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Cannot view my dvd purchased in korea. already changed the region setting to korea, but still no results. can you help?

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You need to ensure that the region code of the disc is the same as the dvd player, just because the disc came from Korea, it does not necessarily mean that the disc's region is that of Korea's. If you can change the region code to your dvd player, simply set it to '0' so you can easily view any disc from any region.
Many LG units will allow this by pressing eject on the remote control, letting the disc drawer open then pressing 0 (zero) six or so times and that should bring up the dvd region code prompt.
I hope this helps. Good luck.

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