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How do I make a DVD player region free?

Posted on 2006-10-30
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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.

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Question by:sazukaChan
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by:Alan Henderson
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Your model is listed on this page about updating firmware for region free:
http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php?page=1&sid=508c222e25b9a38b07baf8d0f86c349c
Hope it helps.
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by:mr_crust
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looking through a lot of other forums, it doesnt look like there was a was to do it, but i came across this :

http://sony.storagesupport.com/dvdrw/dru820adwn.htm#dwns
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if that doesn't work try this (from vallis link)

http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=2237

^^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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by:x86fix
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If you want a software only solution use this program
It does that and more and it requires no change to the hardware or firmware
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by:sazukaChan
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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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Thanks everyone, it works now as region free.
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