Tesco DVD Player Region Hack

16 years ago, mid-October | 2 Comments

In the UK Tesco are selling a sub £20 DVD player – the Tecknika DVD 1033. It looks cheap, it looks nasty but it works very well indeed and what’s more you can make it region free. I really don’t know how they build these things so cheaply and I do worry that small children might have been involved. Anyway, here’s how you make your Tecknika DVD 1033 region free.

1. Power On

2. Open the tray

3. Press the ‘setup’ key

4. Press the fast forward key ( ‘>>’ )

5. Type 9735 on the keypad

6. In the top right corner you will see a ‘2’ this is your current region. Use the left and right arrow keys to change the region. If you make this ‘0’ (zero) your player will be region free.

7. Press ‘setup’ to exit the setup menu.

8. Play your DVD’s 🙂

This is a sticky fix, meaning that if you power the player off and then back on it will still be set to the region (or freeness) prior to the power off.

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October 11, 2008 11:28


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  1. larry on June 5, 2013 10:14

    tried this with a tesco tdvd11212l1104121uk no go lol. any ideas?

  2. ScaredyCat / Andy Powell on July 2, 2013 18:19

    Sorry Larry, I’ve no idea.. haven’t really used a dvd player in years

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