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DIY: Sony BDP-S360 Region Free Using Harmony remote, programmed manually

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Player Multiregion Hacks' started by gertsen, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. dakugabbar

    dakugabbar Standard Member

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    Hi I tried to hack DAV-IS10 (bought in USA) using Harmony 510, but it did not work.

    Do you know why?:confused:
     
  2. dakugabbar

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    Hey Gersten,

    Hi I tried to hack DAV-IS10 (bought in USA) using Harmony 510, but it did not work.

    I could not find a dvd player in device dropdown and hence chose "Sony Mini System (DVD, CD, Radio)".

    It went well until i added all 5 players to General Activity as you mentioned, but I was asked to select an input for each player and chose "I don't need to set the input on my Sony Mini System (DVD, CD, Radio)" for all players.

    I was able to create hack1 to hack5 and assign them to respective players as well. When I turned devices on and pressed General Activity, remote blinked only for 2 - 3 seconds and displayed sucess message.

    But when i inserted dvd, it gave me a message Cannot play
    Playback prohibited by Area limitations.

    so it did not work for me.

    Can anyone help?
     
  3. dakugabbar

    dakugabbar Standard Member

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    didnt work for me. used harmony 510 on DAV-IS10
     
  4. shotokan101

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    AFAIK the hack codes ONLY work for PAL players....

    Jim
     
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    Many thanks gertsen, picked up a 525 from Richer Sounds yesterday, followed the instructions and my BDP-S370 is now region free. Took around 20 minutes to pop everthing in, but well worth the effort....cheers :D
     
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    Well I registered just to say thank you. I have a Sony BDP-S570 just purchased this week from Amazon and have had a Harmony 525 for a few years now. I followed the instructions (original 5 dvd instances - I couldn't get the computer one to work) and BAM multi-region joy ensued.

    I will have one happy son in the morning who can watch Finding Nemo again after Daddy sold the DVD player to get a blu-ray that didn't play all the DVDs.

    This is a great forum. Cheers :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    Just another confirmation that this technique has worked successfully on a Sony S350, S370 and S570 (no, I don't know why I've bought three Blu-Ray players in the space of a year).
     
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    Thanks :smashin:

    Worked on My Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S370 using Harmony 555 remote.
     
  9. gilesletheren

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    Worked on my BDP-S370 using a Harmony 555. When trying to run the sequence as a Macro the remote appeared to spit it out in one go with no delays and all that happened was that the player turned off. Following a previous suggestion I tried using sending the code manually be selecting one device at a time and then the Hack softkey. Worked fine.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
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    Many Many thanks! I used this process together with codes for Panasonic DMP-BD65 (which requires 10 devices instead of 5) and that worked a charm... the second time. ;)
    Firt try didn't work. 2nd try I left the tray open as I'd read that for some other players. I also waited longer after it was done before doing anything else. It eventually went back to the menu where I'd left it before I tried a DVD.

    The codes were here:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-ray-dvd-players/885440-blu-ray-player-multi-region-hex-codes.html
     
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    will this also make the bluray multi region or only dvd?
    thanks..
     
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    Just DVD - BR needs H/W Mod...

    JIm
     
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    is there a mod for this player to make it region free for bluray discs?

    thanks..
     
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    This worked on my BDV-E370. Thank you!
     
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    Worked perfectly on a BDP-S360 I hacked for a friend. thanks.
     
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    Does the harmony remote hack work on the US version of the Sony BDP-S370 or just the PAL version?
     
  18. shotokan101

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    Just PAL

    Jim
     
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    Thanks for this, i have managed to do my Sony 370 with the 555 remote.
     
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    It worked on my PAL Sony BDP-S760. Many thanks :)
     
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    Top instructions thanks very much, got my bro's 370 player working with the a harmony 555 remote to do the hack, no issues whatsoever.
     
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    Wasn't sure where to post this, but you can use this method without needing to buy a remote control if your laptop/PC has an IRDA (infra red) port by following the instructions in this link Making the Sony DVP-NS705V multi-region

    Worked fine for me, and saved me having to buy a remote.
     
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    I tried the same Hack on a German BDP S-470 and can confirm that it also works.
     
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    Just letting you know: Update to M04.R.735 does not affect codefree hack (for BDP S-470).
     
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    Great, thanks. Just got it to wok with my Sony BDP-570.
     
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    there was a previous thread people sharing there harmony remote, im trying to get my BDP 360 to play DVDS other then region 1 I would really like to get this player hacked anyone that could give me any help i would greatly appreciate!

    i need to know what i need to buy (what kind of remote) etc.. then do i have to program the remote?

    etc..etc..

    anyone could give me a hand with this i would greatly appreciate!!!

    thanks

    josh m
     
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    Gertsen dug around the forums this evening having picked up the 370 today. Having read your post carefully I realised I had a 515 from a while back (cheap play.com deal) and programmed it with little technical knowledge. It seems a lot more complicated than it actually is and everything worked first time. I am mega chuffed as I have loads of R1 stuff my kids watch. Excellent post and much appreciated thanks for this ! :clap:
     
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    hack doesn't work with region 1 players.
     
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    Is it a lost cause to try the Harmony hack on a Sony BDV-e800w? Are there any risks?
     
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    this is a generic hack and seems to work with all recent sony players, so it will probably work. It definitely works with another all in one the sony bdv e370.

    Risk? i have heard of someone screwing up their player but they used a one for all remote and i suspect they had programmed in the wrong code number. I would say this is less likely using the discrete codes here which worked for me. Alternatively buy or rent a pre-programmed remote.
     

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