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How do i get my davsc5 dvd to play region 4 dvd's as we have moved to Australia.

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Sony units are a bit tricky to hack and make region free and/or change region. Most require specialized IrDA controllers. Pls try this site and the information there may be of help to you.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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