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According to the Wikipedia, "DVD region codes are a DRM technique designed to allow motion picture studios to control aspects of a release, including content, release date, and price, according to the region. DVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played.

The DVD Copy Control Association in California, USA, requires that DVD player manufacturers incorporate the Regional Playback Control (RPC) system - according to the Australian government's anti-monopoly watchdog, the ACCC. It is therefore this US Association that is responsible for the RPC system that effectively divides the world into six regions for the purposes of controlling and manipulating distribution within the global DVD market.

There are six different official regions and two informal variations. DVD discs may use one code, a combination of codes (Multi-Region), most codes (Region 0) or every code/no codes (Region All). The commercial DVD player specification requires that a player to be sold in a given place not play discs encoded for a different region; however, region-free DVD players are also commercially available.In addition, many DVD players can be modified to be region-free, allowing playback of all discs."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code

A brand new DVD player allows you to play DVDs from different regions only five times, locking to the last region watched after these five times. So, you might have used your five region-change permissions and your DVD player is now locked to a different one from that of the DVD you want to watch (even thou you might have watched normally before).

There are some softwares like "DVD Region+CSS Free" from dvdidle.com or "CloneDVD 2" from Slysoft.com that allow you to back up your DVDs without the annoying region code. There are also sites like www.rpc1.org and www.dvdexploder.com that provide firmware or remote control codes to unlock the region of your DVD player.

Hope this information helps you understand why your DVD player is behaving like that and how to bypass that pitfall.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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SOURCE: DVD PLayer Region Unlock

hello mushkil

you could try the following

1. Turn on the unit
2. Open the loading tray
3. Press the "Setup" button on the remote
4. Navigate to the "Preferences" page using the right arrow key
5. Enter 138931
6. You will now see the current region code displayed
7. Use the Up/Down arrow keys to select the region required or "0" for all
regions
8. Press the "Play" button on the remote

this should unlock it to all regions .


riz.

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SOURCE: wrong region.on screenhelp please

try to make it region free by using the steps below

1 Press power on
2 Press set-up
3 Select preferences menu
4 Press play
5 Input 251131
6 Press "Left" then "Down" button
Should show region code
7 Select region
8 Press set-up to confirm and exit.


or

Now on the remote control
3 Press set-up
4 Select preferences menu
5 Press play
6 Input 251131
7 Press "Left" then "Down" button
Should show region code menu
8 Select region free by hitting the 10/0 button, this will change the region to region free (ie 0)
9 Press set-up to confirm and exit.

or

1 Before powering on, open the lids, remove any media and leave it open so you can actually see the compartment where you place a disc.(this is how you get access to the preferences menu)
2 switch on unit from the side of the drive

Now on the remote control
3 Press set-up
4 Select preferences menu
5 Press play
6 Input 251131
7 Press "Left" then "Down" button
Should show region code menu
8 Select region free by hitting the 10/0 button, this will change the region to region free (ie 0)
9 Press set-up to confirm and exit.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: my philips dvp642/37 doesn't wanna play my dvds "wrong region"

you have to reset the regional code

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SOURCE: DVD player is saying "Wrong region"

region codes are as follow. Region 1 North America, Region 4 South America, Australia, Region 2 Europe, Region 5 Asia Major,Africa,Region 6 Asia Minor, Probably your DVD is from another region....hope this helps

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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