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Hitachi hlgdr-8160b dvd rome dvd does nt play..

Hi , i have hitachi hlgdr-8160b dvd rome and the none of the dvd s play as it has an region code.. but if still the region code is region 2 none of the region 2 dvd play nor read.please provide with info what to do..

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Here is firmware 1.01e for the 8160B. You might try it:

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Will this play American DVDs (region 1)?

Hi I just saw your question. Normally "NTSC" is the code I have always seen when I was overseas and going to buy a DVD, like the one I bought in Rome on "The Colesseum" which comes in "NTSC" format which is printed on it with U.S. & British flag (Canada as usual, well we were missed. Oh well !). When I checked on Wikipedia, I got my answer, and yes " REGION 1 ", as noted there in Wikipedia " WHICH is in RED ", does cover
" CANADA & THE UNITED STATES " , so you are " good to go ", & "PLAY AWAY !!"
Enjoy your DVD !

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I just moved to Rome and bought a great new Samsung home theatre system. Unfortunately, I was not aware of the region code situation and of course, none of my US DVD's and most of my Blue Rays do not...

It's not possible to make a Blu-Ray region free, of any brand and model, at this moment. And unfortunately your Samsung is a model specifically designed for Europe and the region code is hard coded in it and cannot be changed.
But you can do something else to view your disks : just buy a cheap pc with a BR-writer unit and VLC media player and you will not have a problem with region codes ever again.

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GDR-8160B 16X 48X dvd-rom I need a dvd/cd-rom

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Region code blocks DVD

Hi, you have to delete de region coding on your DVD, by using a computer (either a mac or PC, or linux) then you can play it. However, if the format is not the same (PAL&NTSC) it's gonna be impossible : for instance, if your PS3 is NTSC, you wont be able to playback PAL content, however, I think it might be possible to the opposite for PAL PS3 owners, since every PAL DVD player can read NTSC (but practically, none of NTSC player read PAL ...) Sad indeed mate.

Its a pain in the *** willing to try converting PAL to NTSC. You better forget it .... However, if its just a region code issue, as I said first, you can just backup it up deleting the CSS (it's illegal... whatever) and burning the region-unlocked movie to a blank DVD and play it ^^

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How to unlock region issue on Hitachi dvp505 DVD player?

hi! you could try this one.
Power on your player whilst pressing hold both the Play and Stop buttons on the
front player

After a short while you should be presented with a set of language options.
Release the Play and Stop buttons on the player

You will now need to select a language option between 1 and 6

To convert this player to Multi-Region playback:

Press the Repeat button on the Remote Control

Using the Remote enter the code below, note that you must know what Region
your player is currently set to in order to know which code is appropriate
for Region 1 use 2, 9, 3, 3 and 4
for Region 2 use 3, 8, 7, 6 and 7
for Region 3 use 5, 6, 7, 3 and 2
for Region 4 use 7, 6, 8, 8 and 4
for Region 5 use 5, 3, 8, 1 and 4
for Region 6 use 2, 4, 4, 6 and 2
A code should be displayed on the screen indicating the current Region setting of
your unit

Press the 9 button on the Remote Control for Region free, or 1 for Region 1, 2 for
Region 2 and so on

Press the Open button on your player

Press the Standby button on the Remote Control

If the player sticks on FBI Warning screens:

Press Forward Search x2 or faster, the disc should skip straight to the main

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DVD region codes

Good luck, haven't hacked that one yet...most dvd recorders allow region change 4 X then locks it to that 4th region, I'm waiting for hitachi to build theirs with the codes inside, like their old table top VCR with NTSC/PAL/PAL2/SECAM/MESECAM auto configured.

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