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I've purchased a dvd from amazon.com and item will not play back because of some region error code. unfortunately this is a brand new tv dvd combo from sylvania,and there is nothing on the remote to state a code to unlock,nor does the manual. can this be done?

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    The person who tried answering the following question didnt tell me anything that i could not find on the internet already; and i paid money for the answer. In other words the info he provided is not helpful.

    i need to see how to decode this tv/dvd combo by sylvania model (and unlock dvd code for 7301svd).

    I've purchased a dvd from amazon.com and item will not play back because of some region error code. unfortunately this is a brand new tv dvd combo from sylvania,and there is nothing on the remote to state a code to unlock,nor does the manual. can this be done?

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Hi well IF your DVD has a region code hack, then yes you can make it region free, however NOT too many units are like this, please see the website below, there is a wealth of information.
www.dvdexploder.com/
main hack site above.. IF there are any they will be at above site... Also Google for the exact make and model.

http://www.ehow.com/how_6637829_set-sylvania-dvd-player-region.html
http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/2/122698.html
data base of hacks above.

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Region codes on DVDs and DVD players are to prevent DVD players purchased in one part of the world from playing DVDs purchased in a different part of the world.

See the following link for a more detailed explanation and rationale.

http://hometheater.about.com/cs/dvdlaserdisc/a/aaregioncodesa.htm

The important fact here is that your DVD player and the DVD in question have different region codes and are therefore incompatible.

Occasionally there is a complex sequence of buttons that you can push on your DVD player to either change its built in region code or eliminate it altogether. This is known as a REGION CODE HACK.

If you Google your DVD player's exact model number along with the term "region code hack" you may get very lucky and find the proper sequence somewhere online to unlock your particular model, or you may not. Every model is different, and for some it simply can't be done.

You can try searching online for the hack, or you can just be more careful when you buy DVDs, and make sure you only get ones from the appropriate region.

Good luck, hope that helps a bit.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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    How can I possibly find the correct unlock code for you if you don't even provide me with the make or model number of your DVD player? Before you denigrate someone's advice and rate them poorly, you should perhaps take a moment and first consider the quality of the initial information you provided in your question. If you want specific solutions or advice, you need to provide specific details about your problem. Hopefully another expert will provide the details you are looking for. Good luck.

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