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HP DV4000 (Region 1) won't play any Region 2 DVDs

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by IconBoy, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. IconBoy

    IconBoy New Member

    HP DV4000 laptop - Region 1.
    Am thrilled at having a (registered) copy of AnyDVD (v6.160) but every time I put in a region 2 DVD to play I get the message saying it may be dirty, locked etc. and I can never play anything.
    The DVD player is an internal Matshita UJ-840D.
    Using Intervideo WinDVD v5.0 DXVA or Cyberlink PowerDVD 4.0 as my choices of software to play DVDs.
    I have tried Safe mode checked/unchecked, changing IDE controller to Standard Dual channel but still nothing is working.
    I must be doing something wrong that no R2 DVD is working (got them from Blockbuster to watch for a nice night in at home!)
    Can anyone help?
    Would be really grateful!
    Thanks very much.
  2. diskwatcher

    diskwatcher Well-Known Member

    Two things really, that disk may be in PAL format, since it's region 2, and Region 1 is NTSC format.
    The second is this one :
    Now you could go into My Computer and change the settings for the drive to region 2, and do the same for AnyDVD and for your software player but you'd still be facing the necessity of changing the formats.

    I can't tell you how to do that, since I've never had to do it but it's likely someone on this forum can.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    And that's your problem. Matshita drives are cheap, which is why laptop companies and oem builders love them (because the drives don't cost much). And they also suffer from region coding issues: visit here

    What's the solution? Avoid Matshita.
  4. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Looks like you have two options if you want to watch those movies. First is to change the region setting but remember you only get a total of 5 changes including the original setting. Second would be to get another drive (external DVD-ROM) and set it's region to 2.