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LG RH1999H DVD HDD Recorder

I have purchased the above item in Thailand and I have many DVDs from the UK and they will not play on this DVD player as it is the wrong region code for the player.  I had a Sony DVD player prior to this and the shop did a small either a software or a hardware chane to the player and it played DVDs from any region just like the DVD playes in computers.   Is there a fix for this LG player and if so where can I get it or can I do it myself.  I am an electronics engineer.

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    My LG dvd recorder doesn't read in many cases the subtitle.What can I do to solve the problem ?

    Thank you !!

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My LG DVD Recorder doesn'read in many cases the subtitle,can you help me?

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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1. Turn machine on
2. Use remote to open disc tray
3. Use remote to go to setup area of menu (Home - Left) and scroll down to 'Lock' symbol
4. Press 0 seven times

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