This locking is mandated by law in some countries. The makers are unlikely to comment on this but I do have ideas to try if it worked on one set but not the next HDTV.
Connect with component cable to avoid the HDCP handshakes.
I hope that you are not unsettled by makers that follow the law of the land.
I just bought a pn50c8000. My fiancee comes from the UK and therefore has a number of DVDs from region 2. If we buy an unlockable DVD player here in Canada, will the television allow me to play out-of-region DVDs?
I unlocked my Region 1A Samsung BD-P1600 to allow me to play out-of-region DVDs (but not out-of-region Blu-rays) on my previous (but significantly smaller HD) TV and it worked fine. However, upgrading to this TV has broken this ability and the TV won't let me play those DVDs anymore.
If I go out and purchase a natively unlockable player, will the TV allow it to play out-of-region?