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I have a Pioneer DV-300-s, bought in australia, so it is region 4. Is there anyway to unlock it so that it will play all regions DVD's? The suggestion from rhozel2010 that begins by instructing me to press SETUP on the remote is not possible because there is no SETUP button on the remote ;-) ;-(

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That means the color system on that player is PAL.
Set ur TV to auto system or PAL system if it has that multi system!

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

  • andrew_ro56 Nov 08, 2010

    Appreciate the response but it doesn’t address the problem (or I don't understand your solution). The DVD player will ONLY play region 4 DVD's. I need to be able to play non-region 4 DVD’s

  • Bayyagg
    Bayyagg Nov 08, 2010

    If its regional?
    Try this and download "regkill.exe" and follow instructions!
    http://dvd-region-killer.software.inform...

    Hope that might help you!

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