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Pioneer DVD220-S recorder hack?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Player Multiregion Hacks' started by jwramsay, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. jwramsay

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    I've tried the IRDA type hacks but they don't work.

    I opened the box up and it has a bog standard DVD ROM Drive in there, so presumably the hack is actually to the drive rather than the 220 firmware.

    Anyone got a hack for this machine?
     
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    The DVD Drive is a Pioneer DVR-R07-XA.

    It does not have a standard IDE connector on the back, ruling out removing it and putting it in a PC for Flashing.

    So, as multiregion variants of this player exist, there must be a CD that is inserted to Flash the drive to be region free.

    Anyone help?
     
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    I waqs told that there was no MR hack for this player/recorder, have you actually heard of one then?

    Thanks

    Tone
     
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    Searching www.google.co.uk for " Pioneer DVR-220 Disc Mod " will reveal the 2 outlets that offer an upgrade for this model.

    Steve Hoyle
     
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    I didnt realise multiregion.co.uk were selling these as well , basically whereever you go you will have the upgrade done using the CD so it makes perfect sense to do it yourself rather than pay someone to do it for you.

    The CD will be exactly the same from all 3 outlets selling this so you need to decide where to buy based on who you trust or who has the best price including VAT and Delivery. Shopping around may save you from few pence to around £3 on this product so only really worthwhile for those with deep pockets and short arms. :)

    Steve Hoyle
     
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    Result! Where does this CD-ROM come from? Pioneer? I'm gonna ask my mate who works for an official Pioneer service centre to ask Pioneer for this disc, then its going on Edonkey.
     
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    It seems pretty likely that the original source was pioneer but I dont know how much luck you will have getting one out of them

    Steve Hoyle
     
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    Well my mate says that these disks are NOT released by Pioneer. Might have to buy the thing :D
     
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    Which one are you going to buy then?

    If this goes wrong is the unit useless?

    Tone
     
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    If it goes wrong the unit will be dead as it will have only a partial firmware image loaded , this would normally only happen if the power goes off during the upgrade process or your wife trips over the mains lead and pulls out the plug in which case I would suggest replacing the wife aswell as the dvd recorder :)


    Steve Hoyle
     

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