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DVD Player help. Region 1 dvd's in a Region 2 player in Poland

7 Aug 2007 /  #1
I was wondering if anyone knows what DVD players in Poland can play Region 1 DVD's. The internet cannot give me that info, nor can the dealers which is rather frustrating. :|

i have looked at about 20 different players online, and i can't get that info.


oh....btw.... buying online is much cheaper than in the shops. I saved 300zl buying online with door delivery for my tv. and they take COD. :)
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
7 Aug 2007 /  #2
I guess you won't buy R1 DVD player that easily here :(
Blame the entertainment companies who prefer to keep things this way, so they can earn more.

Anyways, there are some multiregional players, mostly of less known producers (not Philips or Sony for example), but it won't solve the problem, because some companies (Columbia Tristar, New Line i Warner Brothers) introduced another protection system, RCE (Regional Coding Enhancement), which is even more nasty, because it allows the discs to be played only on DVD players that support only one Region, so no playing of those discs on multiregional players.

you can buy a Region 1 DVD player from (or other American online shops)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
7 Aug 2007 /  #3
Ive never had a problem with mulit regional d.v.d players mine was cheap as chips and plays anything
smooth_jazz 7 | 71  
7 Aug 2007 /  #4
You need to buy a region free dvd player. They may cost a little more but in my opinion they are well worth it. You can always tell what region a dvd player will play by either looking for the symbol of the globe on the back of it. Whatever number is in the center of the globe is what region that player is assigned. A region free dvd player will have the world ALL in the center of globe symbol. They should also be listed on the side of the box the dvd player is packaged in.
glowa 1 | 291  
7 Aug 2007 /  #5
google for a while and you'll find service codes for almost any dvd player. I've had two different ones over last two years, and I unclocked them both. no need to buy anything else than a normal dvd player.
OP nauczyciel  
7 Aug 2007 /  #6
i did some searching and found the manuals of a few dvd players that i am interested in, and found "ALL" :) now it's time to buy it

thanks all. :)
smooth_jazz 7 | 71  
7 Aug 2007 /  #7
Hey glowa, do you know of any particular websites to look at for something like this, or what terminology I should use in the search? I want to try this on mine and see if I can get it to work.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
7 Aug 2007 /  #8

You can unlock the region protection and set your DVD player to Region 0 following the instructions here: - they have 8351 DVD players in their data base, so choose your model, search for it in the data base, then - in the first right column - click "View x reports", the bigger the number "x" the more different users' opinions you'll find, then under "More Features", you'll see - on the right - "Region code free hack" - click it and read carefully the remarks). Of course there's a disclaimer on the page "We have not tested or verified any hacks, use them at your own risk."
smooth_jazz 7 | 71  
7 Aug 2007 /  #9
Sweet!! Thanks Krzysztof!! :-)

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