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Old 9th January 2005   #1
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Wrong Region [DVD]


Can anybody help me with this one?
All of my DVD's play on my PC DVD player except Matrix Reloaded, when I try to play this I get an error message telling me my CD player is set to the wrong region ( it is set to region 2) but it also tells me if I change the region I will not be able to change it back again.Why is this, and if I change the region will it prevent me from viewing the DVD's that are now playing fine?
This PC is running WindowsXP.
If I play the same Matrix Reloaded on a PC running Win98SE, it plays fine.

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Looks like your DVD player on 98 is 'region free' - the one on your XP box is not.

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OK Pete, thanks for that, so what can I do about this, these are all DVD's I have purchased locally?

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If you were in New Zealand, region coding is illegal. But Australia may support it. Typically Windows, the DVD playback software, and the DVD ROM firmware are encoded to only allow 5 changes to the Region. It will lock on the 5th.

Your only recourse is to get a Region 2 DVD disk or hook an external all region DVD player to your computer.


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