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I bought a DVD movie from France (region code 2) and I cannot watch it because I live in Canada (region 1) I have a LG BD555C blu-ray player

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Do the following using the remote of your player
1) Power on player with no disc in tray
2) Press PAUSE
3) Key in 314159
5) For multi-region, select 0
6) Press PAUSE again
7) Power off player
8) Count ten and Power up the player.
Ir will not work for Bluray disc, only for DVD's. Blu Ray region unlocking would require hard ware modification.

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icon_minipost.gifRegion code hack posted by dargan, August 23 2008:
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<clipped from other post>
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