AnyDVD won't work with my DVD player!!

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Mission, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. Mission

    Mission Member

    I have a Matshita DVD-RAM UJ-842 player in my laptop, but now it says if I change the region one more time, it will be locked. :(

    I tried AnyDVD but it says it cannot unlock my player. Does anyone have a suggestion??

    I've tried several other programs but cannot find a way to get around this. Where I live I get DVDs from several different regions so I'm always changing the region on my player.

  2. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Matsushita (Panasonic) drives cannot be region unlocked. Sorry.
  3. linx05

    linx05 Well-Known Member

  4. Mission

    Mission Member

    Thanks, James and linx05. I've seen this kind of explanation on other forums. Seems like Matshita is unusually restrictive.

    The only solution I can think of for watching DVDs from different regions is to get a USB drive. I can get a Samsung SE-S184M external USB drive, reasonably priced. It's big and bulky, so it won't be for traveling, but for home use watching of DVD movie rentals, it would be fine for me.

    BUT: Is there a way of finding out BEFOREHAND if this Samsung is unlockable??? I don't want a re-run of the troubles I have with the Matshita.
  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Matsushita (Panasonic) drives are the only known drives with this restriction.
    As long as you don't buy an OEMed Matsushita drive (for example SONY and Plextor Blu-ray drive!) you'll be fine.
  6. Mission

    Mission Member

    Thanks for the input, James. Any suggestions on the *cheapest* way to go region-free? Six years ago I used a free little program, called "region-free", but it seems it now is no longer free.
  7. Mission

    Mission Member

    Why is this thread moved??

    Would the moderator/host please tell me why this thread has been moved, and to where is has been moved??

    Thank you.

  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    AnyDVD (if you already own it) is all you need, and a different drive (non Matsushita).
  9. Mission

    Mission Member

    What if I don't own AnyDVD??
  10. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Well, you should! :D
    If you want to get away cheap, you can try DVD43, it should do the trick as way. But it isn't as stable as AnyDVD.
  11. Mission

    Mission Member

    Thanks, James!! :clap:

    You're a good company man!! Where can I send a commendation for you?? 8)