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Sony BDP-S490 - region free

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players' started by crush123, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. crush123

    crush123 Member

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    I have seen a couple of related posts to make this model region free using an all in one remote.

    I wondered if anyone has had any success with software 'magic' remotes.

    we have android and ipod devices and didn't want to spend a tenner on something i would use once, if there was an app out there.
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    Do those devices use infra-red i thought they were all wifi based?
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    I don't think they would work they have to be a certain type of remote not just any remote will work...I'd ask around to see if anyone you know have one...I did read on one forum someone brought a remote from Maplin one of those discount unboxed ones did the code then returned it saying it didn't work haha.
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    Thanks for your replies.

    I found an all-in-one urc-7740 on ebay for 6 quid.

    Will update this thread when I have tried it

    Update.

    used this thread

    Little bit of trial and error, but it works.

    I found with the 7740, the 5 digit code in step 3 didn't work for me, but 0533 did.

    Followed the rest of the instructions exactly.

    On pressing 1,2,3,4,5, the led display on the S490 showed 'OK'.

    Restarted and it works.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2013

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