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Playing region 1 DVDs in LG DR165 receroder

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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Re: Playing region 1 DVDs in LG DR165 receroder

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

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I have Centrios DVD Player/Recorder, and I am wondering if DVDs purchased in other countries will play correctly. Specifically I am looking at the UK PAL Region 2 type. I was told, they will only play on...

It should say on the rear of the machine what region DVDs it is programmed to play (most likely 1)but the instructions at the following like should make it play any region of DVD.

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I have the 5083 dvd player, but it only seems to play region 2 dvds. I've tried going through the menus, but it asks for a country code. The codes are two letters A-Z. I'm assuming that there's...

The Country Code is just related to the Subtitles etc and nothing to do with the Region.
Most DVD Players/Recorders are set to Play the Region of DVD from the Country they were purchased from. Only some are Region Free (will play DVDs from any Country) when purchased.

Some DVD Players/Recorders can be changed to Region Free by simply entering a code on the Remotes handset or by following instructions to enter a Service Menu and change it their.

Unfortunately yours can only be changed by updating the Firwmare which is a risky and difficult process even if you know what you're doing. I wouldn't advise anyone to try it without previous experience as you could render your DVD Player/Recorder useless.

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NoThese days most of the companies are producing Region 0/ALL DVDs If you can get them OR buy a dual region DVD i.e. Region 2/4 which can play on both the regions. Most of the DVDs produced in India are multiregions. Choice is yours now

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many lg units have a menu where if u open the dvd drawer and press zeroe 5 or 6 times a region menu will appear. only works in some lg units though. good luck..

Jul 02, 2009 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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I have a lg dr 165 dvd player and it does not play region 1 dvds

ok just tryed it worked for me what you do is go home on the remote hightlite the setup pressthe enter their you will find the lock have that part selected then do the 7 0`s

Dec 22, 2008 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Hi camonk2004,

It's interesting that your DVD player was purchased in Russia but plays Region 1 DVDs. Region 1 is North America. Does your Player also play Russian DVDs (region 5)? If so, then it has probably been modified to play DVDs from multiple regions.

Check the back side of the DVD player - the rear panel should have a Region number on it. If the region number is 1, then try playing a Region 5 DVD. If it reads the DVD, then the modification that was done in Russia will probably allow it to read any DVD. IF the Region 5 DVD won't play (or if it is ejected automatically), then your player's region control os still intact, and it will only play DVDs from the same region as the one listed on the rear panel of the player (or DVDs marked "ALL").

I hope this helps - please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind Regards,

Dec 15, 2008 | Pioneer DV-U7 DVD Player

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My lg dvd player/ recorder only plays some of my dvds. It states unknown disk then ejects them. Does it need a firmware update?

It is possible that the DVDs that you are playing are in need of a player on a different region. If that is the case tehn you have to unlock the region code for your player. If the DVDs were playing before that means that your lens is most likely dirty and you should try some lens cleaning solutions.

I hope this has answered your question sufficiently. If you have more questions please post a reply. Thanks.

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I have an LG DVD Recorder Model DR 389. It first stopped recording (was getting message "regional code incorrect" & was playing DVDs. Now when a recorded or pre-recorded DVD is put in - it just keeps saying "Reading" .... and doesn't play.

Could it be the lens ?

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I picked up a LG DV276 DVD Player here in Australia but I am from the United States so I own region 1 DVDs. I unlocked my new player by instead 1. Open the tray. 2. Press 0 0 0 0 on the remote and a Menu will appear. 3. Press 0 for region free. 4. Press pause and power off.

I can play everything now, Aussie and US DVDs. Thanks LJ66.

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Can this play all regions?

Press Setup
Scroll to Lock
Press 0 (7 times)
A message will appear saying it is region free

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