using a america dvd player in england any advise

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  1. Chris Cathers

    Chris Cathers Auditioning

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    I will be moving to england for a while and would like to take my american DVD player. It has a 220 plug but I heard that I cant watch the movies there because there in a different region. How can I fix this problem.

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  2. Esten

    Esten Supporting Actor

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    Brand and model number?
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Most US DVD players will pass a PAL signal, but you'll need a new TV there, and UK discs are region 2. There are shops in the UK that will chip your deck to remove region coding however
     
  4. Chris Cathers

    Chris Cathers Auditioning

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    I have a samsung 909. Someone told me that you can by a program remote and somehow put a code in it that will allow it to work, or switch the regions. Have you ever heard of this.
     
  5. Jonathan David

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    Ok first of all you'll need a electrical transformer to play your dvd player in England. Our plugs are 3 pin not 2, so you'll need a converter.
    Second, most medium priced television will accept a NTSC signal from your player.
    Thirdly, dvds bought in the UK will be for region 2 use only and will not play in a region 1 machine unless it has been 'hacked' Also unless you're dvd player can output a PAL signal the player won't work as well.
    Hope this answers your questions, if you have any more please post them and i'll try and help [​IMG]
    Jonathan
     

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