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Hitachi DV-RV8500E(UK) DVD Recorder won't play DVD Region 0

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I have been given a set of pre-recorded discs - the description says Region 0 - Plays Worldwide. Also says that they are format free DVD-R - plays in both PAL and NTSC DVD players. I was told they would play in anything.

So why won't they play in my Hitachi DV-RV8500E (UK) player .....? Do I have to manually set up/change anything?

Can anybody help please?

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SOURCE: Playing PAL system dvds

Turn unit power on
with dvd draw closed and with no disc
press 9735
hidden menu appears
select REGION 0
exit setup
for multi zone compatibility and enjoy...

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Curtis DVD8723UK Wrong Region Problem

This may be of no help to anyone but I have the same problem and I have spoken to Curtis Support today, they say there is no fix, its a fault in the machine and must be returned to the vendor as they have no service network in the UK. I bought mine with a 90 day guarantee off Ebay and it went faulty after 100 days but probably only used for 3 days so I'm stuffed!!!

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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SOURCE: dvd recorder will not play

after power on display shown pleace wait & no any play the function so plz give me any solution for this foult
Model NO: DV -RV8500E
THANKS
DYAL ELECTRONICS
INDIA ( PUNJAB)

Posted on Nov 23, 2010

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I wish to unlock the region code so that i can play all regions


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Harman Kardon DVD1 / DVD5 / DVD10 / DVD20 / DVD50 / DVD1500 1. Player has to be in standby mode, no disc in tray
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See below region codes. It appears Harman Kardon only support 1-4, but it is worth trying 0 and seeing if it works.

First, see if you can find out what type of DVD it is PAL or NTSC. The difference (You need to keep this in mind when selecting your region):
NTSC: usually associated with the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, and other countries.
PAL usually associated with Europe, most of Africa, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, North Korea, and other countries (and Brazil, but using the refresh rate and resolution commonly associated with NTSC).
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0. Informal term meaning "worldwide". Region 0 is not an official setting; discs that bear the region 0 symbol either have no flag set or have regions 1-6 flags set. Region 0 is commonly referred to as "Region Free", especially when talking about DVD and Blu-ray Disc players.
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  3. Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau
  4. South America, Central America, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and much of Oceania
  5. Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Africa (except Egypt, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho), Central Asia, Mongolia, North Korea
  6. China
  7. Reserved for future use, MPAA-related DVDs and "media copies" of pre-releases in Asia
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ALLRegion ALL discs have all eight flags set, allowing the disc to be played in any location, on any player.
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1. Power ON the DVD player with no disc inside
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3c. NEXT CHAPTER >'
3d. PREVIOUS CHAPTER '<
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