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11-17-2008 10:08 AM
When I tried to run a DVD on my Brand New CPQ50 Laptop, I receive a warning message about the DVD being in the wrong format, and wanting me to select the Australia format. I could do this, but the warning also states I can only perform this task 5 times. Should I change the format?
11-17-2008 12:38 PM
The DVD movie you tried to play was encoded to DVD Region 4 (Australia). If you live in Australia and all the movies you play will be ones from Australia then you can go ahead and change the DVD Region code. As the message indicated you can do this 5 times.
Just make sure that if you do this a number of times that the last change (number 5) will be permanent.
A good write up on DVD Region coding is on Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code
HP Employee, Notebook Engineering
11-17-2008 01:52 PM
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05-25-2009 04:14 AM
Hi there, not sure of the best place to post this but here goes.
I am in Australia, and upon trying the first dvd in my presario CQ60 i was told i needed to make one of my 5 changes to region 0. Thinking this was multi region i accepted and played the legally purchased dvd fine.
Upon trying a second legally purchased dvd (region 4) i am again asked for one of my 4 changes. However the player now says i am currently in Region 1.
I dont know where it picked region 1 from - the region 0 dvd previously looks like it was made in Europe but is regionless... ??
My question is If i have music dvds which are all sold as region 0 in Australia and want to play a movie why do i have to change the dvd coding? Is there a way that i can get round this as i would hate for it to become redundant or restrictive within a few weeks after purchasing. I own quite a lot of music and movie dvd's, all legall purchased here in Australia. Any help would be appreciated.