Okay, let me backtrack. Back around 2009 (or maybe early 2010), I purchased the Pioneer DVD Player Model DV-120K-K. When I first got it, it could play DVDs from all regions, and was both NTSC and PAL compatible. But then, randomly during July of 2010, all of sudden, it could only play Region 0 DVDs, and its been that way ever since. My friend Simon tried to fix the problem, but to no avail. I've gone months now with replacing it or anything. Could someone please tell what may have caused the player to randomly stop being region-free, and how I might be able to fix it? Or recommend another region-free, NTSC/PAL compatible DVD player that is far less likely to have this problem (and I'm kinda wearing buying anymore players made by Pioneer right now, but I don't really know if their products have a history of these sorts of problems)?