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How to Make DVD Players Multi-region and Play Any Region DVDs

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Region code is used to stop users from playing DVDs from other geographical regions. To make your DVD player region free or multi-region, you can hack it. Most DVD players are hackable, including Toshiba DVD players that are famous for inability to unlock. Sony, Samsung, and Philips are easy to handle, but some of them require extra steps, such as a firmware update for playing any region DVD without changing region code on DVD players, or burning a CD image to a disk. There are tons of DVD player models and the hacking process varies. Use the following steps if you want to make your DVD player region free.

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Guide to Hacking DVD Players and Region Unlock Codes

How to make Samsung DVD Player region free?

Step 1. Open and close the DVD tray without disk.

Step 2. When the info "No Disc" message pops up, press 29334 (region 1). Note that the unlock code for DVD player from different regions are different. For example, the code for Samsung DVD player bought in Australia won't work for players from Canada.

Step 3. Press 9 to make the Samsung DVD player multi-region.

List of unlocking codes for different regions:

  • Region 1: 29334
  • Region 2: 57538 (or 38767)
  • Region 3: 56732
  • Region 4: 76884
  • Region 5: 53814
  • Region 6: 24462

How to make Sony DVD Player region free

Step 1. Power DVD player off. Make sure there's no disc in the player.

Step 2. Type in 12345 on the DVD remote control.

Step 3. As soon as the No Disc message appears, press 12345 again.

Step 4. Now the DVD player should be region free, and you won't receive error message "Playing of This Disc Prohibited by Area Limits" or the likes.

How to make Toshiba DVD Player region free

Step 1. Open the disc tray.

Step 2. Type in 2403960.

Step 3. Press ENTER.

Step 4. Turn the player off.

How to make Philips DVD Player region free

Step 1. Make sure there's no disc in the tray.

Step 2. Press HOME on the Philips DVD player remote control.

Step 3. Type in 1389310. Now it will allow all regions to play.

How to make Panasonic DVD Player region free

Step 1. Turn on the DVD player (without a disk in it).

Step 2. Press 1234567890 on the player remote.

Step 3. The DVD player will be region free after resetting.

How to make LG DVD Player region free

Step 1. Create a folder Violet0000 and a subfolder Rubicon in it. Download the MontBlanc.txt and save it in the subfolder as a .dvd file.

Step 2. Put the folder to a CDR burner software, insert the CDR into the LG DVD player.

Step 3. As soon as a black menu screen shows up, select 0 for the LG DVD player multi-region.

Different models have different methods for removing the DVD region code. VideoHelp forum offers detailed and updated ways to hack DVD players manufactured by Sony, Panasonic, Philips, LG, Samsung, Sylvania, Magnavox, and more.

How to make your laptop DVD player region free

Step 1. Locate a region-free patched firmware to replace the current firmware in your DVD-ROM drive. You can get the latest region free firmwares and tools here.

Step 2. If you can find a region-free firmware for your DVD drive, apply it.

Step 3. After applying the region-free firmware, you can download the CDDVDInfo program to check if your DVD-ROM drive is already region free or not.

Step 4. Let Windows re-install your DVD-ROM drive. Click on the "Start" button -> "Settings" -> "Control Panel" -> "System" -> "Device Manager" -> "CDROM" -> delete/remove the item associated with your DVD-ROM drive. Restart your computer (Windows will now automatically re-detect your DVD-ROM drive - you may need your Windows setup files/CD).

Step 5. Re-install your software DVD player.

We can't guarantee that every DVD player can be altered to multi-region and we can't guarantee that you can find a region free firmware for your DVD drive. Some hacks are complicated processes that require time and patience. So, here's a workaround for you - getting a solid DVD region code removal tool like WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. It will save the hassle of hacking it or seeking for the right DVD player region unlock code and region-free firmware for DVD drive.

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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