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PANASONIC DVD RECORDER DMR-ES35V

When we try and play dvd's which we bought in our own country, it comes up with the message - can't play this dvd in your region.

We have never been able to play a dvd yet, as it always comes up with this. HELP!

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DVDs are region coded. This means that they will only play on a DVD player from the region the DVD was produced to be watched in. For example, an Australian DVD is Region 4. It will only play on a Region 4 player. If you try to play it on a player that is set for a different region, it will probably not play. One way around this is to get hold of a multi region player. These are widely available. Alternatively, you should be able to watch the DVD on your computer, although you may need some region free software if your computer's dvd player has been locked. Usually computer DVD players will allow you to play DVDs from any region a few times and then they will lock to a particular Region Code. If you are in North America, you will need a PAL player. The only other thing you may be able to do is to unlock your existing player to convert it to region free. Many DVD players can be unlocked but you would need to find the unlock information for your paticular player. Hope this helps....

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

  • Palmbeach
    Palmbeach Jul 31, 2008

    I have just noticed your player is a Panasonic. These players can be unlocked using a special remote controller. You can buy a one hit remote controller from several suppliers online, or you could programme a universal controller if you can obtain the codes.

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