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Region Code I reside in South Africa and and unsure of my region code. My onscreen display indicates "wrong region". Please issue me with this code and how to install in in my Philips DVD Player (DVP5986K). Thanks Gill

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Press "Setup"
Scroll to "Preference" using the LEFT/RIGHT arrow key
Press "138931" and a pop-up screen will appear.
Use the UP/DOWN arrow key to choose the desired number ("0" for region free).

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DVD says wrong region ?


hi Nigel.
Region codes prevent playback of DVDs in other geographical regions. If you receive a region error while playing a DVD with RealTimes, this means that the region code of the DVD does not match the region code of the DVD drive. ... You can play Region 2DVDs only on a DVD drive that is set for Region 2.

Region errors when playing DVDs with RealPlayer - SUPPORT

https://customer.real.com/.../204041263-Region-errors-when-playing-DVDs-with-RealPl...
How do you change the region on a DVD?Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager. The DVD Region tab might not be available for all DVD drives. To configure your DVD drive to play discs from other regions, select a geographic area from the list of regions.
(you could try this link but what ever it tells you to do you do so at your own risk.)
Make Your DVD Player Region Free in Seconds

Nov 18, 2017 | Televison & Video

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Region free code for GE Digital GE1106P


1. Power on your player.
2. Press stop and then press play on the player.
3. Immediately you should see a language screen (if bought in USA you will have 3 options) select language.
4. Then press the repeat button on your remote control.
5. Using your remote control, enter the code below. (Note that you must know what region you are currently set to, in order to know which code is appropriate)
* for region 1 use 2,9,3,3,4 (usa and Canada)
* for region 2 use 3,8,7,6,7 (uk, most of western europe,israel,japan,and south africa)
* for region 3 use 5,6,7,3,2 (Russia, most of Africa and central Asia)
* for region 4 use 7,6,8,8,4 (Mexico, Australia, new Zealand, central and south America)
* for region 5 use 5,3,8,1,4 (southeast Asia)
* for region 6 use 2,4,4,6,2,(china)
6. A code should be displayed on the screen indicating the current region setting of your unit.
7. Press the 9 button on your remote control for region free, or 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2 and so on.
8. Press the open button on your player.
9. Press the pause button on your remote control.
* Insert any DVD and enjoy you are now macrovision free and region free

* if the player sticks on FBI warning screens press forward search x2 or faster, the disc should skip straight to the main feature.

on Mar 07, 2010 | Televison & Video

Tip

Region free code for GE Digital GE1105P


1. Power on your player.
2. Press stop and then press play on the player.
3. Immediately you should see a language screen (if bought in USA you will have 3 options) select language.
4. Then press the repeat button on your remote control.
5. Using your remote control, enter the code below. (Note that you must know what region you are currently set to, in order to know which code is appropriate)
* for region 1 use 2,9,3,3,4 (usa and Canada)
* for region 2 use 3,8,7,6,7 (uk, most of western europe,israel,japan,and south africa)
* for region 3 use 5,6,7,3,2 (Russia, most of Africa and central Asia)
* for region 4 use 7,6,8,8,4 (Mexico, Australia, new Zealand, central and south America)
* for region 5 use 5,3,8,1,4 (southeast Asia)
* for region 6 use 2,4,4,6,2,(china)
6. A code should be displayed on the screen indicating the current region setting of your unit.
7. Press the 9 button on your remote control for region free, or 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2 and so on.
8. Press the open button on your player.
9. Press the pause button on your remote control.
* Insert any DVD and enjoy you are now macrovision free and region free

* if the player sticks on FBI warning screens press forward search x2 or faster, the disc should skip straight to the main feature.

on Mar 07, 2010 | Televison & Video

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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

There are computer programs capable of remove the region code from a DVD, but the result should be burned on a new DVD. Most players don't allow a change in the region code more than once. So on your player nothing to hack. Sorry

For all other options, please use Google.

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My Sony Blu ray can't play normal DVDs in my region - Africa. How do I change the region coding just for DVDs?


It's not possible to change the region code in the Blu-ray Player.

BD media does have region codes. But, unlike current DVD players, the region codes for BD media use letters instead of numbers to indicate a particular zone or region where the discs can be played.

The BD region codes are as follows:
Region A: North America, South America, U.S. Territories, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and other areas of Southeast Asia

Region B: Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.

Region C: Asia (except for Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other areas of Southeast Asia)


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LG HDD DVD RH1757 region code problem


Press 'setup' on the remote
Scroll down to the 'lock' icon
Press 0 seven times - you'll get onscreen confirmation.

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American PS3 in South Africa


Hey thomas952,

While they may not be region-coded, PS3 consoles and games sold within the United States are going to be NSTC compliant, instead of the PAL format used in the United Kingdom and South Africa. What this means is that in order for any game to display properly (or even operate) it must be purchased from the same region of the world as the console itself - NTSC games can only be played on NTSC consoles.

Hope this helps you out.

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DVD Player


DVD ARE COPYRIGHT BASED ON REGION CODE
South Africa Region 2.

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Playstation 2


if you bought your PS2 where you live then you have a region code problem ..Please make sure the Region Code of the software matches that of the North American PlayStation 2 system. Only discs (games and movies) coded with regions "1" or "All" will work on a North American PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Consumers residing in the United States or Canada must use a North American PlayStation 2 console in order to view "Region 1" content.

this is same for yours too..

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Wrong Format


I have a feeling this might be a region issue. If your DVD is the correct region for your country (check it against this list)
1: United States, United States Territories, Caribbean, and Canada
2:
Europe (including British and French territories), Japan, South Africa, and the Middle East
3:
Southeast Asia
4:
Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand
5:
Russia/Eastern Europe, Central and South Asia, and Africa (except Egypt, South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho)
6: China
(7: unused)
8: airlines/cruise ships

then your DVD-player might not be set up properly or may be faulty. Have a look at the settings and make sure the correct region code is set up in your player. If you find a "0" as the region code it means your player can play all regions.

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