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Old 14th September 2007, 14:00   #16
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go to videohelp.com and look for a region hack for your model
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Old 14th September 2007, 14:01   #17
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Simple if its original DVD, your DVD player needs to be region free; if its not region free....get it done by any service guy, he'll install a plate for rs. 250/-

If its pirated DVD, your player would play as it is.
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Old 14th September 2007, 14:04   #18
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try what was suggested by Zappo.
any DVD player will play DVD's coded as "0"
in DVD coding "0" is universal if player is "0" it will play all dvd's irrespective of region.
if DVD media is coded as "0" that will also play in all dvd players irrespective of region code on them.
but if the player is coded "5"( asia including india) it need DVD coded as "5" or "0"
sony is most difficult to hack.
philips is one of the easiest.
check the net for help in this regard. i think there are sites which give hack tips for different models
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Sony players generally play from all regions. On a side note, in case you do not know, you can also burn protected DVDs (for example movies) as I do through software freely available on the net.

You need DVD Idle Pro to break the protection and make it region free.
DVD Shrink to also do the same and shrink the picture to fit 4.7 GB.
DVD Decrypter to burn the DVD.

DVD Idle Pro just sits in the background. For burning a protected DVD, install all 3 programmes (available on web).
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All the sony players bought in 2007 are definitely reign free. Only thing is to check for the NTSC / PAL option in you TV.
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All the sony players bought in 2007 are definitely reign free. Only thing is to check for the NTSC / PAL option in you TV.

If thats the case then i dont think my Sony Player should have a problem. As far as the NTSC PAL option goes my 15 year ols Sony TV had it so I dont why my Philips LCD wont.
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US DVDs are typically region 1 format. But, it plays in my Sony DVD player bought in singapore in 2003 and latest sony players are region free ones. But it darn well wont play in other cheap brands like lower end dvd players of LG, samsung, t-series etc.
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Dippy, as somebody suggested VideoHelp.com - Forum, Guides, Tools and hardware lists is a good resource for hacking your DVD player to play different region discs.

For people who may think this as piracy, this is not. You bought the player legally from a dealer and going to buy original DVDs and is not going to broadcast them. So it is fine.

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I think your player is already region free. Check this link Sony DAV-DZ120 region code

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check if your dvd player is a reqion free dvd player if it is no issues if it isnt ... hmm you got some working around to do
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As you say DAV DZ-120. It is a region free DVD player and does not need any unlock. Else most of the Sony DVD player can be unlocked by putting your DVD player on standby mode and then pressing 11 22 33 44 55 player will start. Press 11 22 33 44 55 again and player will go back to standby. Shout off the power supply and start. Player should be multi region.

If any one need code for Onida DVD player, let me know I have the code. Service engineer gave it to me :-)

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Dippy,

For most of the stand alone players you will find a hack which can be done using remote control key combinations. So search the internet for DVD player hacks and you will find lot of sites giving this information, find a hack for your model and try it out. You can do things like making it region free or changing the output from NTSC to PAL. One such site is DVD Player Hack List

Finding hack for a dvd player that is integrated with 5.1 system is little bit difficult, you will have to use the method suggested by Zappo.
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ok an update

I just checked my player it has 5 in a circle but my user manual says it will play DVDs having ALL on the disc as well.

Comments guys?
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Dippy:It means it will not play US DVD's which have a Region Code 1.When they say "It will play DVD's having All" Asian regioncode also is included.But it will not play if the RC of the DVD is 1.
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ok an update

I just checked my player it has 5 in a circle but my user manual says it will play DVDs having ALL on the disc as well.

Comments guys?
Any DVD player will play discs marked ALL Dippy. Basically any disc that has ALL marked on it basically means it has no region encoding in it. Most documentaries, personal videos etc will fall in this category. Otherwise also the pirated version of all the Hollywood movies are by default ALL.

So that does not solve your problems. You will need to get your Player flashed to make it region free. Its not difficult as I said earlier. The sony service guys do this for all their new customers who create a ruckus about it, albeit they do it off the record.
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I just checked my player it has 5 in a circle but my user manual says it will play DVDs having ALL on the disc as well.

Comments guys?
I would say that means 'region-free' or 'all-region' DVDs. It will only play RC5 and All-Region.
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