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Sharp DV-SL800w, Wrong Zone

Hi there, my wife and son were playing the game section on a DVD and the next day when they wanted to watch the same DVD, the player showed "wrong zone". I guess they inadvertantly entered the code for a re-zoning.
Can you please assist me in repairing the machine? Thanx, Barend.

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SOURCE: ld dvd hdd player rh7624w recorder

I Tried this on a completely different LG model te LG DV276 and instead of pressing "0" seven times you only press it 3 times, then you can change the region code to 1 and back to 2 or whatever you want.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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SOURCE: Region/zone unlocking Panasonic SC-PT150

This dvd player is zone free.

The following is just a few of the Panasonic SC-HT150 Features:

All region (Regions 1-6) playback
Lifetime warranty on our modifications: We totally stand behind the DVD players we sell. We guarantee that your code free player will play any region DVD from any country in the World. If your DVD player ever becomes defective we will fix it for free!
Guaranteed to play all old, current and future DVD movies including DVDs that are RCE coded
PAL/NTSC Playback of DVD/VCD

To play PAL movies you need a PAL TV or a Video converter
World Wide Power Supply: 110-240 volts 50-60 hertz
Playable Disc Type

For more information

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

SOURCE: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20L ATA device on Vista no zone changes

Does anyone know how to reset the amount of times a zone can be changed in this world where we can buy all zone DVD players why should a computer stop me from being able to switch zones as many times as I would like

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Unlock zone code

I managed to unlock my DVD player with a solution I found on I quote the solution:

I made my new RDR-HX750 code free with this Remote Controll program on my old iPAQ:

Just follow these steps:
Turn player to DVD mode and switch off player (standby) with NO DVD inserted
Press 1 on NoviiRemote
Press 2 on NoviiRemote
Press 3 on NoviiRemote
Press 4 on NoviiRemote
Press 5 on NoviiRemote
Player turns on
Press 1 on NoviiRemote
Press 2 on NoviiRemote
Press 3 on NoviiRemote
Press 4 on NoviiRemote
Press 5 on NoviiRemote
Player shows "T:imer OK" on the display and turns off
Turn player on again, after that you can verify your firmware setting:
1. System Menu
2. Settings
3. Audio output
4. Dolby output
5. Just mark "Dolby Digital"
6. Press Angle button

If successful your code region should be "14"

The first problem is to find an old PDA with infrared (Irda) since the newer models no longer use Infrared. The PDA also needs to have windows mobile. I managed to get hold of one via my dad.

I downloaded the program via the link above; after some trial and error, I managed to install the NoviiRemote program.

After installing boot up the Noviiremote progra. You have to select the "sony 0" codebase; don't worry, it's easy to find after you booted up the program on your PDA and it comes with the download. You will see a screen with 5 digits: 1 2 3 4 5.

After this, the instructions say:

press 1 2 3 4 5; the player turns on.

Instead of what the instructions say, when I did this, my player did NOT turn on. I turned it on manually, then continued with the procedure. I pressed 1 2 3 4 5 and the display indeed said: t:imer ok. I don't know if it is necessary to press the digits before turning the DVD player on, but hey, who cares, since eventually it worked.

After this I went on following the instructions: turn on the dvdplayer, press the system menu button on the remote, go to settings, go to audio output, go to dolby output and highlight/select/mark "dolby digital". Then I pressed the angle button as mentioned. You see a "secret" textbox where your region should be displayed as 14. I tried to play my region 1 DVDs and voila, to my own surprise it worked!

I don't know who made the codebase for the Noviiremote program, but I am very thankful. I hope this helps more people!

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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SOURCE: DVD dvp 3120 is currently zone 4. Would like to make it multi zone

1) Go to Setup page
2) Preference page
3) Press 138931
4) Press up/down key to select region code

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: unlock a Philips portable DVD Player Pet 741/37

It worked for my Philips PET741/37:

1. Power ON the DVD player without a DISC inside
2. Press the skip keys in this order (the keys are under the "disc menu" and "stop"): right, left, right, left, right, right, left (YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO SETUP MENU, just do this in the "blue screen".
3. It will show a menu with region, now use the arrow keys to select "region" and change to "test 0" (all regions).
4. Press OK to confirm. Enjoy

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