How to Change the DVD Region on Sony DVD Players

By Shea Laverty

A DVD region code limits a DVD to play in a matching player as the codes on discs and machines vary around the world. For example, if you move from the United States to Korea and bring either your DVD collection or your DVD player with you, the region codes won't match and you'll be out of luck unless you change the region code on your player. Using the Insignia NS-DVD1 as an example, the process of changing your region code is a snap.

Step 1

Go to and use their DVD hack database search. Enter your DVD player's precise make and model number (for example, "Insignia NS-DVD1") into the search field and hit "Search". (See link in Resources, below).

Step 2

Remove any disc still in the player and switch it to standby or off mode.

Step 3

Turn on the player and press the open tray button on the remote control.

Step 4

Press 9, 7, 3, 5 on the remote control and wait for the region code box to appear on-screen.

Step 5

Use the up and down arrow keys on the remote to change the region code on the machine to the desired region code. A list of region codes is included below in Resources.

Step 6

Press the "Enter" button on the remote. This will close the disc tray.

Test the changed region code with a matching disc. If the hack is successful, the disc will run in your machine.