Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a laptop here, a HP HDX 16 EO1000 with a Blu-Ray drive.

Installed on the machine is a software package called HP MediaSmart, which presumably can play Blu-Ray movies.

However, when inserting a BD disk and starting HP MediaSmart, it comes up with a warning screen and the following message:

This disc has been coded for Region B only and will not play in this machine. Please eject this disc and play on a Region B player.

The question is, can we change this region? The machine is in europe, which is the B-region, but apparently the drive, or software, or both, is set to some other region. I don't even know where to find the current setting so if anyone knows, please post an answer with some information of where to look.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

After downloading and installing a trial of Cyberlink PowerDVD, and using its settings menu to change the region code, MediaSmart was able to play the movie.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.