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I have a LG BP430 Blu Ray DVD player I bought here in

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I have a LG BP430 Blu Ray DVD player I bought here in Belize. I cannot play any of the DVDs I brought with me from the US. How do I make the regional code recognize these DVDs?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Nathan replied 9 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, David.

Honestly, there isn't anything you can do in this case. The problem here is that the player is designed for and locked to a specific region while you're attempting to play a disc from another region. These region codes were set up by the movie studios to help prevent piracy, and there is no easy way around them.

While you may find some "hack" codes online, those primarily relate to european models within very specific areas. It is virtually impossible to find a north or south american player that can be adjusted via software, and none of those codes or hacks will be applicable to your model because your model was specifically designed for only 1 region and cannot be changed.

This region coding protocol is physically built into the hardware (chips on the control board) of the player, and changing it would require physical modifications to the player (swapping out chips) that would void the warranty and often permanently damage the player.

Your best options are to re-purchase the discs you want to play in your country with the proper region code, or buy a purpose made region-free player that does not have this hardware restriction.

I'm sorry there isn't a more optimistic answer here, it's simply a design limitation of the player.

I can recommend some alternate models for you, if you'd like.

Best regards, ***** ***** for the answer,

Nathan

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Expert:  Nathan replied 9 months ago.

Do you need more help with this, David?

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