If you have DVDs from other countries or regions that are not playing on your DVD player, listen up!
Last night I was in the process of finally buying a region free DVD player so that Landon would be able to watch the DVDs we have from Germany that just won’t play here in America. We want him to grow up bilingually, and since I’m not doing that great of a job to speak enough German with him — since English is now my first and prefered language — I need all the help I can get from other sources. Watching DVDs in German is going to really help him learn more German — I learned a lot of English that way.
I was comparing prices of multi-region DVD players on several different sites ($70 to $100), like Alphabet Garten und Amazon, when I somehow stumbled upon the information that many DVD players play DVDs from other regions — you just have to reprogram them.
Off I went on the hunt to find the steps I need to change our Philips DVD player over to region free. You need to find the code for your particular DVD player. I used theses sites to find out more about making DVD players region free:
After looking around a bit, I found what I needed. Could it really be this easy? I followed these steps:
1. Turn on the unit
2. Open the loading tray
3. Press the “Setup” button on the remote
4. Navigate to the “Preferences” page with right arrow key
6. Press the down arrow once to enter the Preference page
5. Enter 138931 on the remote
6. You will see the current region code displayed
7. Use the Up/Down arrow keys to select the region required or “0” for all regions
8. Press the “Play” button on the remote
I put in our Der Kleine Eisbar DVD and I couldn’t believe it — it worked! So use the sites I mentioned or Google away and find the code you need for your DVD player — and save a lot of money!