see near the bottom it will say NTSC) and Non North American DVD's are recorded in PAL. Region Codes are only security features built in by the studios to control international distribution that block media from being played, not from being displayed and have ZERO to do with the analog standard of a particular country. The media, player and the display must all have the same analog standard and your television does not support the PAL if you live in North America standard so region code changes don't solve that problem (and vice versa if you lived outside of North America). To do what you're suggesting, you would not only have to crack the region code but you would have to use a converter to change the format of your R2 discs from PAL to NTSC. Your integrated DVD player does not have this capability and few do. The only option that you would have would be to purchase a true multi region universal player that has built-in converters to convert from PAL to NTSC.

May 27, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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Cannot run certain DVd on my Philips S3560 home theatre. It states region code locked for that particular DVD.

Most DVD players have their Region Code locked to only work for the country that the player was purchased from. In other words if you bought your player in Britain and then tried to play a DVD you bought from the US, you would get the error message that you are now seeing. The manufacturers do this due to the licensing agreement they have with the studios. This way you are limited to DVD's only from the country of origin.

That being said they are people who hack into DVD players and are able to read the basic operating system of the player. They are then able to find the unlock code that will allow the player to play DVD's from any region. They will then post those codes and the method to enter the codes, on different websites so that anyone with one of the model numbers listed can unlock that player.

Unfortunately not all players have been hacked this way. I searched the different sites on the Internet and your player is not listed. This means that for now you will only be able to play DVD's that are coded with your players Region Code, or DVD's that are branded as having no Region Code on them. There are sites on the Internet that sell these types of DVD's, and you can find them by simply searching using Google.

The other alternative is to purchase one of the hacked machines that are available on the Internet. These seller's have hacked their players permanently so that they will play any and all Region Codes right out of the box. Again if you do a Google search you will find many sites that can sell you a hacked unit. They even sell the same type of system as your present home theatre.

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Can teac dv-p770 players be changed to multiregion? if so how want the player to be multiregion

1 Open DVD door
2 Press '1369' on remote control
3 On screen display will show '****', when '****' disappears
4 Select 'region' by pushing pressing '1' on the remote control
(1=zone 1, 2=zone 2, etc, 0=all region)

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I have a LG HT554PH home cinema and would like a region code to enable it to play region 1 dvds. i have just paid £5 from a website and it is no use my dvd player wasnt on the list. there is a reion...


To make the player as region free, switch on the LG HT554 Player. Push the eject button to open the tray. Now, press “0” on your player 4 times or until the region code settings shows up on your player. It will show the current region code and will then ask for new region code. Press “0” on your remote to set it as a new region code(0=All Regions). Press Enter key on remote, now restart your player and check the player by playing the DVD’s. It should be region free now.
Please post back for any further assistance. If you are satisfied please do accept the solution.


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Need Remote Codes for Samsung BD-P1600 DVD Player

Here is the details for my region 2 player.
Use the option below but with my method.
I had to sit like 3 feet away from br player to get the hack to take and its now showing up as region 9.
I also updated my player today when i first plugged it in so hack works with update.

1) Press the POWER button on the remote to turn on the
machine (no disc in the tray).

2) Wait till the player has booted up and the Samsung logo
screen is displayed.

3) Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote twice, to open
then close the disc tray.

4) As soon as you see "No-Disc" displayed in the top left
corner, press the REPEAT button followed by the 5 digit code
for your current region as listed below.

(Mine was 57538 for region 2)

Don't press the REPEAT button for too long, just smoothly
press REPEAT 5 7 5 3 8.

If it doesn't work straight away, keep trying, mine worked
on the first go.

5) If you're successful, your current region code will be
displayed in the top left corner of the screen.

6) Press '9' to make your player region free.

7) Turn the player off, then on again and test with a
different region disc, or if you don't have one to test
with, just repeat the hack and instead of your old region
code appearing in the top left corner of your screen, you
should see '9' if you've been successful.

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Unlock code for LG LH-T360

1. Power on the player with no disk in the drive

2. Press "PAUSE" on the remote

3. Enter "3 1 4 1 5 9" on the remote (the word COdE appears on the display)

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5. Press "PAUSE" on the remote

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