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We have region 2 DVDs we purchased (from UK) and only now learned to our dismay that we cannot play them on our DVD players (a Sony something-or-other and a Coby 588). What's our solution??

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Coby 588 region hack
Open disk tray
press 1379
then press the number that corresponds with the region
(0 is region free)

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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