How to Change the Region Code on a DVD for a Sony Blu-ray

Blu-ray players, like the DVD players that preceded it, only play Blu-ray discs that are made for the region or country in which the device is being used. Changing the region code of a Sony Blu-ray player will allow any Blu-ray disc to play when inserted--regardless of the region in which it was made to work. The procedure is straightforward and does not harm the Blu-ray player. No special skills or expertise is needed.

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Any Blu-ray disc can be played on a Blu-ray player that has been set to "multi-region."

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Unplug the power cord of the Sony Blu-ray player. Plug the power cord back in. Turn on the Sony Blu-ray player. Turn on the TV to which the Sony Blu-ray player is attached. Wait for the “No Disc” text to appear on the front of the Sony’s LCD display and on the TV’s screen.

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Press the “Eject” button on the remote control. Wait for the disc tray to eject itself from the front of the Sony Blu-ray player.

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Press the “Disc Info” button on the remote control. Look for a number to appear on one of the upper corners of the screen of the TV.

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Press the “Disc Info” button repeatedly until the number “9” appears on the TV’s screen. This number indicates that the Sony Blu-ray player is now set for “multi-region” and will play any Blu-ray disc that is commercially made.

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Turn the Sony Blu-ray player off using the remote control. Turn the Sony Blu-ray player back on using the remote control. Press the “Eject” button on the remote control to close the disc tray. Turn the Sony Blu-ray player off using the remote control.