My DVD player region has been set to another region. How?
I bought a Gateway laptop two years ago in the USA. I then moved a few months later to Russia. Recently I returned to the USA for about two months and then recently went to England and now I am in Germany. I bought DVDs in Russia, USA, and recently in England. I watched on of my DVDs last week here in Germany. I had no problem. Yesterday, I tried to watch another one of my DVDs and a message came up saying ''This DVD player has been set to region 5 and only DVDs that support this region can be played.'' How did this change occur? Can I do anything to change it? I tried to troubleshoot the problem but I have 0 times left to change the region.
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TKHVD214 unlock Region
I recently bought one of these DVD players from Tesco and it worked well with most of my (meagre) DVD collection.
However, it refused to play one particular DVD reporting 'WRONG REGION'.
This was so annoying and frustrating it made me briefly consider relocating to the USA <joke>, however as that was impractical I took it as a challenge to suss this badboy out.
The interwebs were no help on this one so I spent some time reverse engineering the player's firmware.
Here's the skinny:
Switch player on.
Open tray (with no disc).
On remote Press Setup.
Then press 1 3 8 9
A new menu screen will appear with some interesting data, including the currently set Region code.
Set the Region to 0.
Press 'OK' on the remote control.
Turn the player off and then back on again, using the remote control.
Sorted - thank me later!
all dvd players are region free when you first buy them, they set the region themselves, after 5 dvd's have been played on them. So if you had a european dvd player and played 5 USA dvd's on it , it would lock to the USA region and you would be unable to play european dvd's on it. Exactly what a friend did many years ago when he bought a load of american dvd films from someone and played them on his brand spanking new dvd player :)
The DVD you're using is probably from elsewhere than the region you live in. It is almost certainly possible to temporarily change the region by using a trick which will not damage your machine in any way. Google "Philips DVP642 region hack" and there will be an answer.
DVD's are coded to play in different parts of the world. Each DVD player is set up to recognise these codes. Most are set up to recognise only the region code of the area it was made for. For example Region 1 is for the USA and Region 2 is UK and parts of Europe. A DVD player made for the USA market would not be able to play any other discs with a Region code other than 1. And so on... This was done for the film industry benefit so that films can be released at later dates in different parts of the world without everybody seeing it on DVD issued in the USA.
However most DVD players can be "hacked" by a combination of keys allowing the user of say a Region 2 player to change it to another region. Some can also be changed to Region 0 which means it should play any disc.
How to change the Region code can be found by putting the model number of the DVD into a search engine and the words 'region code'. Some can be found on this site too.
Turn on dvd player Go to setup Select Initial setting Move cursor down to Options but do not press enter on your DVD remote (just underlay it) Then press display button on DVD remote When region code information is shown on screen Put in the number 3690 on your DVD remote The dvd player will automatically switch off When restarting it is all regions and working fine.
hi!your english is good!! please try this:hope it helps! dvp720sa dvd player on open tray (no disk inside)
1. Turn on the player. 2. Open the tray. 3. Press the following sequence on the remote: 9-9-9-9-0 4. The number 0 will appear on the lower left side of your screen. 5. Your player is now region free! Put in a DVD and enjoy! NOTE: The 0 in the sequence above represents the region code. 0 = region free. If you want to change your player to just a specific region code, replace the 0 with the region number you want.
The Panasonic is not "region restricted". This is a security safeguard by studios to keep people from region 1 from using region 3 content. Some material is released in other countries first and later in others. This keeps other regions from using the content from other parts of the world before it is relaesed by the studio there. Your Zenith is not a region free player and the Panasonic is.
There is sometimes hacks on Videohelp.com for DVD players to be set to "region free" but not all DVD players are built with it. SONY is another non-hackable DVD player.