DVD players come out of the factory region locked. You can either buy an player that does not have a set region (you can only get these online) or you can unlock the DVD player on a computer using software.
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Hi, you are partly correct, your region 1 player is also in NTSC format, other regions are in PAL format...... So even if you converted your player to multi region or bought a multi region player it still would not play a PAL disk which the Chinese disks would be! The only way you could do this is to buy a multi region PAL/NTSC format DVD player.
Hi Elizabeth. Not all DVD players are able to be made "multi region". The model numbers of DVD players that are multi region have the same model number as a "home" region player. There is no difference in the appearance of the unit. If it was sold to you by a retailer on the understanding that it could be made a multi region, then I suggest you call them ask ask for the code. Quite often, there is a procedure to follow when converting a DVD player to multi region - along the lines of - place the non region disk in the tray and press buttons X, X and X. I know this doesn't answer your question but I hope it gives you an explanation!
For clarification, was this home theatre system purchased in North America? If so, in all odds it is a "Region 1" DVD player. To play a "Region 2" video, you will need either a 'multi region' player or one that is designated as a "Region 2"
1. Disconnect your player from its main power source for 30seconds
2.Reconnect your player to its power source
3.Press the power on button on your remote control
4.Press the Enter button on your remote control
5.Press 8,4,2,6 and 9
6.Press Enter on remote control and the your player will place itself on standby mode
7.press the power on button on remote control.
your player is multi region.
I think it is against the law for shops in the UK to sell multi-region DVD players. I could not find a hack for this player that worked. It is possible to convert it on your PC and burn it as a region free Disc.
*To convert this player to Multi-Region 1. Open the drive tray 2. Press the Setup button on your remote control 3. Press the buttons 1, 9 and 9, in order and one at a time on your remote control 4. Select the Region option from the menu and change to a specific region or all regions To convert this player to Multi-Region if the above does not work 1. Press the 7 button on your remote control 2. Press the 6 button on your remote control 3. Press the Select button on your remote control 4. Highlight the Region option and press 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2, and so on, or 0 for multi-region playback 5. By visiting the next page of this hidden menu, you may be able to disabled Macrovision by setting an option to 0, although this particular setting does not survive power off 6. Press the Setup button on your remote control Done!