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August 15, 2004 6:44:34 PM

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I am trying to play dvds but my players keep telling me
that my region is set wrong. They say it is set to 8 and
needs to be at 1. The thing is is that it is set to one.
Whats going on?

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Anonymous
August 15, 2004 7:55:08 PM

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Michael;
Check the manufacturer and/or website of the DVD player.
--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"Michael" <MRB068@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:69a601c48311$0dcd2f50$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>I am trying to play dvds but my players keep telling me
> that my region is set wrong. They say it is set to 8 and
> needs to be at 1. The thing is is that it is set to one.
> Whats going on?
Anonymous
August 21, 2004 5:16:23 AM

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Where do you live? This is the most important thing to know because if
you live in the US, then you want it set to Region 1 since almost all
DVD's sold in the US are set to that region. Same thing as if you live
in Japan, almost all DVD's sold there are going to be for that region.
If you live in the US or the DVD you are trying to watch is from the US,
you can change the region of your DVD ROM drive, though you can only do
this a few times, so make sure you don't end up locking your drive to a
region (there are firmware hacks/upgrades that can be done to allow you
to change more or be region free also).

To change the region, try this:
Click Start-Run-Type devmgmt.msc and click OK. Now expand DVD\CD Drives,
double click on your DVD ROM drive, click DVD Region, set it to US (for
Region 1) or where you live (for any other regions). Then click OK and
you should be fine. Notice the number of remaining changes you have
allowed on the same page ;) 

----
Nathan McNulty


Michael wrote:
> I am trying to play dvds but my players keep telling me
> that my region is set wrong. They say it is set to 8 and
> needs to be at 1. The thing is is that it is set to one.
> Whats going on?
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