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How to view multi region DVDs with Pioneer 300-s

Old 11-03-08, 11:59 PM
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How to view multi region DVDs with Pioneer 300-s

I just installed my new DVD player (DV-300-s) but it only plays Region 1 movies. When I insert another region DVD the sound works but the image jerks off, flashes everywhere. Is there a code to make it work with all region DVDs? Thanks!
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Old 11-04-08, 08:03 AM
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Probably your TV does not support PAL/50Hz.
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Old 11-04-08, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by laurentmg View Post
the sound works but the image jerks off


But yeah, it sounds like the DVD will play other regions but does not convert the PAL signal for you. If it was just a matter of Region lock, you would probably get a message that the disc was unreadable or the wrong Region.

Now, I think most current players that can be hacked to Region-free also do the converting for you. I know all the Philips players I've owned have. I would check the player's set-up menu and make sure your tv settings are NTSC.

EDIT: According to your player's page at Video Help, the Region hack is a little complicated. If you did not purchase the player pre-hacked, you will probably have to go through this process to get it running Region-free. But check the DVD player's menu settings first, like I suggested above.

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