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Pioneer xv dv505 dvd player wont play region 2

Wifey bought dvd from america now the player will only play this disc and nowt else. Help much appreciated guys

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I have a Pioneer XV-DV 505. When i try too turn it on, there is a green clock who is flashing. I cant turn it on.......... Anyone who have a solution ?????


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Pioneer region code

When a DVD disc is created, it is encoded with a "Region number." The disc will only play on DVD players with the same Region number - for instance, a Region 3 disc won't play on a Region 1 player.
Region 1: U.S. and U.S. Territories, Canada
Region 2: Japan, Western Europe, Middle East, South Africa
Region 3: South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast and East Asia
Region 4: New Zealand, Australia, Pacific Islands, Mexico, Central/ South America
Region 5: Russia and the former Soviet Union, Africa, Indian
subcontinent, North Korea
Region 6: China

The only way to get around the region codes, is to rip a DVD to your computer and remove the region code. Then burn the DVD to a DVD R. There are programs around on the net, but I'm not sure it is legal in all countries.
Google for the programs.
A DVD player sometimes allows you to change the region code once. But it not even would allow you to switch back after you changed it once.

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I have bought Pioneer DVD player 420V few days ago, but when I put disc I got message on the TV that DVD can not play because the region code is not recognized. Should I reset all systems or???. I need...

the region code means the player does not support the disc your playing each country is given a region code for dvd australias is region 4 if you buy a dvd from another country it wont work you can get multi region codes for dvd players im not sure of pioneers code but try using a dvd from your country region and youl find it works just fine you can also try asking a tech on fixya for the multi region code for the model dvd player you have.

best of luck

merry christmas

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Can not play the disc, It prompt be to enter a region. What should i do.? thanks

It is a problem with older models only. You need to update the firmware. The latest firmware version is YKD9CO9A . So if I were you I would download YKD9CO9A for that dvd player. Get it from Pioneer Latin America site.
Burn the update on a disc. Load it in the player
After the update is completed, remove the disc from the tray. Hold down the Enter button on the remote until the DVD tray closes. See if that makes it region free.

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I need a region unlock code for my Sony DVP-F25 DVD player. Help for the stuff region 1 S

sony dvd player bought in america and canada are designed to play region "1", "0" and "all" discs

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I have a pioneer dvd/cd receiver player,,, xv-htd540 and the timer light is on,, and the unit wont turn on..

i don't have a solution , sorry . but i am looking for a user manual for the xv-htd540 . do you have one ?? dennis

Jun 01, 2010 | Pioneer XV-HTD520 Multi-disc DVD Player

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I have just bought a Toshiba SD590EKB dvd player and it will not play certain discs, it keeps on saying wrong regional code. How can I solve this problem?

Check the back of the dvd player and it will have a small sticker with a small picture of a globe (or earth) and it will have a number being one through to six, this will determine what region discs you can play in you machine. Ill list the regions and their codes, i hope this helps.

Region 1 - The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada.

Region 2 - Europe*, Japan, Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland.

Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong .

Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific. Islands, Caribbean

Region 5 - Russia (former USSR), Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia

Region 6 - China

Good luck.

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I bought a DVD and I played it on my laptop. It worked on the laptop but when i put it into the DVD player it wouldn't play. So I tryed playing the DVD in the PC and it also worked on there. Again I...

DVD movies have region codes, and they typically only play on a player or DVD-ROM drive sold in the country where the DVD movie was sold.

The actual region code is in one byte on the DVD (digital versatile disc). The DVD player or drive has a region code in its firmware. Personal computer DVD-ROM players often have the code in the software or MPEG-2 decoder. The two codes must match for the player or drive to play the movie. The code is also printed on the back of a DVD package, superimposed on a small image of the globe.

DVD regional locking is used to control which DVD movies play in which countries or groups of countries. Movies are often released on different dates around the world. Region 1 has its own player that will only play Region 1 discs. Likewise, Region 2 players can only play Region 2 discs and not play any of Region 1's discs. The six codes are:
  1. United States and Canada
  2. Europe and Japan
  3. Southeast Asia
  4. Latin America and Australia
  5. Russia, rest of Asia and Africa
  6. China
please check the DVD region code again and what PLAYER u are using to play on PC / LAPTOP??

where did you buy the DVD player??

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Pioneer XV-DV424 dvd player does not recognise bought dvds (region2) -we are in region 2. Recognises every other disc fomats eg DVD R, CVC, CD

Is the player a region 2? Just because you are in region 2 does not automatically make a player from another region change....accordianaman

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Incorrect region codde

This is for DVP31XXX series i hope it works all on DVP31 series. It has been tested on DVP3146K /51 and it has been worked...

1. Make sure there is no disc in the player.
2. Turn power off and on again.
3. Open the tray.
4. On the remote, hit 9879 and then 0. This changes unit to Region 0, meaning it'll play all regions.
5. Hit OK on the remote.

Good Luck Guys!

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