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My cousin bought a Phillips Portable DVD player for my kids. He bought it in America and in South Africa we have a different region code, can I change the region code

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Question Can I change the region code on my player so that I can play DVD / Blu-ray disc from other regions? Answer South Africa is region B for Blu-Ray DVD and Region 5 for DVD and finding the procedure will be difficult as international copyright legislation prohibits manufacturers from providing instructions for changing the region code.

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Make sure you familiarize yourself with the buttons on the remote and not fumble while keying in the sequence given below.
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Hi , i brought a dvd and every time i put in the dvd player it wont play. It say's that i don't have the code to watch it . It is a shap dvd & vcr the model no is DVNC70X . Can you please help me i...


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restricting the area of the world in which they can be played.
It is therefore this US Association that is responsible for the RPC system that
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and manipulating distribution within the global DVD market.
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needed] DVD discs may use one code, a combination of codes (Multi-Region), most
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