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Monday, June 26, 2006

A year or two ago I bought a combined DVD and VHS player. It is a Samsung DVD V540.

After all this time I only recently tried to see if it could be multi region compatible. And it can be!!!

The instructions for unlocking the Samsung DVD V540 to make it multi region. (assumes purchase in Australia.)

Empty DVD player
Turn power off at power point
Turn power on
Wait until no disc displays
Press Subtitle
Enter 7, 6, 8, 8, 4 on the remote
The current region (4) should display on the screen in the top left
Press 9 for multi region
Press Subtitle
Press open on the main unit
Press close on the main unit
Turn power off at the power point

DONE!!! Your DVD player should now be multi region capable.

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neuronwave is the personal site of Ben Hosken. I am the founder of Flink Labs, a data visualisation studio based in Melbourne. Previously I founded AgentArts, where I developed a recommendations system that we ultimately sold to MSFT.I have two patents, one in Recommendation Systems and one for a datamining algorithm I invented. I have a strong interest in physical computing, emergence, self organising systems, immersive games, bluetooth ad hoc networks and other fun things.
A while ago I built and ran Blog Change Bot - an AOL IM Bot which notified you when blogs you like are updated. I also built IcyPole, a bluetooth based P2P mobile phone app in 2004. With Suzette, I've built Playground Finder - a community contributed site for parents to find playgrounds nearby and while traveling for their kids to play in. Its a "playground" for my social, location, community and mobile interests.
I live in Melbourne with my wife Suzette, son Oskar Tex and my little girl Jasmine

Random Pile of Ben
Bodypump, Flink Labs, autumn weather, balance.

Downloads etc
The Best Bagel Recipe ever
iTunes XML structure
Photo of some of my best Panetones

Neuron EcoSystem
Flink Labs
oskartex.comOskar Tex
JasmineJasmine Aurora
Playground Finder


ben at neuronwave dot com