I purchased a dvd reomote on ebay. it arrived from HK. i plugged in the remote receiver into the xbox without reading the instructions. Apparently when you plug it in to the xbox it permenantly codes the xbox. Unfortunately i had it set to the wrong dvd region, and now it will only play dvd's from that region.I did see a blog that said there may be a fix to permently set it to another region. Any ideas
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Dirty disc, other region disc, not original game (copy) or just a bad dvd drive. The Thompson dvd drive on many of the original xboxes went bad pretty quickly. You can order a replacement dvd drive on ebay. The samsung replacement dvd drives are the best in my opinion.
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This is unfortunately 'normal': an unmodified xbox can only play games made for the country (or 'region code') it was made for.
In order to play games from any region/country, especially from EBay or copied, you will need to get your XBOX 360 MODified: this service (e.g. Hardware Electronic modification) is offered by many technicians that can often be found at week-end computer fairs or Computer repairs shops. Make sure you get a quote before proceeding as the cost can vary enormously!
There isn't anything you cab really do without opening the xbox up.
ll DVD's have what is called a region code. this is a code that is specific to 5 regions. in North America, we are region 1, and Japan, they would be region 5. If the Xbox is purchased in North America, the DVD drive in the Xbox, is imprinted with region code 1. This mean it will only play region code 1 movies, and games.
The only thing you can do is to either mod your xbox, or replace the DVD drive with a drive from a different region, but this will make it so you can play dvds from your region.
The problem with Amazon DVDs purchased is the region codes each disc may contain. Since a majority of them would be from USA, and their region is 1, your player being region 4 would not support that code.
There is no fault here, it is just a restriction. Some discs work, some don't.
No one likes region restrictions - particularly on DVDs bought legally, and I doubt very much Panasonic would provide any information on unlock codes for you.
Be warned: if you do successfully find a hack to unlock your player so it becomes region-less, expect the risk of either the player failing later, or not reading any discs at all. I am sure there are 'region-free' players around now, which don't contain a restriction and can play ANY DVD any region.
On the other hand, if you have a DVD drive on your PC, and it is set to
region 0 or all regions, and the discs play fine in it, but not the player, then you could view those particular discs that way; you do not need to make any copies of any of the DVDs just to watch them.
1. Press the Menu button on your remote control 2. Press the 5 button on your remote control 3. Press the 7 button on your remote control 4. Press the 5 button on your remote control 5. Press the 3 button on your remote control 6. Press the 8 button on your remote control 7. The currently selected region will be indicated on the TV. 8. Press the 1 button on your remote control for region 1, the 2 button for region 2, and so on, or the 9 button for multi-region playback 9. Press the Menu button on your remote control 10. Press the Menu button on your remote control
Tested with Region 1 DVD's on my UK player (Region 2 bought from Comet)
(2)On the remote control
(3)press SETUP button
(4)press right arrow key 3 times,
(the preference page will show up)
(6)Use the up and down key to select Region
(Select Region 0 for all regions)
(7)press SETUP again to save choices and exit
HK AVR 347-I took it back- everyone was frustrated and the verdict was that it just doesn't work. I have a Dennon now and it doesn't sound as good as the HK but it works most of the time. Not sure it the Harmony is the problem. I'm reading the Dennon manual now and it seems the Dennon remote can do what the Harmony is trying to do. Harmony support is awesome and we'll keep trying. Sooo- was there a trick to it?