Question about DVD & Blu-Ray Players
This is a common issue when a unit designed for one country is used in another country. The primary reason is "Region Code" which has something to do with the color/TV system. The US standard is NTSC whereas Australia is PAL B/G.
Additionally, another possibility is the electric standards. US is 110VAC while Australia is 220~240VAC.
Most but not all DVD players can be tricked into operating "Region Free" where it will play both NTSC and PAL. In some units, this could be done by entering a secouence of codes through the remote control, some others would need a specialized remote, still others would need a CD played before the actual DVD movie is played. There are also units that can not be tricked and are locked into a specific region.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back the brand and model of the DVD player so we can figure if it can be made "Region Free" or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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Posted on Apr 25, 2008
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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:
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