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Try the following procedure
- Power On - Open Tray - Press 9879 0 (0 stands for Multiregion, you may press buttons 1 to 6 to choose a specific region) - A Message appears stating that "The Reg.No was changed to: [insert whatever region (0-6) you selected here]"
E1 Region Free Firmware here. RCE Hack. 1) Turn on player 2) Open tray, put disc in tray but don´t close 3) Push T.search on remote 4) Push 1, 3, 9 and "Region number" (e.g. 1 for US discs) 5) Push T. search on remote.
You will see TEST on your player
6) Press PLAY on the remote
When player is turned off, this setting is cleared.
Most DVD players have region codes. If you play a DVD from your region 5 times, it will permantly set the code.
Blame the movie and record companies.
Even most computer DVD drives have region codes.
It's unlikely the sales person was educated enough in this topic to even know what a region code is.
Here's something else to consider. If the DVD you want to view is from
England, they use PAL not NTSC, so it's unlikely you could view it on
your TV anyway.
Get your son to copy the file from the DVD onto a USB FlashRAM drive,
then mail it to you. They don't have region codes. Now you can view it
on your computer, and make your own North American region DVD. Also,
you could always have him e-mail the video to you, then burn it