That's why we wrote this post! Now that you've read the section above, you know that these players can only be purchased from reputable retailers who specialize in selling the professionally modified region-free units.
You also know that region-free players cannot be purchased in popular department stores because region-free players must be modified by a professional to achieve region-free functionality. So what can you do to ensure you're getting what you're looking for?
It's easy - only buy your region-free unit from a retailer who specifically advertises their players as modified for global playback and functionality. We hate to toot our own horn, but with over 35 years in the business, we are one of those trusted retailers.
At Electronics, we sell the real deal. We carry a large variety of models from the top brand names in the industry and they're all modified for region-free playback and use.
Our players feature the highest quality hardware modifications to ensure a long lifespan and flawless functionality, every time. We offer a limited warranty and we back the original manufacturer's warranty as well. That means region 2 users could import Japanese discs and play it on their players without any obstacles. Usually a configuration flag is set in each player's firmware at the factory.
This flag holds the region number that the machine is allowed to play. Region-free players are DVD players shipped without the ability to enforce regional lockout usually by means of a chip that ignores any region coding , or without this flag set. However, if the player is not region-free, it can often be unlocked with an unlock code entered via the remote control.
This code simply allows the user to change the factory-set configuration flag to another region, or to the special region "0". Many websites exist on the Internet offering these codes, often known informally as hacks. Many websites provide instructions for different models of standalone DVD players, to hack, and their factory codes.
These drives can often be reflashed or hacked with RPC-1 firmware, effectively making the drive region-free. This may void the drive warranty. Some drives may come set as region-free, so the user is expected to assign their region when they buy it. In this case, some DVD programs may prompt the user to select a region, while others may actually assign the region automatically based on the locale set in the operating system.
In most computer drives, users are allowed to change the region code up to five times. This limit is built into the drive's controller software, called firmware. Resetting the firmware count can be done with first- or third-party software tools, or by reflashing see above to RPC-1 firmware.
Since some software does not work correctly with RPC-1 drives, there is also the option of reflashing the drive with a so-called auto-reset firmware. This firmware appears as RPC-2 firmware to software, but will reset the region changes counter whenever power is cycled, reverting to the state of a drive that has never had its region code changed.
Items 1 to 25 of 44 total Page: 1 2 Next. Show 25 50 All. Learn More. If you have received a defective unit, we will replace it within 30 days and pay for all shipping expenses Learn More. I couldn't believe it!
I can now play my Japanese movies, Brit-coms and everything! I'm from Brazil but living in Korea. Any tip to unblock it? I purchased the LCM in Korea and have succesfully set this to code free. I purchase a number of DVDs at full price from the U. Power on the player with no disk in the drive. Wait for the "No Disc" message to appear. Press Pause on the Remote. Power the player off, wait 30 seconds and then power back on.
NB: If the above code fails to work then once the player has displayed the "No disc" message press Stop before entering the above code. Press Setup on the Remote. Select TV Aspect. Place the cursor on wide. Enter 1, 3, 9, 7, 1, 3, 9 on the Remote. Press Enter on the Remote. Press Setup to clear the information once read. Was there ever a response. Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be offered. Can you help me do it.
I was wondering if anyone knew how to make a Winstar dvd player region free. You people need to read the article Search your model number on the website and follow the directions. Yes, we can watch now the German DVD's! But they are now in black and white.
Any suggestions on how to get them to play in color? For weeks I haven't been able to read my United States dvd's since I moved to New Zealand but, thanks to your instructions I just bought a Region Free dvd player very cheap , and now I can watch Any dvd I want, with the exception of region 7.
I bought this set samsung HT-TXQ a couple of months ago and discovered that the system can only play region 2. Please can anybody help me on how to convert it to multi-region. I cannot find an unlock code for this model Thanks, Richard. I use Media Player Classic - it ignores region control codes. Maybe your's have already been changed 4 times, region 3 being the last one selected. I have a cheap-o dvd playeer. An audiosonic KMO how can I make this region free?
I couldnt find a hack anywhere! Any help greatly appreciated! Please someone tell me how to make my DVD player region free. Thank you. I have a bose dvd 3. I just bought a dvd from the Uk and can't play it on my dvd player. Does anyone know how to hack it to multi region??? I Checked the list and they indicated they didn't have the code for this model.
Member since: Sep Trading Score: 4. Some discs are regionally encoded so that they can only be played on a player with that encoding. New release movies are likely to be regionally encoded, but catalogue older titles usually are not. If you buy movies from Europe to play on a USA player, you would need to check that the disc is region free.