Well, Since Christmas is coming to a close I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday with their families!!! Big lunches, dinners and loads of presents. We just got the new LG RH7624W DVD Player with a built-in 250GB Hard Drive. So far it is an awesome unit. You can record live TV onto the Hard Drive and then edit all of the adverts out of it, then burn it to DVD that you can then play on any normal DVD player…
Awesome, No ??? What you can also do, it start taping a movie, then when you want to go to make some coffee, you can simply hit the "pause" button, go make coffee, and then when you come back, just hit the "play" button, and the ‘live TV’ will carry on from where you left off. You won’t miss a minute !!!!!!
Region Hack: (List of other DVD Hacks – click here or here) This DVD player, like most others, are limited to only being able to play DVDs from a certain region. So, this unit is set to region 2, which is South Africa. This means that it is not able to play a DVD from another region. (USA, Hong Kong, etc)
- Region 1 – The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada
- Region 2 – Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland
- Region 3 – Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong
- Region 4 – Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Caribbean
- Region 5 – Russia (okay, former Russia), Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
- Region 6 – China
UNLESS: You have a DVD Region Hack… Which will then allow you to play DVDs from ANY region !!!! So I found one… and I want to make it known to the world… and anyone else who has one of these units. Step 1: With the unit in DVD (Disc) mode Step 2: With drawer open Step 3: Key in "0" seven times… Step 4: The display will (should) read "Congrats" Step 5: Press enter That is it… Sorted… 100%… You can now play DVDs from any region !!!!!
UPDATE: My Unit started doing exactly what other people have also had problems with… When you turn the unit on, it says "Please Wait…" for quite some time before it eventually switches on. I think that this is a manufacturing problem, maybe there was not enough testing done on the units before they were sent out into the world !!! ??? !!! Anyway, I finally had enough of that, and returned the unit to Marko, where they swopped it out for a new one. It has been working ever since. BUT: If this one starts doing the same as the last one… then I am going to swop the LG out for a different model !!!! Will keep you posted.
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