How can I unlock my dvd player to play American dvds please?
Please can you help me? My daughter who lives in the States sent me some dvds for my birthday & I've discovered to my dismay that my player isn't multi-regional so I can't watch them! Please can you send me the unlock code so's I can watch them?
Thanking you in anticipation,
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I do not know what can be done to help you.
This is the United States of America.
You live in England and that is out of our jurisdiction.
I will pray for someone in England to help you and I will pray also for you and your daughter's safety.
Do you have any relatives that live close by?
Is there anyone in the United States that can be contacted on your behalf?
Most Thomson players are 'hackable', i.e. can be converted to region-free. The hand symbol suggests you are entering the correct code, but that the player may have been 'chipped' or has a different firmware version which disables the unlock method that works on other players of the same model or from other regions.
It's commonly US / Region 1 players that have the region code disabled. As you can't play US DVDs, this isn't a region 1 default player, so this improves the chances it can be unlocked.
I can't really tell you any more as you didn't include the model number of your DVD player. It would also help to know which region the player is locked to and the firmware version of the player - if you can find it. The model number should be on a label the back of the player somewhere and the firmware version may be available in the on-screen menu, under the heading "System Information" or something similar.
Please reply to me with this information by clicking on "Add a Comment" below your question and I'll see what can be done with regard to unlocking your player.
I think it is against the law for shops in the UK to sell multi-region DVD players. I could not find a hack for this player that worked. It is possible to convert it on your PC and burn it as a region free Disc.