DVD Regions - help please!!!!!

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  1. nobbyneat

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    Hi,

    I'm sure this is a really easy issue for you guys to resolve for me so forgive me for being thick.

    I have a DVD disc where the regions are specified as PAL, region 2 and region 4. I haven't played it for a while, however, when I try and play it on my DVD player (and others I've tried) now I'm presented with an error message that the DVD is the "wrong region". The DVD used to play OK. I'm aware that Region 2 is the code for the UK, Europe and Japan which is why it played OK originally presumably. Would it have been possible for the DVD "to confuse itself" into thinking that it is now region 4 only and thus not playable on my region 2 only player?

    If this is the case, how can I reconfigure my DVD disc back to region 2 preference? Once again I apologise if this is embarrassingly easy to resolve!

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Geezer

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    What make and model is your player?
     
  3. nobbyneat

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    Phillips DVD-R890 Recordable.
     
  4. Stuart Wright

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    Moving this thread to DVD Recorders where it will get the best response.
     
  5. JAMBO

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    Try this hack, which should make your machine multi-region.
    It is listed as working on most Phillips models (DVD Recorders):

    Using a Phillips SBC RU880 remote control
    1. Switch on player and ensure that drawer is empty.
    2. Take the remote and select 'DVD'. Hold down buttons '1' & '6' for approximately five seconds, until display on remote reads 'SYNTH'.
    3. Now release buttons and display reads 'CODE'.
    4. Point your remote at the player and key in '2,3,5'. The display on the player should now have changed to show 11 dashes, '-----------'.
    5. Discard the RU880 remote and, using the standard (supplied) player remote, key in the code '222 222 005 255' followed by 'PLAY'. The display will now read 'NO DISC'. Process is complete.

    OR

    1. Using the players own remote;
    2. Press the 'PLAY' button on the player. (Note 'player', not 'remote control')
    3. Press the '1' button on the remote control.
    4. Press the '5' button on the remote control.
    5. Press the '9' button on the remote control.

    Hopefully, 1 of these options should allow your machine to be multi-region.
    Jambo.


    :hiya:
     
  6. nobbyneat

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    Cheers for that Jambo, I'll try it out later.
     
  7. JAMBO

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    Haven't tried it myself, as I've got a Panasonic DMR-E50 multi-region, so if it doesn't work, don't blame me, blame Essential Home Cinema Mag !!:D
     
  8. phelings

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    But if its a Region 2 disc anyway it should play.The Philips hack works,but not for RCE titles.Sounds like the disc is damaged if it won't work on other players,otherwise,it could be the start of the usual Philips "disc error" problem.Try unplugging from the mains and starting again.
     

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