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    my cousin bought a laptop from the states and when trying to put a uk dvd in it has a region problem. im not sure about the model of the laptop but it is a toshiba. is there a way of hacking it so its region 2 or region free like the big dvd players?

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    I'm sure if you change the DVD software you can change the region....

    Use AnyDVD or you should be able to change the region on the player 3/4 times in it's lifetime, to do this:
    (Right Click My Computer -> Select Properties -> Click Hardware Tab -> Select Device Manager -> Expand DVD\CD-ROM Drives -> Right Click DVD Drive -> Select Properties -> Click DVD Region Tab -> Select United Kingdom From List -> Click OK)

    Hope It Helps

    cyberlink powerdvd is good plays any region.

    I would use VLC media player from videolan.org/vlc/. Its free and will play any dvds whatever the region code. Tts also great for divx/xvid videos as well if you ever use them.

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    reped u all thnx

    yh i changed my avator lol

    catman

    I would use VLC media player from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/. Its free … I would use VLC media player from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/. Its free and will play any dvds whatever the region code. Tts also great for divx/xvid videos as well if you ever use them.



    Great recommendation, saves so much hassle with DVDs and most video files - any video file I have trouble with VLC will normally play.

    John

    You can make most PC or laptop DVD drives region free with updated firmware from sites such as The Firmware Page.

    ]http//fo…php

    This requires some PC knowledge because you can trash the drive if it's not done properly though instructions are given.

    The advantage is the drive is permenately region free.

    More info here

    ]http//fo…239

    oh yh i forgot about vlc i use that for downloaded video files and whatever you play will work.

    just got this here in thailand

    dvdidle.com/dvd…htm
    only cost me a couple of quid

    managed to buy both prison breaks on region 4 for just under £30 for the pair and got it sorted.

    i think u can use the dvd 5 times before it gets locked if you don't make it region free
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