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Sony DAV-SB500w / DAV-SB300

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Paul Grainger, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. Paul Grainger

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    If anyone has one of these systems and wishes to upgrade to multi-region, then it can be done very easily using the 'standard' pronto CCF file. The DAV series units are not named in the compatibility list, but the hack works fine.
    The single press button sequence in used (ie 1,2,3,4,5), the unit must be in engineer mode before you start (ie no disc, press eject / stop / vol up at same time).

    The display will show 'data rst' when the mod has been done, turn it off using the normal remote, power it down for a few seconds (plug out), then voila - instant multi-region.

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    do i need an additional code or something for this can't see any function to change region in engineer menu or using standard remote?
     
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    You need a Phillips Pronto programmable remote control unit, plus the CCF file to download into the Pronto. There is no user selectable region option from the engineers menu - this mod cannot be done without a programmable remote control (actually I believe that it can also be done using a laptop with an infra red port plus suitable software that is readily available for free download, but it's much easier with a Pronto)

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    Hi Paul, mmc1 & nokiauk,

    Where Can I find the correct CCF file for the DAV-SB500W as well as the correct free software to try the Infra Red option programming the Sony via a Notebook Computer. It is impossible to find Pronto Remotes here in South Africa!!

    Your help would be appreciated!!!

    Rudi Geldenhuys
     

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