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Region 1 DVD problems

Lizzie Cornish 1 01 Jul 09 - 03:18 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 01 Jul 09 - 03:19 AM
Geoff the Duck 01 Jul 09 - 03:51 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 01 Jul 09 - 03:55 AM
Richard Bridge 01 Jul 09 - 04:00 AM
Nigel Parsons 01 Jul 09 - 04:02 AM
Geoff the Duck 01 Jul 09 - 05:03 AM
GUEST,machree01 01 Jul 09 - 07:48 AM
Lizzie Cornish 1 02 Jul 09 - 02:18 AM
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Subject: Region 1 DVD problems
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 03:18 AM

I don't know if anyone may be able to help with this, but....

My daughter has a laptop, and a few nights back she watched a DVD from the library. We're over in the UK, and the DVD was from the USA, which she hadn't realised at the time. It came up with an 'option' stating that if you wanted to play this DVD you had to click 'Region 1'

So she did.

Now, she can't get out of Region 1, and is unable to play UK DVDs. She's searched and searched on Google for some info, but without success.

Does anyone have any ideas how she can remove Region 1 and get back to the UK version?

Thanks for any help you may be able to give.

Lizzie


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Subject: RE: Region 1 DVD problems
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 03:19 AM

Sorry, forgot the bloomin' BS bit again! :0)

Could this please be moved down. Thanks..


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Subject: RE: Region 1 DVD problems
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 03:51 AM

Don't know the finer points, but there have been discussions previously on Mudcat including people in the USA wanting to play UK discs. Try a search.
The main warning I recall is that DVD-Drives on computers will change between Regions only a handful of times but once that small number of changes have been used, it will only play whatever was the final change.
I recall someone in the USA keeping one computer for playing UK discs and a second for USA ones.
Main advice for playing is use a multi region DVD player not a computer.
Quack!
Geoff the Duck.


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Subject: RE: Region 1 DVD problems
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 03:55 AM

Thank you Geoff.

She only used the Region 1 option once, but it seems to have screwed up everything instantly. Seems it's maybe read the first change as the final change. Darn it.


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Subject: RE: Region 1 DVD problems
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 04:00 AM

There is a very fine little piece of software that can be downloaded, free. It is called "DVD region killer". It works.

The last version I used was on Win98SE and I do not know if there are XP or Vista versions.


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Subject: RE: Region 1 DVD problems
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 04:02 AM

If your daughter uses 'restore' points it may be worth trying a Restore to an earlier date.
I'm sure better advice will be along shortly!

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Region 1 DVD problems
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 05:03 AM

I think the DVD region thing is built into the firmware of the DVD unit and nothing to do with the computer as such, so reset points or re-installing are not a solution.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Region 1 DVD problems
From: GUEST,machree01
Date: 01 Jul 09 - 07:48 AM

This site might give you the answer.

http://www.gromkov.com/faq/faq2004-0063.html


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Subject: RE: Region 1 DVD problems
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 02 Jul 09 - 02:18 AM

Thanks, everyone, we'll give your ideas a try.


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