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RCA HTS-7000 5 disc dvd/cd am/fm receiver

This is an RCA Malaysian made system that since the it was new would not play 99% of region # 1 dvd's even though it is a region #1

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017



I have the same problem with my XV-DV333. Search on inet and this came up: "... Pick Out One Of These! But I am unable to select any region using the remote control or the buttons on the player. What do I do? You need to get a Pioneer Service Remote. When you have it you should press: [ESC] [A.MON] [Numbers], where [Numbers] correspond to the region number you want to set. Be aware that you can only set this once, if you set the wrong region number for your area, there is no turning back. " WTF! Am I supposed to get a service remote to get this thing working again. I haven't done anything and it worked before:/

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

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Im not familiar with yours, but some DVD players, particularly PC drives can change regions a set number of times (for pc its usually 5)

So the last change that it made, it locked there. That is why regionless discs will work, but others wont.

If you have many discs of different regions try a few (particularly of the last that worked) and see if there is a pattern. Also look in your DVDs menu to see if its mentions what region its set to.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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works very well for my PHILIPS home theater HTS3545 as well - semi

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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I have a region Code For A Philips HTS-3544 which is 1 model Down. You can try it, it may work or it May Not.
Heres How:- power on the TV/DVD without any disk in the player.Press open/close eject.
Press Stop ( on the Remote )
The menu code appears On The Screen.
Press 0 for region Free, or the region Code Required.
Power Off and then on Again, if the codes have worked, your dvd player is now region free.

If this works please rate as Fixya.

many thanks mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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SOURCE: unlock dvd player to play all dvd regions

I bought today a Philips HTS 8140 region 4 and i use this solution

1. Abrir a bandeja do aparelho / Open the tray

2. Aperte a tecla DISC / Press DISC buton

3. Digite o código 99990 / Insert 99990 code

4. Feche a bandeja / Close the tray

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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Please follow the instructions below for unlocking your Philips HTS 3371

Please note: Unlocking a DVD player may invalidate the warranty. Unlock sequences may not work with some firmware updates and some DVD players have been damaged through failed attempts to unlock them. Unlocking your DVD player is done at your own risk.

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It may be possible that this DVD is not from the same region as my DVD player. PHILLIPS HTS 3265. But my question is how do I make out that my Video CD of violin brothers from ASHA AUDIO FALLS IN WHICH...

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For instance, a DVD from India (region 5) will not play in a DVD player from the US (region 1).
You may want to check into that and post a reply here.

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ur dvd player has region lock . it will not play all the disk. check the DVD OF STAR WARS MOVIE which region it belongs. jus try the following not sure is it work or not

Open the tray. Press 99990 on the remote.
by doing this ur dvd player will become region free
then insert ur dvd and try.
for region 1 and region 2 code is 99991 ,99992 respectively.
feel free contact through fixya.

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A friend placed a malaysian cdrw or data dvd in my computer and now my cd/dvd player is juddery. Sound and dvd files play fine off the hard drive. It is the mechanical drive that malfunctions. Can you help...

it's not mechanical fault. In DVD drive,there si one thing called "DVD Regional code"

What are regional codes ? 

Motion picture studios want to control the home release of movies in different countries because theater releases aren't simultaneous (a movie may come out on video in the U.S. when it's just hitting screens in Europe). Also, studios sell distribution rights to different foreign distributors and would like to guarantee an exclusive market. Therefore they required that the DVD standard include codes to prevent playback of certain discs in certain geographical regions. Each player is given a code for the region in which it's sold. The player will refuse to play discs that are not coded for its region. This means that a disc bought in one country may not play on a player bought in another country. Some people believe that region codes are an illegal restraint of trade, but no legal cases have established this. 

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
Region 5: Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
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Old DVD-ROM drives came with a firmware level RPC-1. Software protection was used to control which region is played. 

New DVD-ROM drives come with a firmware level RPC-2 with hardware protection. RPC 2 drives have a 5 change limit on regions, once the counter gets to 0 your drive is permanently locked to the last region it was set to. Even if you reformat or move the drive to another system it will still be locked to the last region. There are ways to get around it, some models have resetting tools made by 3rd parties to reset the change limit back to 5 and some also have firmware patches to remove the region lock.

Now as far as solving the problem. Just follow the below instruction.
Windows keeps track of the DVD region and after its initial setting you are allowed to only change it once more. Its possible to reset the counter by performing the following registry change:

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Select the key and delete

Restart the computer

Upon restart you should be able to modify the region again.

I don't think you need to modify as your DVD refional counter will start from 5.

That's it.

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