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We have bought a car with a Directed DV2601 DVD player installed but it wont play region 2 DVD's as it seems to be locked to another region. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to unlock it or another way to pay region 2 DVD's?

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SOURCE: Re DV2601 Region Code locked to Region 1

Try these places they sell the unit and should have info.

http://www.junik.lv/~meg/new/ohd1040.htm

http://www.streetperformance.com/part-showcase/directed-electronics-inc-dei/914-all-in-one-systems.html

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