How to Make Your DVD Player All Region

By Marshal M. Rosenthal

A stand-alone DVD player is configured by the manufacturer to only play commercial DVDs that are made to be used in the same country as the player is in. So, a DVD disc that is made to play in a Japanese DVD player will not play in a DVD player that is in North America. You can make your DVD player play DVDs no matter what region the disc is intended for by adjusting hidden controls inside of the DVD player's operating system. There are a few basic procedures that will change the Region code to encompass all DVDs--the process will vary slightly depending up the player's manufacturer, but the end result will be the same.

Things You'll Need

  • DVD remote
  • TV

Step 1

Turn on your DVD player using the remote control. Press the "Eject" key on the remote to eject the disc tray from the front of the player. Press the "Info" button on the remote. Press the "9" key on the remote. Turn the DVD player off. Turn the DVD player on to access a DVD from any region.

Step 2

Turn on the TV. Turn on your DVD player using the remote control. Press the "Eject" key on the remote to eject the disc tray from the front of the player. Press the "Home" key on the remote. Press "Setup" on the remote. Select the "Lock" icon that is on the screen. Press the "Enter" key on the remote. Enter seven zeros in the text field on the screen using the "0" key on the remote. Press the "OK" button on the screen. Press "Setup" again to exit the screen.

Step 3

Turn on the TV. Turn on your DVD player using the remote control. Press the "Setup" button on the remote. Press the following keys on the remote in this exact order: 3, 8, 8, 8, 3. Wait for the hidden setup page to appear on the TV screen--if the hidden setup page does not appear within a minute, repeat the procedure from the beginning but use 3, 7, 7, 7, 4 instead. Select the "Region free" setting on the page. Press the "OK" or "Select" button on the remote. Press the "Setup" button to exit the screen.