How do I make a DVD player region free?

Posted on 2006-10-30
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
My dad recently installed a new dvd player:  Sony DVD RW DRU-820A.  Now it's asking me for a region.  I'd prefer not to designate it a region.  All media I play on it is region free.  I'd rather not tell it what it's defult region is.  Is there a way I can bypass this to make it think it's a region free DVD player?  Instead of a specifically selected region.

Question by:sazukaChan
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by:Alan Henderson
ID: 17839068
Your model is listed on this page about updating firmware for region free:
Hope it helps.

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ID: 17839218
looking through a lot of other forums, it doesnt look like there was a was to do it, but i came across this :

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mr_crust earned 30 total points
ID: 17839238
if that doesn't work try this (from vallis link)

^^to download the file click on either 1.0b or 1.0c next to the red/white thing flashing the word new
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ID: 17847929
Thanks for the links everyone.  I'll look in more depth at the sites tomorrow.  (I'm sitll open for new ideas.)

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ID: 17925445
Thanks everyone, it works now as region free.

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