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I live in Hong Kong and need to play cd's from all regions

I live in Hong Kong and need to play cd's from different regions. Is there a way to set the Insignia NS-DVD1-A to play all regions?

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1) Remove disk (if any) from the player
2) Turn the player off
3) Turn the player on
4) Open tray
5) On remote press 9-7-3-5
6) A box should appear on the screen with a region number inside (1
for players sold in USA)
7) Use Up and Down arrow keys on the remote to select desired region
(0 means region free)
8) Press Enter on the remote. Tray should close.
9) Enjoy


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DVD region codes are a DRM technique designed to allow motion picture studios to
control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and price,
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