Question about Televison & Video
First, in order to do what you're trying to do, you would need a device
hack, a series of commands that break into the device's firmware in order to
change the region code. This is possible for some players but pointless as the region code is only
half the problem and if you unlocked it you would have to change the region code every time you used different Region Code DVD's and you can only do it a maximum of five times before the DVD player becomes a brick. Sites that offer region hack codes don't mention this
fact or the more important issue of incompatible analog standards and it is very important to understand. It doesn't matter whether or
not you hack your US DVD player's region code, it broadcasts (transmits) the
NTSC analog standard tothe television which displays the NTSC standard. The UK uses the PAL analog standard and the
two standards are not compatible. US DVD's are recorded in the NTSC (look at the back of any DVD and you'll see near the bottom it will say NTSC) and UK DVD's are recorded in PAL. Region Codes are only security features built in by the studios to control international distribution, that block media from being played, not from being displayed and have zero to do with the analog standard of a particular country. The media, player and the display must
all have the same analog standard and your television does not support the PAL standard so region code changes don't solve that problem. To do what you're suggesting you
would not only have to crack the region code but you would have to use
a converter to change the format of your R2 discs from PAL to NTSC. Your integrated DVD player does not have this capability and few do. The only option that you would have would be to purchase a true multi region universal player that has built-in converters to convert from PAL to NTSC.
Amazon has them available, here.
Posted on May 23, 2011
Simply put a region all disk into the unit and play the movie or episode on the disk for a few seconds
Eject the disk using the 'Power/Standby' button on the side of the TV ( not on the remote ).
Turn on the unit using the 'Power/Standby' button on the side of the TV (not on the remote).
Press eject to make sure there is no DVD in the drive ( there shouldn't as you took it out earlier )
Insert the firmware upgrade disk that came with the TV.
The TV will show loading, wait 10-20 seconds
A message will appear 'firmware upgrade'
During the firmware upgrade the disk will automatically eject during the update process
Remove the firmware disk
DO NOT TURN OFF THE UNIT
When the firmware upgrade is complete the unit will power off and on again
When the unit powers on again press the TV/DVD button on the top of the remote (this will switch
the TV into TV mode)
Press setup button on the remote and navigate to setup, press enter
Now navigate to reset, press enter
The unit will reset the factory settings
Turn on the unit by pressing the power/stand by on the left side of the unit
Firmware upgrade is now complete and the unit will play all region disc.
After this you will have to re tune all your channels and readjust your personnel settings , because the TV will go back to factory settings.
Posted on May 21, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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