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AdrianaSMNZ
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I need someone's help! My roommate (lets say she isn't very smart) changed the region of my dvd player. It was set for region 1 and not it's set for region 2. I was aware that i only have a set number of changes, but is there a way to go back to region 1 or have it set for multi-region??

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HaggisCat
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Two ways to do this. The first and simplest is. Open Media Smart, find the "gear" symbol in the bar on the bottom of the screen. Click on that and look for region code and change it back to region 1. There is no choice for multi regions. There is software from SkySoft that will remove the region code, but it's not free.

 

 http://www.slysoft.com/en/download.html

 

 I have this software to watch Blu-rays from England and it works great !

 

 Other way to check region code : Click Start > control panel > change to icon view (large or small) > device manager > find DVD/CD-Rom and expand this > right click on the next heading > properties > find "DVD region" in the heading. If this has been changed find your country in the list and choose your country. If nothing has been chosen then leave it blank as the first method in Media Smart is all you should need to change. It depends on where your room mate changed things. 

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AdrianaSMNZ
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Hello, thanks for the initial help. The problem is that I already tried to change the region back to 1, but there is a limit to the number of changes that can be done. I was wondering if there is a way to reformat the dvd region now that i have no more available changes? 

 

Thanks again!

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HaggisCat
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The only way that I know how is to do a system restore, but that will wipe out all your personal stuff.

 

Try this though.  Download CCleaner

 

 http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

 

 Use that to uninstall Media Smart DVD and then run its registry cleaner. Restart and run the registry cleaner again. There shouldn't be any thing left by now. It may find a whole pile of other stuff, but CCleaner is safe. I just delete it all, but it gives you the option to save it if you want.

 

Reinstall Media Smart DVD from your models support page. Make sure it's not the same version. (that's important) You can also use this one as I am quite sure it is the most recent one. It is from the dv8 support page, but it doesn't matter.

 

 http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-83335-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&...

 

 To check the version you are running now go to "programs and features" and it will tell you there. It may also say somewhere in the actual Media Smart program ounce you have it open.

 

 Good luck with this because the software is designed to keep you from doing what you are trying to do, and that is to reset the region code choices, but it is poorly written software, so it may work.

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If your DVD player still does not work due to the wrong region code setting. Have you ever copied your dvd to your usb or tablet and use a cable to stream it to your TV? Just like:

1. Rip your DVD to a USB or tablet first.

2. Choose your television's codec and format.

3. Begin conversion.

4. Find any tablet to TV software or directly insert your usb to TV jack for streaming.

Though it is a temporary method.

You can read this tutorial: http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/tips/copy-dvd-to-tablet.html

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