Region-free DVD Players?

VW
By VW

I bought a DVD player at Lulu yesterday, assuming it would be region free because I read somewhere that all the DVD players in Doha were so.

Since there are so many visiting cultures here, I assumed this was the case.

However, this player is not region-free and will not play any of our discs from Canada.

Where should I go to get a region-free DVD player? Does Lulu sell them because I probably need to exchange (no refunds here it seems - also an oddity I am becoming accustomed to).

Thanks everyone!

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By baekgom• 14 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
baekgom

How to do it?

1. Open the CD tray (eject button).

2. Push 0 (Zero) 3 times quickly in a row.

3. The region selection menu should appear (if not, go back to point 2)

4. Type 0 (Zero) at the region selection menu to set your DVD Player free for all regions.

5. Hit Enter on your remote control

6. Shut down the player

7. Start your player again and enjoy DVDs from all regions

That's it.

For other Players try the descreptions on this french page:

http://www.club-dvd.net/modules/wordbook/

By anonymous• 15 years 2 months ago.
anonymous

Tks e46, i already sent an email to LG but still waiting ... I will try to go to the store where i got the system to ask them.

By e46M3• 15 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
e46M3

I think you're trying to play a DVD with a region code that is diferent to the player's. Maybe the player is not a multi-system one.

The DVD world is divided into six major geographical regions, with two additional regions reserved for specialized use.

REGION 1 -- USA, Canada

REGION 2 -- Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland

REGION 3 -- S.Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Parts of South East Asia

REGION 4 -- Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (including Mexico)

REGION 5 -- Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa

REGION 6 -- China

REGION 7 -- Reserved for Unspecified Special Use

REGION 8 -- Resevered for Cruise Ships, Airlines, etc...

REGION 0 or REGION ALL -- Discs are uncoded and can be played Worldwide, however, PAL discs must be played in a PAL-compatible unit and NTSC discs must be played in an NTSC-compatible unit.

Contact LG here and see if they can help.

By anonymous• 15 years 2 months ago.
anonymous

It is a LG DVD model LH-T551, when i tryed to watch a movie, the dvd started reading the cd and then showed me the message "Check Regional Code", i have no idea what is that.

By e46M3• 15 years 2 months ago.
e46M3

Code for what? Provide model of your player.

By anonymous• 15 years 2 months ago.
anonymous

I just bought a LG DVD but is not working, apparently i need some code from LG but i dont know how to get it, please help me if any of you know the code or what i have to do :)

By xihuitl• 15 years 4 months ago.
xihuitl

I also bought a DVD from LULU and the same thing happend. I went back and told the salesman, he game the codes and now everything works .

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom" ........Malcom X

By VW• 15 years 4 months ago.
VW

Well, this Philips one cost QR.230 and I consider that cheap for a progressive-scan DVD player with DivX, WMV, MP3 etc. etc. playback. With the newly reset regionless operation, suits me fine!

By gks4n• 15 years 4 months ago.
gks4n

How much can one expect to pay for a DVD player and where is a good place to shop for such things in Doha? Thanks.

By Helloqatar• 15 years 4 months ago.
Helloqatar

You are welcome, most of my advice is worth what you pay for it.

By VW• 15 years 4 months ago.
VW

Thanks to Helloqatar!

I found a remote code on this website:

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks

Player is now "Region 0", i.e. region-free.

Hooray! I don't need to negotiate parking traffic at LuLu again! :oP

By Helloqatar• 15 years 4 months ago.
Helloqatar

Mine was an LG but it worked with the remote control codes and now plays everything. If I couldn't get it changed LuLu said they would fix it, so you have a backup plan.

By VW• 15 years 4 months ago.
VW

Helloqatar - it's a Philips DVP3000K. I just found some information on www.videohelp.com, thanks for the tip. I'll try when I get home tonight (remote control code entry process to set region 0).

Qwerty - yes I know they're illegal but I figured it was common here becuase everyone's from somewhere else and my 200+ movie collection is Region 1.

Qwerty and Niceguy - Thanks for the tip that they can 'fix' it for me. If Helloqatar's suggestion and videohelp's process doesn't work, I'll box it up and take it in.

Cheers all.

By Mr Niceguy• 15 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Mr Niceguy

My Samsung DVD player was fixed to play everything when I asked the guy in the shop to make sure it could. Take it to Lulu and do the polite but firm bit.

By anonymous• 15 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

I have a sony and a samsung and they both work fine region free...

By Helloqatar• 15 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
Helloqatar

What brand, I found the codes on the net to change it to region free. Do a little research and see what you find.

By Qwerty• 15 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Qwerty

Region free DVD players are strictly speaking illegal, which is why DVD’s are region coded, in order to try to prevent piracy.

However, if you had asked them in Lulu to make your player region free they would have done so. I suggest that you take it back (with the receipt) and ask them to do it for you.

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