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I'd like to make my DVD player region free. I live in Australia but get many of my movies from the US or the UK. I have searched for a few hours and none of the 'hacks' provided work. Please help. Seems a waste of my money to have three versions of one movie just so I can watch it when I travel.

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    Adam Jerome_lagudi Sep 03, 2010

    What brand and model is your dvd player?

  • samantha_byr Sep 03, 2010

    And you thought I would have remembered to include that information in the original post.
    It is a Samsung HT-C550. I have tried countless hacks. None of them have worked. Don't really expect to be able to find an answer. Thanks.

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This is a tricky one, but this is the same process I use in my workshop to enable region free functions in the majority of Samsung units.
They are by no means easier to hack than their LG counter parts, but it is possible to to. This is still tricky, yet unfortunatley the easiest way to get past the problem with this brand. The hack is meant for the CD-5500 but the guts of the HT-5500 and the CD-5500 are identicle besides one is a dvd player and one is part of a home entertainment set up. I hope this offers some assistance. Good Luck.

1. Ensure that there is no disk in the tray.
2. Switch the player off and then back on. This is necessary to clean-boot the firmware.
3. Wait until the main menu page appears and the player stops doing anything.
4. Press the eject button to open the tray. (The button is between the "Power" and "TV Power" buttons at the top of the controller.)
5. Press the eject button to close the tray.
6. Wait while the player searches for a disk.
7. As soon as the "No Disk" message appears at the top left corner do the following.
8. Press the REPEAT button

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