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Our region in Austrlia is Region 4 and we wish to play on our DVD player DVD's from other regions. Is there a way to do this.

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Yes, it's possible. How easy is to do that depends on the exact model of you dvd player - in most cases all you will have to do is to put a code with the remote. Unfortunately in some other cases you will have to install a new firmware and for that you will have to take it to someone with experience, otherwise you can block it permanently.
Check here first if there is a code for your player
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks

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<open> ; close tray
Now power off/on

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region 2 : 37867
region 3 : 56732
region 4 : 76884
region 5 : 53814
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