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I moved from the US to Egypt. When I try to play

I moved from the US to Egypt. When I try to play the DVD's that I brought with me I get a message ''Wrong Region'' . The DVD player is from Egypt.
Also, I cannot play the DVD's on my computer. I either get a message that the screen resolution is too high (it's set on the lowest level) or that the computer is missing something that is needed to play the DVD.
Thank you.

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  • Vanessa S Jun 28, 2009

    Thank you very much. I'll try this. I cannot reduce the screen resolution on my monitor - it's at the lowest level available (preset values).

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Hello!
 
Please refer to the article given below to know about the DVD region code.
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C125695


In order to play DVDs of any particular region that is not currently supported by the DVD Drive installed in the Computer, you may change the region code. However, the region code for the DVD Drive installed in the Computer can only be changed maximum for four times. After fourth time, attempting to change the region code will fail and service will be required to change the region code.

You may follow the steps given in the article through the link below to change the region code of the DVD drive installed in the Computer.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C171033

Furthermore, you can reduce the display resolution of the Computer display by going to the display properties.

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