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Can't play region 2 dvd's on my player

Any way I can change region code or get my DVD player to play region 2 dvd's?

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  • frenchmovies Sep 30, 2008

    this didn't work. I got the slash/circle ie "no operation"

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Newer DVD224 is actually DVD-224ss - small print on front of manual. There are two possible hacks:

DVD224SS (This worked for me)
1. Open the DVD tray
2. Press STOP button on the remote control
3. Press 70
4. Press MENU
5. Use the numeric keypad to select your region code number (0 – 6).

OR

DVD224 (224SS)
1. Open the DVD tray
2. Press STOP button of remote control
3. Press the digit number buttons “2008” of remote control.
4. Press MENU
Region code will appear, select your region code number.

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With no disk in the player press:
Setup, Vol+, Vol-, Vol+, Vol-

in the right upper corner a current region code would appear. You could switch between 1,2,3,4,5,6 or 255 using Right and Left buttons. I beleive, 255 is for multy-region.


DVD-player keeps these new settings even after powering Off.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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