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Playing region 1 DVDs in LG DR165 receroder

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I have an LG DVD recorder which plays some region 1 DVDs but not all, I was just wondering if anyone can help me with making it region free?
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    Our LG DVD is supposed to play all copied disks. We cannot get it to play discs burnt by DVD Shrink 3.2! Very frustrating.

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    I want to play a DVD but wont play because of region code is wrong. DVD is region 1

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Go to dvd set up then scroll dow to lock then push 0 seven times

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    It worked on the first attempt. Thanks

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