NEC 3520A AnyDVD CloneDVD2 Region free

Hi all,

New to the forum and first time owner of a DVD Writer.

I burned a non-copyrighted PAL dvd using CloneDVD2. Now this disk plays in my APEX player but on a Sony player I get “Playing this disk prohibited in your area”. Even though, AnyDVD was running in System Tray with all options checked.

Some info:
Original doesn’t play in Sony.
I am using Ritek Ridata DVD+R 4.7 GB disks.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Check that your Sony is PAL compatible or not.

From what I read on the web, “region free” hack is not available for this player. I have a Sony DVP-S550D.

Question: Once I make a DVD region free using AnyDVD, shouldn’t the player treat the dvd as Region 1 and just play it?



[size=2]The Region Code of a DVD is absolutely different from the international standards, i.e. PAL, NTSC video systems. That is why on a DVD they indicate separately these data, i.e. PAL, R2 for instance.
AnyDVD makes the DVD region (code) free, but does not convert from PAL to NTSC video system or vice versa.

Modern DVD Players usually can play both PAL and NTSC standards. If not, then the standalone will play only one standard.