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DVD player cannot read any DVDs. Says "Region Error"

I live in the USA. I am using discs bought from my local Target, Best Buy, etc. It's worked for the past 2 1/2 years so please no solution that suggests I check the region of the discs. Furthermore, the blue screen that comes on at startup no longer outputs the Yamaha "CinemaStation" image that I have been seeing for the past 2 1/2 years. Instead I see a distorted image with a "Philips" logo. That's right. Philips. What's going on?

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  • Anonymous May 29, 2007

    geek5,
    No I still have not "fixed" this issue.

    This is my guess as to what could be the problem. It is more of a software issue than hardware. My guess is that there is a philips "software" in the machine that is meant for our European friends. Somehow, through an unidentifiable cause, our US machine is now booting the software version meant for Europe or Region 2.

    This means that our REgion 1 DVD will no longer play in the machine. I actually got around this problem by making the DVD player region free.

    I am now able to play US DVDs with the system although still with the Philips software. One drawback is that I am no longer able to take advantage of the Progressive scan mode, which the philips software doesn't seem to support.

    I also contacted Yamaha and they told me to take the unit to a service center. I contacted the Service center and they said that it could be a firmware problem and they could "upload" the firmware using a special DVD that only they have.
    The kicker was that they wanted $50 for this service while not being able to guarantee whether the upload would restore my system to its default state.

    I would love to talk to you about this. My username at yahoo is my email.

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    hello

    I live in Italy and I have the same problem.

    Instead of the classic "Cinemastation" logo i have the philips logo and menu. To restore the image do this:



    1 Press DVD/CD.

    2 Press s for 5 seconds. NTSC<->PAL appears in the CinemaStation Display.

    3 Press e to switch the setting. NTSC/PAL SET appears in the CinemaStation Display.



    1 Perform steps 1 and 2 above.

    2 Press s again. YUV<->RGB appears in the CinemaStation Display.

    3 Press e to switch the setting. YUV/RGB SET appears in the CinemaStation Display.



    this operations works until you turn off the system.

    If anyone has a finelly solution, please sen to me at [email protected]

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I Just started getting this same error. All the way down to the "Philips" logo. I wrote to Yamaha to report the problem and all they would (or could) tell me was to take it to any authorized Yamaha repair center (Best Buy). I sure would like to know if you got any resolution to your question in Mar. If not, what did you do?

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