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I am trying to find out if it is possible to alter the settings on my Technics system so that it will allow me to play multi-region DVD discs. I travel to America quite a lot and often bring back discs which I am forced to play through a separate machine. I am in the process of re-jigging my TV/DVD/playstation/stereo and would prefer to have fewer cables and mess. Is it possible to 'hack' the system? I have tried DVD reviewer, but found no joy, other than a suggested chip at 'modchip'.

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  • miss didi Nov 09, 2008

    pliz help, i can not play region 1 dvds which sucks as i can not enjoy movies from the states on my sorround system, have to watch on my laptop (tiny screen n little earphones ) help : (



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U can get 2 cables this is wot i do as my dvd player bit broke. 1 cable from laptop 2 tv and u n get another cable the u put in the ear phone bit an then it has 2 ends u put in the back ov your stereo. you can then watch your dvds in srnd sound and the the music u have saved on your laptop

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