Panasonic DVD-LX9 "disc may not be played in your region" error
I paid a lot of money for this DVD player, and it has hardly worked. It worked fine for DVD's of all regions, then one day I played a music CD and ever since then it dispalys the message above with DVD's. Very frustarting as you can imagine! I have reset to factory settings as in the manual (holding pause, backward button and ON at teh same time). It still work work. Boo hoo. I cannever get through to Panasonic and am getting desperate. Please help me if you can...... this dvd player should play all regions as std. Thnx in advance, Bev.
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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.
hi mate, just want to know first if what region indicate at the back of your DVD player? the reason why i ask you, is because most of branded DVD have their own region for ex. for asian countries they are tagged as region 3 and Australia region 4 ...... most probably your player is not configured to play multi region disc if it can't play any disc. The only way to check if your player have a problem is to check the region of your player and if you can barrow or buy a dvd disc having the same region. or simply check for DVD disc which indicates that it is a all region compatible. Actually this is only info that i can share, but if your only near in my place i can help you change your dvd player to become a multi disc reader simply by clicking some activation keys using the special remote control specially design to configure and modify region setting of panasonic players.
1 You need to Finalize the disc to play of a DVD player
check that out with your DVD burn program.
2 Check the DVD players capability with certain discs, not all payers will run 'burned disks' sometimes even the brand of disk matters or whether it is + or- type
There are may variables with the DVD firmware.
Finalize first the the first step.
The Panasonic is not "region restricted". This is a security safeguard by studios to keep people from region 1 from using region 3 content. Some material is released in other countries first and later in others. This keeps other regions from using the content from other parts of the world before it is relaesed by the studio there. Your Zenith is not a region free player and the Panasonic is.
There is sometimes hacks on Videohelp.com for DVD players to be set to "region free" but not all DVD players are built with it. SONY is another non-hackable DVD player.