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DVD Region Gretings, Ourr son livingin the U.K. sent us for Christmas a series of DVD's of BBC Coast. (travelouge) When we put it on the palyer an "Error" sign came up indicating wrong region and asking the DVD to be removed. Our Plery is registered as Region 4 abd teh DVD is Region 2. We ar most anxious to view tis gift and wonder if there is something that can be done to get it to play? We would appreciate any help you can offer. Regards, Joe Gilkison

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You did not list your DVD model but did you try searching on the net for your DVD make/model with the keyword Region unlock? A lot of DVD's can be region unlocked using a series of keystrokes from the remote.

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