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Hack for several Pioneer players

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Player Multiregion Hacks' started by Stuart Wright, May 21, 2005.

  1. Stuart Wright

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    The following instructions apply only to a machine which has already had it's firmware modified either by the retailer selling it or by one of the specialist multiregion modding companies. (Thanks to Justin@UH & LV426 for this information).

    This hack works on the following Pioneer players : DV-343, DV-444, DV-505, DV-530, DV-535, DV-606, DV-626, DV-717, DVL-909, DV-C302D, DV-K101, XV-HTD510

    * Turn On unit and remove any disc in the tray
    * Press the Setup button on the remote control.
    * Move over to General using the arrow keys
    * Select Basic
    * Press Display - this will display your region and firmware version.
    * Press Condition/Memory (nothing is displayed or changed on the screen)
    * Press the Region # required (i.e. 2 for Region 2 etc)
    * Press Menu to store
     
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    Also works on DV737 with firmware modification.

    Note: The procedure is useful to get around Region Code Enhanced discs. If set to Region 2, these players will fail to play other region (1 usually) RCE titles. However, if set to R1, they will play OK. And, since there are few (or no?) RCE titles in other regions, it makes sense to simply set the player to R1 and leave it.
     
  3. Justin@UH

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    Yeap, I did post on a separate thread quite some time ago a full list of pioneer machines that this works with (once modded), as it works with all the X3X range along with may others of similar age. :)
     
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    Which model is US 588sa? or will itt work for DVR 533 or 633?
     
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    this is exactly the same sequence used to change the region codes on my old Pioneer 525 player that was modded by Techtronics about 6-7 yrs ago

    Never had any issues playing a disk, except some of the newer stuff (SW Trilogy etc) which i think was down to the player being so old and not able to cope with higher bitrate disks.

    Gary
     
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    No, this "hack" is only for pre 2001 models, which have already had a multiregion firmware update by a dealer. This is not to be confused with newer machines that are modded by a command from a service remote, as this only makes then auto region switching. This "hack" on the old models allows manual region change, in addition to the extra features such as auto region select, and macrovision disable. Not available for newer models.

    DVR models require a different mod again, and as these are new machines, there is really no reason not to buy a DVR530H pre-modified for multiregion from the appropiate dealer, although the mods are avalable from the usual mod suppliers.
     
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    So any region hack for 585 or 588as?
     
  8. Justin@UH

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    ?? There is no built in hack for any Pioneer model.... See other Pioneer threads for more info on options to mod pioneer models....
     
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    Does anyone know of a hack that will allow me to play PAL DVDs in Progressive mode using my Pioneer DV737? It only works for NTSC DVDs out of the box.

    Thanks,

    Apeshape
     
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    No, sorry only a hardware mod will solve this, and no-one offers a modification for it anymore due to its age (it was discontinued by pioneer over 4 year ago!).
     
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    Does the player have to be modded before these hacks will work? Or will they work on a stanard unit?
     
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    ? As per first post "

    "The following instructions apply only to a machine which has already had it's firmware modified either by the retailer selling it or by one of the specialist multiregion modding companies. (Thanks to Justin@UH & LV426 for this information)."

    No built in hacks for any Pioneer model.
     

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