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Sony MEX-R5 - DVD Region free

I am using a Sony MEX-R5 in my 4x4 expedition truck from Germany which I shipped to Australia. Unfortunately I realized that I ran into the "Region Code Trap" and I cannot play any DVDs which I bought here.

Is there any way of unlocking the SONY MEX-R5?

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Re: Sony MEX-R5 - DVD Region free

There is a UK chap, who says he can give you a hack. try them out.

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I bet you were so disappointed.
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