Web site publishes DVD hack list

A UK site has compiled a list of all the multi-region hacks available for UK DVD players

The resource, available on DVD Reviewer contains links to hacks for at least 13 players available in the UK, including machines from Samsung, Philips and JVC.

Multi-region hacks alter the settings of a Region 2 DVD player making it capable of playing discs from Region 1, which is the American format. The hacks allow UK owners to play DVDs from the US, which has a much greater selection of titles than the UK.

The hacks listed on DVD Reviewer work by using features built in by manufacturers to disable region settings. By pressing a combination of pre-defined buttons users are able to get into a player's setup menu and disable region requirements.

DVD Reviewer's Robert Shepherd, claims the hacks are legal, unlike the hardware hacks which operate, he says, in a "grey area."

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