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Regional remote codes

Doesn't play dvd's consistantly that are from the area/region.

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Re: regional remote codes

I have a universal radio shack remote control for my dvd but i dont have the codes to program my remote i need some one to help me with this problem thank you

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

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Why does it indicate 'wrong region'?

DVDs come imprinted with a region code for the geographical area they are sold in. DVD players sold in the same area(s) have the same region code. If you purchase DVDs made for a different region code, they will not play on your player. This is done to prevent piracy and copyright violators. Players can have their region codes changed, but then anything you have already will not play, and you are usually limited to three or four region changes before the player will not allow any more.

Here is a link to a Wikipedia article explaining Region Codes in more detail....
DVD region code

Dec 15, 2015 | Sylvania DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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"wrong region" on dvd player

According to the Wikipedia, "DVD region codes are a DRM technique designed to allow motion picture studios to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and price, according to the region. DVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played.

The DVD Copy Control Association in California, USA, requires that DVD player manufacturers incorporate the Regional Playback Control (RPC) system - according to the Australian government's anti-monopoly watchdog, the ACCC. It is therefore this US Association that is responsible for the RPC system that effectively divides the world into six regions for the purposes of controlling and manipulating distribution within the global DVD market.

There are six different official regions and two informal variations. DVD discs may use one code, a combination of codes (Multi-Region), most codes (Region 0) or every code/no codes (Region All). The commercial DVD player specification requires that a player to be sold in a given place not play discs encoded for a different region; however, region-free DVD players are also commercially available.In addition, many DVD players can be modified to be region-free, allowing playback of all discs."

A brand new DVD player allows you to play DVDs from different regions only five times, locking to the last region watched after these five times. So, you might have used your five region-change permissions and your DVD player is now locked to a different one from that of the DVD you want to watch (even thou you might have watched normally before).

There are some softwares like "DVD Region+CSS Free" from or "CloneDVD 2" from that allow you to back up your DVDs without the annoying region code. There are also sites like and that provide firmware or remote control codes to unlock the region of your DVD player.

Hope this information helps you understand why your DVD player is behaving like that and how to bypass that pitfall.

Mar 31, 2011 | Philips DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Region code 2 on LG DV492H not playing DVD with same code

You could try to set you firmware to Region 0 (all countries) you can do this with the remote

Eject the disc tray, and while it's open hit 0 - 0 (two zeros) on the remote.

Then enter 0 for the region code (for all regions.)

Jan 11, 2010 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Can a region 1 DVD be played in australia

DVD-VR330: region free
1.Turn DVD player on without a disc inside
2.Hit 'MENU' on remote control
3.Enter code: 57538
4.The current region code will be displayed in the top-left corner
5.For region free press 9 (region 2 UK, region 1 US etc)
6.Power OFF and power ON
Remember your region code that displayed.Some disks sold in your area will only play if your unit is set to your region.In that case go thur process again and instead of 9 put your region number in.Need more help

Aug 22, 2009 | Samsung DVD-VR330 VCR and DVD Recorder

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Change area code of device please

1. Hack for PAL p-scan using the supplied remote is "play", "159 222 023 00" , then press "play" for region 2 player

2. Enter RC6 command via Pronto

[For multi-region using a OneForAll (URC7560), to generate the RC6 code:
2.1. The remote should be set up to control the DVD (setup code 0539).
2.2. Press the DVD button.
2.3. Press the Magic button.
2.4. Press 085.]

2.5. The display should read '----'.
2.6. Enter the following with the normal Philips remote:
[On newer models, there appears to be 11 spaces in which to enter a code].

222 222 005 255

The player should now be able to output pal progressive scan + be region-free.

May 23, 2009 | Philips DVD963SA DVD Player

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My Panasonic blu ray player DMPBD 30 does not play region B blu ray discs. How do I unlock the region codes?


The region codes or unlock hack for this model is not available, if you want to make it region free then you'll need a universal remote like a pronto remote or a One for all remote and then would need to enter the HEX codes to make it region free. It can't be done with the factory supplied remote.

You can buy a pronto remote from this link---

Pronto Remote

Pronto remote hex codes

Please ask for any clarifications and accept this solution if found helpful.


Mar 21, 2009 | Panasonic DMP-BD30K Blu-Ray Player

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I would like to change regions on my portable Durabrand DVD player model PDV-722

Alright, just follow these steps and let me know if you have any problems or questions

  1. Power and switch on the Durabrand DVD player.
  2. Open the DVD disc tray tray or lid.
  3. Press Stop.
  4. Press 3 - 5 - 9 - 7 (3597 in sequence). Can be done on remote control.
  5. Hidden DVD Region menu appears. Select region 0 or 9 using up or down button on remote control
  6. Press OK.
  7. Close the disc tray and press Standby on the DVD player front

Dec 19, 2008 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Wrong Regional Disc.

DVDs are ecoded with region codes to indicate what area of the world they are made for. These codes may be 1,2,3, etc depending on which region they are made for.
DVD player read these codes and if the disc region code does not match the region the device is made for, the player will not play the disc.
Region 1 is for USA so most DVDp players made for use in USA require region 1 discs.
Some DVD players called multi region DVD players can be set to play different region DVDs but they are typically more expr=ensive then one region players and the code must be changed each time a different region disc is played.

Aug 27, 2008 | Audiovox D1710 Portable DVD Player with...

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Can't play region 2 dvd's on my player

Newer DVD224 is actually DVD-224ss - small print on front of manual. There are two possible hacks:

DVD224SS (This worked for me)
1. Open the DVD tray
2. Press STOP button on the remote control
3. Press 70
4. Press MENU
5. Use the numeric keypad to select your region code number (0 – 6).


DVD224 (224SS)
1. Open the DVD tray
2. Press STOP button of remote control
3. Press the digit number buttons “2008” of remote control.
4. Press MENU
Region code will appear, select your region code number.

Jun 22, 2008 | Coby DVD-224 DVD Player

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Cannot read dvd from region 3

Well DVD's from regon 3 are from these parts of the world:
And a few others in that area

Region 1 is what we use for DVD's in the USA

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
DVD region code
"Region 1–8" redirects here. For the ITU regions, see International Telecommunication Union region.

DVD RegionsDVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played. Discs without region coding are called all region or region 0 discs.
The commercial DVD player specification requires that a player to be sold in a given place not play discs encoded for a different region (region 0 discs are not restricted). The purpose of this is to allow motion picture studios to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and, especially, price, according to the region. Many DVD players are or can be modified to be region-free, allowing playback of all discs.

I looked on a few sites for region codes for your player but they all came up with same answer as this one
there doesnt seem to be any code available for your model to set it to region-0 (region free)

Feb 09, 2008 | Philips Magnavox MDV453 DVD Player

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