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Old 02-28-05, 06:30 AM
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HELP, help, HELP !!! I Cant Play PAL DVDs

Hello, I Have A " Sanyo DWM-390" I Just Purchased 5 Dvds And Brought Them From Europe That Say "no Regional Coding" And "pal", "all Regions", But I Cant Play Them ! I Can Hear Them, But Image Scrolls Up.
Please Help ! What Are The Steps Or Instructions That I Need To Do To "hack" Or Reprogram My Dvd Player To Convert It.
Any Information It Would Be Of Great Help
Ah ! I Have A Rca Dvd Player Too.
Thanks Alot.

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Old 02-28-05, 06:39 AM
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VAGUE, thread titles, SUCK!!!

The reason you can't play the DVDs is because they are in the PAL video format, which is used in the UK and many other countries. The U.S. uses the NTSC system.

Check www.videohelp.com to see if there is a hack for your player.

Also, in addition to the vague thread title, capitalizing every word in your post makes it a pain in the ass to read.

EDITED TO ADD: I checked the Web site for you. It looks like there isn't a hack that will enable you DVD player to convert PAL to NTSC.

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Old 02-28-05, 08:28 AM
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Step one: edit your thread title to properly represent the content.
Step two: go buy yourself a Philips 642 from a local B&M store. You should be able to find it for about $60 or so, and it will play your Region 0 PAL DVDs flawlessly, as well as a few other formats.
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Old 02-28-05, 08:53 AM
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Im sorry for the posting, thanks for your help!! By the way whats a B&M store?
Is that an actual store?
Would you recommend any store in Miami?
thanks
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Old 02-28-05, 09:51 AM
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Ive just read mixed reviews about the Phillips 642, is there other choices out there in the same price range??
Or just go with it
Any stores in the Miami area that could help?
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Old 02-28-05, 12:20 PM
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For $40/sale-$49/regular, there's the Daewoo 9200N @ Target.


http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ht=daewoo+9200

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ht=daewoo+9200

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Old 03-01-05, 06:39 AM
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Thanks, I had the Phillips 642 on my hands in line at Walmart and I suddenly realized that it was not "DTS" !!!! OOPs so I left.
I have 2 more DVD players, in the other 2 rooms, maybe one of these work?
RCA--- RC 5220P
SAMSUNG----P230
Please advice....... thanks.
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Old 03-01-05, 06:52 AM
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Actually, my 642 plays DTS just fine.

P.S. Although I think this is dependant on your receiver/amp accepting the signal.
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Old 03-01-05, 08:15 AM
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Options

I have 2 other dvd players

RCA--- RC 5220P
SAMSUNG-- P230

Can I do something with either one??
Is there anything for them?

Please advice, thanks
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Old 03-01-05, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by falkor69
I have 2 other dvd players

RCA--- RC 5220P
SAMSUNG-- P230

Can I do something with either one??
Is there anything for them?

Please advice, thanks
RCA:
http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks.ph...ct=RCA+RC5220P

Samsung:
no way to get it region free.

a note about the RCA player. on that link I posted, several people have said that the RCA does not do the PAL to NTSC conversion correctly.
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Originally Posted by dleedlee
For $40/sale-$49/regular, there's the Daewoo 9200N @ Target.
YES, I love this player, it's been very good to me.
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Old 03-01-05, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by falkor69
I have 2 other dvd players

RCA--- RC 5220P
SAMSUNG-- P230

Can I do something with either one??
Is there anything for them?

Please advice, thanks
As I wrote in my first post above (second post in the thread):
Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
Check www.videohelp.com to see if there is a hack for your player.
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Old 03-01-05, 11:35 PM
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You should be able to play PAL dvd's on your computer as well.
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Old 03-01-05, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by falkor69
Thanks, I had the Phillips 642 on my hands in line at Walmart and I suddenly realized that it was not "DTS" !!!! OOPs so I left.
I have 2 more DVD players, in the other 2 rooms, maybe one of these work?
RCA--- RC 5220P
SAMSUNG----P230
Please advice....... thanks.
The 642 plays DTS, even though it doesn't actually say it on the box or unit. Of course you have to have a DTS capable receiver....... not too many TV speakers can do DTS
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Phillips 642 vs. Cyberhome DVD300

Hi, thanks for all of the advice!! Today is the day I can decide, Im off from work!! Alot of info out there , sometimes confusing!!
I looked in "Videohelp" for the Phillips 642 and there is no hack posted!
Why is this?? Is it region free out of the box?? Idont have to do anything to it?
My options are:
Phillips 642 or Cyberhome DVD300 or one that they advertise here its called
IDB-2000, and its going for $125.00.(never heard this brand)

Which one would you guys get and why ????

By the way, I tried the hack on my RCA 5220P , and it didnt work, at least it doesnt play still my dvds from europe.

Any insight, advice or info on this, Today is the day !!!!!!
thanks alot, and thanks DVDTalk
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So which one you recomend ???? from these???
Phillips 642
Cyberhome DVD300
or the
IDB-2000 (which I dont have a clue )
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So which one of these would you recommend ????
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I have the Philips DVP-642/37 and am very happy with it.
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Old 03-04-05, 11:08 AM
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Ijust bought myself one yesterday, and out of the box it plays "all region". The five movies I bought in Europe play excellent.
Thanks !!!!
By the way could I use this dvd player in COSTA RICA ??
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Old 03-04-05, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by falkor69
Ijust bought myself one yesterday, and out of the box it plays "all region". The five movies I bought in Europe play excellent.
Thanks !!!!
By the way could I use this dvd player in COSTA RICA ??
FWIR, Costa Rica has the same outlets and electrical profile as the US, so yes.
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