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I have imported a number of DVD's from USA. My player gives a message when loading: ''Region Error'' How can I decode to enable me to play the imported DVD's?
Hi, guessing you are from the UK? Different countries operate different regions for dvd's for instance the UK dvd players are set up to play region 2 discs, and US dvd players are set up to play region 1 discs.
This is because dvd release dates are different around the world and this stops people buying a dvd in the US and bringing it back to the UK and selling it before its official UK release date for example.
Your choices are either to play the dvds on a PC where often the dvd software will allow you to change region a number of times (be careful though as some players will let you change region say 5 times and then be locked to that region)
Or to get hold of or buy a multi region dvd player which plkays dvd'd regardless of their original region
Hope that makes sense, good luck
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
That is because your dvd player is not a region free or multi-region player which can play dvd with any region code. If you want to play the region 1 dvd and you don't want to get a new dvd player, you can get some region free DVD players such as Leawo Blu-ray Player which is a free 4K and region free player.
Posted on May 17, 2019
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