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    Region free player not region free

    I just bought a Samsung HD870 dvd player which on the website claims to be region free, but it will only play region 2 dvds. Do I have to input a region hack code to make it work, and if so where can I find it?
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    Re: Region free player not region free

    google the DVD player there are lots of websites out there that list DVD players and if they can be made region free and what method to do this. Though if it is listed as region free it should be region free out the box.

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    Re: Region free player not region free

    Well I just tried the one that came up after I goggled it and it doesnt seem to work. I am slightly annoyed it isnt region free out of the box, it clearly says on scans site that it is.

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    Re: Region free player not region free

    Quote Originally Posted by Clockwork_Killa View Post
    Well I just tried the one that came up after I goggled it and it doesnt seem to work. I am slightly annoyed it isnt region free out of the box, it clearly says on scans site that it is.
    Well if it's now as described then I would send it back and you will entitled to a full refund including your postage costs.

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    Re: Region free player not region free

    Well Id rather just get it working, if theres a simple solution Id much rather do that than go through the returns process. I have no dobut Scan would give me a refund, Ive had nothing but excellent service from them in the past, but I need a working region free player by Wednesday, so Ill wait to see what Scan have to say first. It seems odd that they would mark it as region free if it isnt a region free player.

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    Re: Region free player not region free

    The information we have is that this can be made region-free by the use of the following ;

    turn on dvd player and make sure there's no dvd in closed tray

    Now, press 'repeat' button and 'no disc' disappears in left corner
    Input the following code 57538 if you have a R2 player
    The current region code is now visible in left corner of the information on the screen.
    press 9 for region code free
    press 'Standby' and it should now be region free.

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    Re: Region free player not region free

    I tried that hack, I cant get the no disc to go away, no matter how many times I press repeat, or how long I hold it. Ive tried several times but it wont work.

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    Re: Region free player not region free

    Lee: many thanks for that - just tested it on mine - it works a treat and it's now region free
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

    0iD: Plus weeing in it every now & again does it good
    scaryjim: 10" is just a little large to hold comfortably in one hand, which makes it a lot harder to tap, swipe and generally interact with.

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    Re: Region free player not region free

    Clockwork Killa - have you by any chance upgraded the firmware?

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    Re: Region free player not region free

    I havent touched it, I literally got the player this morning.

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    Re: Region free player not region free

    Finally got it working, had to downgrade the firmware then it worked first time. Still, it was somewhat annoying to have to go through all of that.

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