The PL408 player is not Multiregion by default. To activate this player as Multiregion please complete following instructions. · Turn on your player. · Close DVD disk door without a disk inserted. · Press the following sequence of keys on your remote control. · Press "SET-UP". · Press Next & then Prev. · Again press Next & then Prev. · Version 2 appears on top right hand corner of your TV screen (2 being your existing region code) · Change version (region) by pressing < button until 255 appears (correct code for Multiregion). · Press "SET-UP" again & scroll down to exit. · Press " SET-UP " again. · Insert DVD disc and play. This worked for my unit bought in the UK. Have tried region 1,2,3 and 4 and discs I have recorded on my Panasonic DVD recorder from TV and satellite.