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  1. Hello,

    I just bought Sony DVP-SR370 DVD-player for Xmas and now it wont play any other DVDs than R2īs. I have searched from the net the regional free code but havenīt been able to find it. All I have found is that everybody claims that Sony DVP-SR370 is region free, but mine isn`t! Does anyone know what I could do?
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    Originally Posted by DVD_DOES_NOT_WORK View Post
    All I have found is that everybody claims that Sony DVP-SR370 is region free
    You didn't hear it here:
    https://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks/sony-dvp-sr370/12248

    Sony players are almost impossible to make region free.
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    Originally Posted by DVD_DOES_NOT_WORK View Post
    Hello,

    I just bought Sony DVP-SR370 DVD-player for Xmas and now it wont play any other DVDs than R2īs. I have searched from the net the regional free code but havenīt been able to find it. All I have found is that everybody claims that Sony DVP-SR370 is region free, but mine isn`t! Does anyone know what I could do?
    The standard version of this model is not region free, and apparently there is no hack available for consumers to make it region free. A search revealed some online retailers are selling modified versions of this player that have had different hardware or custom firmware installed which makes them region free. You will have to locate a modified version to obtain a region free player.
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    Originally Posted by DVD_DOES_NOT_WORK View Post
    All I have found is that everybody claims that Sony DVP-SR370 is region free, but mine isn`t! Does anyone know what I could do?
    The SR370, like other past & current non-R1 Sony DVD players, are region free when they are imported. The importers/local Sony arm in that country where it is to be sold are required to go into a section of the service mode & duly set it R2, R4, etc, before selling it. Whether this is implemented or not can vary widely from place to place for a host of reasons. The ones bought in the middle east (such as Saudi Arabia & UAE) are region-free out of the box, which may lead to some erroneously claiming all of them elsewhere are. There is a gray area in contending whether region-coding tramples your rights in Australia or not, where some stores will sell it region-free, but some make it R4 only; still others R2 and R4. It appears the importer of the unit you have wherever you are in Europe is intends to strictly follow the Sony line.
    DVD-playback is not important to me as it once was, but I always arm myself with genuine R1, R2, R3 & R4 DVDs when buying a player that explicitly advertises it is region-free (though I don't know how this would work with an online purchase).
    I don't know if it's still possible for you to return that player.
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    Originally Posted by turk690 View Post
    There is a gray area in contending whether region-coding tramples your rights in Australia or not, where some stores will sell it region-free, but some make it R4 only; still others R2 and R4.
    We had a discussion in the past year or so from an Aussie who quoted and explained the law. It's not really gray. The law says that it is ALLOWED for manufacturers to make region free players but it's not REQUIRED for them to do so. That's a big distinction. Basically if a manufacturer chooses to make an unlocked player, they can't be sued for doing so, but if they choose to not make one available, consumers can do nothing about that at all. If I remember correctly this is a new law that replaced an old one that did actually require that all DVD players sold in Australia be able to be unlocked if the consumer asked about it.

    Sony and Samsung players of ALL types are the most difficult in the world to unlock out of the box. If you must have a Sony or Samsung and it must be region free, the only reasonable choice is to buy from a reseller who has hardware modified the player at additional cost to you to make it region free.
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