How to Make an Oppo DVD Player Region-Free
By Marshal M. Rosenthal
Oppo DVD players share a restriction with other DVD players–only DVDs made for the “region” in which the user lives can be played. But you can use the Oppo's remote control to enter a secret code that allows the device to play any commercial DVD. Altering the Oppo DVD drive will not damage the Oppo or the DVD disc.
Use the remote control to turn on the Oppo DVD player. Press the "Stop" button to return to the Home menu screen if a DVD in the Oppo began to play when the DVD player was turned on.
Press the "Setup" button on the Oppo's remote control. Wait for the "Setup" menu screen to appear.
Press the following buttons on the remote: "9," "2," "1" and "0." A new menu screen will appear.
Press "0" on the remote to make the Oppo a region-free DVD player.
- If you accidentally enter the wrong numbers on the remote, just turn the Oppo DVD player off and on and try again.
- Any obstructions between the Oppo DVD player and the remote control will prevent the player from receiving the remote's infrared beam.
Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."