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  • grapefruitmo Sep 15, 2009

    Hey thanks,
    any programs in particular you could recommend?
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To change the Region code on your player, open Control Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager, and click on DVD/CD ROM drives, then right click on the DVD drive and click Properties then click on DVD Region.
You can enter a new region and it also shows you how many changes have been made.
NOTE you can make only 4 changes and the player will lock permanently on the 4th change.
If you want to play DVD from any region you maybe able to upgrade the firmware to make it region free BUT if you make a mistake or installed the wrong firmware the the player will be a piece of junk.
The best solution to make the player region free is to install a piece of software that allows you to play DVDs from any region. There are several available on the Internet but my favourite is DVD-Region Free from ;-
www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

Have fun, let me know if you have problems

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks so so so much, but i'm afraid we had already changed it 4 times, so no watching dvd's for us (except from australia). i hate region codes!"

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Sep 13, 2009

    You can still get around this problem by installing a Region Free program.

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since the changes remaining is set to 0, sorry to say that you cna no longer change this to a different regional setting, unless you reinstall the OS,

chances are you have selected the region previously, or somebody else.

The world is split up into 8 DVD regions:

Region 1: U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories
Region 2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
Region 3: Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
Region 4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
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