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How do I change the region code on my Sony DVP-NS425P. DVD…

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How do I change the region code on my Sony DVP-NS425P

Technician's Assistant: What device or product does this involve?

DVD player

Technician's Assistant: Who makes your media player? How old is it?

Sony. It's several years old

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your Sony media player?

Regular dvds work fine. I just bought a set of Dexter DVDs that came from the U.K. I'm getting a message that says I can't play them in this region

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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 see some “hacks” online, they are not applicable to all models, as most do not have the ability to be overridden by a software adjustment, including yours.

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.

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Well damn!!! Thanks for your time and have.

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