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I have a Pioneer Elite BDP 80 FD Blu-ray purchased in

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I have a Pioneer Elite BDP 80 FD Blu-ray purchased in California to play DVD's from all zones all over the world. However, I cannot find my manual and don't know how to play my European PAL DVDs on it. Can you instruct me please?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  Nathan replied 7 months ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, Shirley.

I'm not sure where you purchased this from, but the salesperson misinformed you. That model is NOT a region free player. It is designed only to play back region 1 dvds and region A bluray. It is not capable of converting pal or decoding other region discs.

I can help you find a more suitable player that would do that, if that is what you're looking for.

If you have any other questions, just let me know. Otherwise, please rate my service; hopefully I have earned 5 Stars. I also invite you to contact me directly with any future support needs at and ask for Nathan.

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Expert:  Nathan replied 7 months ago.

Did you need more help with this, Shirley?

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