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Sony BDP-S490 hack needed

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Player Multiregion Hacks' started by atlaz, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. atlaz

    atlaz Member

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    I have the S490 and a OneForAll URC7140 remote so need instructions to get the DVD as multiregion. I've tried the instructions but when I press 5, it powers off the Bluray player

    Thanks
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    I found the hack below, and IT WORKED! So, for anyone else looking to unlock a SONY BDP S490 DVD player using a OneforAll URC Remote model 7130 here is the hack:

    Region free BDP-S490 for DVD playback only, BD untested.

    Full procedure for a oneforall remote is as follows:

    1. Press DVD
    2. Hold the magic button until the DVD button flashes twice.
    3. Press 0533

    4. Hold the magic button until it flashes twice.
    5. Press 994
    6. Press Magic Key (don't hold)
    7. Press 00189 (if your oneforall remote uses 4 digit or 3 digit codes, use less leading zeros)
    8. Press 1 ( this sets it to key 1 - it flashes twice )

    9. Hold the magic button until it flashes twice.
    10. Press 994
    11. Press Magic Key (don't hold)
    12. Press 00255
    13. Press 2 ( this sets it to key 2 - it flashes twice )

    14. Hold the magic button until it flashes twice.
    15. Press 994
    16. Press Magic Key (don't hold)
    17. Press 00095
    18. Press 3 ( this sets it to key 3 - it flashes twice )

    19. Hold the magic button until it flashes twice.
    20. Press 994
    21. Press Magic Key (don't hold)
    22. Press 00221
    23. Press 4 ( this sets it to key 4 - it flashes twice )

    24. Hold the magic button until it flashes twice.
    25. Press 994
    26. Press Magic Key (don't hold)
    27. Press 00079
    28. Press 5 ( this sets it to key 5 - it flashes twice )

    The remote is now programmed and ready to use, to make the BDP-S490 region free:

    1. Use the remote that came with the player to bring the player out of standby if it has gone into Standby - mine didn't, make sure there isn't a disc in it.
    2. Press 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 on the oneforall remote. The message 'OK' will appear on the display.
    3. Put the player back into standby with the Sony remote
    4. Next time you turn on the player it will be region free for DVD playback.
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  3. trpl

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    Thats correct. This player was bought in USA and I am trying to outside USA. I use URC 7960.

    After following the sequence, when I press 5, the player turns off. It does not show OK on the display and it is not region free.

    Please advise what shall be done. Thanks for your help
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    Only works on european players i am afraid.
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    Dear mentm, Thanls for your responce. So, we do not have any alternative? Would a firmware upgrade or downgrade help me. Please advise.

    Trpl
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    Your only option if you you want multi region is to buy one which supports it or can be modded from the start.
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    Hello
    This thread only mentions a DVD playback hack, but what about Blu-ray?
    I want to buy discs from USA (A) and use here in England (B), is it the same hack or is it not possible?
    Thanks

    Martin
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    Sorry no its not possible

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