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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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  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    I have the Sony MEX-R5 car dvd player however it is from America and will not play region 2 dvd please can you help

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    hi there, i need to play any dvd and div x in my sony mex-r5 in car player, any hacks available please.

    much regards

    Hazel

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There is a UK chap, http://dvdunlocks4u.com who says he can give you a hack. try them out.

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