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Old 10th September 2006, 14:24   #1
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Hey ICE Experts,

I had a query to make.. all the BMW's imported in India with a DVD Changer have the region code, either 3 or 5, ie they can play only the DVD's with region code 3,5, or 0/9 (All region) much to the annoyance of the customers.. like for eg, they cant play a DVD bought in the US with region code 1. I wanted to know if its posssible to re-code these changers to the all region code (0 or 9) and if so, how and where?

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It is possible by updating the firmware. Try and check what make and model it is and it'll be easy to find the suitable all region firmware for it.
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Wel the problem here is i am not able to identify the make of the DVD changer. earlier BMW used to have Alpine.. but my best guess now is Veba.. havent heard of it..
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VEba is googleable! So, no fuss!
Does it look something like this: Taken from Veba's website: http://www.veba.uk.com/productsNew/av2411B.html
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Yup. it loks exactly the same.. only diff being the model name and no. not there.. and the remote is diff.. i saw the same image on the site. also checked the site.. but not much info. also this sytem was retrofitted in a 7 series and is supplied by BMW AG, the DVD changers fitted in the car as standard by BMW have codes that can be changed from 1 to 6 with our diagnostic computer.. but not this system..
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Meverick..

checkout this link .. it has all hacks for enabling multiregion for the DVD players (including veba) .. may be you can try the same on ur changer...

http://www.dvd365.net/?hacks/veba.htm
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