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Hi, I have a samsung
If the dvds which are "all regions" are recorded from a computer, your dvd player may not play them. I assume the dvds which have a region code have been professionally prepared. Sometimes, the cheap dvd players will play anything while the more sophisticated ones will give you trouble unless everything is just perfect.
on Jul 26, 2011
While looking through some forum posts i found the way to fix the problem. It takes a bit of fiddling around but it does work... I tried it out last night.
Firstly you need to put a DVD of a different region into your player and wait for it to start to read the DVD before you commence the procedure... it takes a bit to get the timing right.
when the DVD can't be read it, on screen Eject Disc will come up
Press Repeat & Hold 3 Seconds (it may work using either repeat button on the bottom, i tried both.
After entering those 5 digits, you should see a number in the top left corner of the screen corresponding to the current region (4 being Australia region)
Press 9 for "auto-region" mode ie. Region Free
Turn Off Machine
and there you have it. The timing is crucial so start trying as soon as the DVD is in. It took me 5 goes before it worked.
You will notice that it may take a bit longer for the other Region DVDs to be read then normal but it's only a few seconds longer.
on Mar 18, 2011
I bought pioneer muti system dvd
Check your DVD player's color system, most multi system dvd player has to be set(PAL or NTSC) manually, NTSC for American standard. Look for this button could be a mechanical switch at the back or at the menu. Some machine need to reboot after setting. Hope this helps
on Mar 04, 2010
Free region code for
suppose to work on most samsung dvd players
your own risk
repeat or subtitle button
- for Region 1 press 2, 9, 3, 3 and 4
- for Region 2 press 3, 8, 7, 6 and 7
- for Region 3 press 5, 6, 7, 3 and 2
- for Region 4 press 7, 6, 8, 8 and 4
- for Region 5 press 5, 3, 8, 1 and 4
- for Region 6 press 2, 4, 4, 6 and 2
repeat or subtitle button
and on again
on Jan 19, 2009
Samsung DVD-P171 Player
Follow the instructions on the following page to change the zone of your player:
I followed the instructions without updating the firmware and it worked for me. Hope this helps.
on Nov 01, 2008
Hi Ian unable to switch
You should call 1-800-samsung and they will tell you what to do or who to call to get it repaired under samsungs' warranty. It sounds like the power supply board is defective.
on Dec 04, 2019
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