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DVD Regions Problem

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Agent 009

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I have a major problem with my DVD player. I desperatly need to make'im forget about regions, because I have purchased DVDs with 2 different regions, but I just can play on one region (region 2). That's really annoying :!: I know about the DVDIdle Pro and DVD Genie and DVD Region Killer, they just aren't good: one doesn't work, one you must pay for, one is not capable of solving the problem at all!... HELP[/b]
 

Klaus

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I was asked by my boss to do this mod to his imported DVD player, he had a 'conversion kit' to make it play several regions.
It involved swapping a surface mount IC chip inside, something I was not prepared to do since I have no hot air soldering equipment. So he paid a specialist service tech to do it. Its not a simple job.
Your luck may be similar :cry:
 

Nigel Goodwin

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Klaus said:
I was asked by my boss to do this mod to his imported DVD player, he had a 'conversion kit' to make it play several regions.
It involved swapping a surface mount IC chip inside, something I was not prepared to do since I have no hot air soldering equipment. So he paid a specialist service tech to do it. Its not a simple job.
Your luck may be similar :cry:
Generally cheap DVD's can be converted by a few key presses on the remote control, it's usually the expensive ones (Sony etc.) where you need expensive hardware mods.

However, as he's not mentioned the make and model, it's not really possible to offer any advice - except use google to search using the make and model, you can usually find details that way.
 

Agent 009

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Well, I heard about the chips, cracking chips, that are put inside the DVD player. But I'm looking for a software getaway. My DVD drive is built-in my computer, it's not an external DVD player with RCA connectors and that kind'a stuff. It's for my PC, not TV's. So I thought I could override the regional settings of my 'Operating System' by a software. I don't think such chips apply for CD/DVD Drives for PC's....
 

Nigel Goodwin

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Agent 009 said:
Well, I heard about the chips, cracking chips, that are put inside the DVD player. But I'm looking for a software getaway. My DVD drive is built-in my computer, it's not an external DVD player with RCA connectors and that kind'a stuff. It's for my PC, not TV's. So I thought I could override the regional settings of my 'Operating System' by a software. I don't think such chips apply for CD/DVD Drives for PC's....
Again, do a google search using the make and model of the drive, you can often find new firmware to download to make your drive multi-region - but be aware that it's at your own risk!.
 

fat-tony

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Somewhat O/T, but if you check out http://doom9.org, they have software that will pull a DVD from the disc and put it on your hard drive, with no region coding.

If this post is against the rules, sorry, I'm just trying to help.
 

Gotrek

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I've converted many players to be region free/macrovision free/and RCE immuned please tell me what make and model you have including the serial number and I'll let you know how to do it (easily or complicated) if I know how.

Finally a topic I can assist on
 

Agent 009

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fat-tony, the link doesn't work!
Gotrek, I have a Toshiba DVD-ROM (drive for the PC), model SD-M1402. I bought it couple of years ago. If you need more info, please tell me so. And thank you all for trying to help :wink: !
 
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