Sony multiregion codes for current models

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  1. cybersoga

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    What is the multiregion code for the current range of Sony DVD players? Is it possible to use a oneforall to zap my brother's Sony DVD/hifi combo to make it MR, as it appears to have the same firmware as most Sony DVD players. I can get into diag mode on my DVPNS-700V by pressing (in standby) TOP MENU, CLEAR, ON - but I can't find an option to change the region code, and this procedure doesn't appear to work on my brother's DVD/hifi combo anyway.

    Alternitively, please point me in the direction of someone who can do it cheap.

    Thanks

    Andy
     
  2. anothergo

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    To make current models mult region you need a special remote control that most Sony dealers have but I dont this its covered my the One for All range
     
  3. cybersoga

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    Does anyone know if this works????

    - You need a programmable remote cotrol. Any will do as long as you can insert hex-codes in it (PDAs)
    - Program individual hex-code (below) into five chosen buttons
    - Put your DVD-player to standby mode (main power on and red light above it)
    - Push programmed buttons sequentially from one to five (the player starts up)
    - Do it again: Push programmed buttons sequentially from one to five (the player goes back to standby)

    The player should now be multiregion!

    Here are the hex-codes:
    1

    00013240 01FFFFF0 FFE3FF8F FE3FF8FF E1FFC7FF 1F87FF1F
    8FFE3FF8 7FF1F8FC 3FF8FC7F 1FFC7E00 00000000 00000000
    0003FFFF C7FF0FFE 3FF8FFE3 FF8FFE3F FC7E3FF8 FE3FF8FF
    E3FF8FE3 F1FFC7F1 F0FFE1F8 00000000 00000000 00001FFF
    FF1FFC7F F1FFC3FF 8FFE3FF8 FFE3F8FF E3F1FFC3 FF8FFE3F
    1FC7FE1F 87E3FF8F C0000000 00000000 0000007F FFF87FF1
    FFC7FF1F FC7FF0FF E3FF8FC7 FF0FC7FF 1FFC7FF0 FC7E1FFC
    7E3F0FFE

    2

    00013240 01FFFFF8 FFE3F1FF E3F1F87F F1FFC7E3 FF87E3FF
    8FFE3FF8 7E3F1FFE 3F1F87FF 1F800000 00000000 00000000
    000FFFFF 1FFC3F1F FC7F1F8F FE3FF87E 3FF8FE3F F8FFE3FF
    8FE3F1FF C7F1F8FF E3F80000 00000000 00000000 0001FFFF
    F1FFC7F1 FFC7E3F8 FFE3FF8F E3FF8FC7 FF1FFE3F F8FC7F1F
    FC7E3F8F FE3F0000 00000000 00000000 00001FFF FF1FFC7E
    3FFC7E3F 1FFE3FF8 FC7FF1FC 7FF1FFC7 FF0FC7E3 FFC7E3F0
    FFE3F000 00000000 00000000 000001FF FFE3FFC7 E3FF8FE3
    F1FFC7FF 1FC7FF1F C7FF1FFC 7FF1FC7E 3FF8FE3F 1FFC7F00
    00000000 00000000 0000003F FFFE3FF8 FE3FF8FC 7F1FFC7F
    F1F87FF1 F8FFE3FF C7FF1F8F E3FF8FC7 F1FFC7E0 00000000
    00000000 00000003 FFFFE3FF 8FC7FF1F C7E3FF87 FF1F8FFE
    3F8FFE3F F8FFE3F8 FC7FF0FC 7E3FFC7E

    3

    00013240 01FFFFF0 FFE3F1FF C3F1FFC7 F1FFC7E3 FF8FE3FF
    8FFE3FF8 FE3F1FFC 3F1F8FFF 1F800000 00000000 00000000
    000FFFFF 1FFC3F1F FC7F1FFC 7E3FF8FE 3FF8FC3F F8FFE3FF
    8FC3F1FF C7F1F8FF E3F80000 00000000 00000000 0001FFFF
    F1FFC7F1 FFC7E3FF 8FE3FF8F C3FF8FC7 FF1FFC3F F8FC7F1F
    FC7E3F8F FE3F0000 00000000 00000000 00001FFF FE1FFC7E
    3FF87E3F F8FE3FF8 FC7FF1FC 7FF1FFC7 FF1FC7E3 FF87E3F1
    FFE3F000 00000000 00000000 000001FF FFE3FF87 E3FF8FE3
    FF8FC7FF 1FC7FF1F 87FF1FFC 7FF1F87E 3FF8FE3F 1FFC7F00

    4

    00013240 01FFFFF0 FFC3FF0F FC3FF87F E1F0FFC3 F0FFC3E1
    FFC3FF0F FC3F1F87 FE1F87C3 FF0FC000 00000000 00000000
    007FFFF0 7FE1FF87 FE1FF87F F0F87FE1 F87FE1F0 FFE1FF87
    FE1F0FC3 FF0F87F1 FF87E000 00000000 00000000 003FFFF8
    7FF0FFC3 FF0FFC3F F8FC3FF0 FC3FF0F8 7FE1FFC3 FF0F87F1
    FFC7E3F0 FFE3F000 00000000 00000000 001FFFFE 3FF87FF1
    FFC7FF1F FC7F1FFC 7E3FF87E 3FF8FFE3 FF87E3F0 FFE3F1F8
    7FF1F800 00000000 00000000 001FFFFF 1FFC7FF0 FFE3FF8F
    FE3F0FFE 3F1FFC7F 1FFC7FF1 FFC3F1F8 FFE1F8FC 3FF8FC00

    5

    00013240 01FFFFE0 FFC3E1FF 87E1FF87 C3F8FC7F E0F87FF1
    FFC7FE0F 87E3FF87 C3F0FFC3 F0000000 00000000 00000000
    01FFFFC3 FF87C3FF 0FE3FF0F C7E1F8FF E3F8FFC3 FF0FFC3F
    0FC7FF0F 87C3FF87 C0000000 00000000 00000000 03FFFFC7
    FE0FC7FF 1F87FF1F 8FE3F1FF C7E1FF87 FE1FF87E 1F0FFE3F
    8F87FF0F C0000000 00000000 00000000 0FFFFF8F FC3F8FFE
    3F0FFC3E 1F87E3FF 8FE3FF8F FC3FF0FC 3E1FF87E 1F8FFC3F
    00000000 00000000 00000000 1FFFFE1F F87F1FF8 7C3FF87E
    3F0FC7FE 1F87FF1F F87FF1F8 7E3FF8FE 3E1FF87E 00000000
    00000000 00000000 3FFFFC3F F8FC3FF8 F87FF0F8 7E3F0FFC
    3F0FFC3F F0FFC3F0 FC7FE1F8 7E3FF8FC
     
  4. stormchaser

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    hi
    I didnt know you could do that!,would anything work with my aging sony dvp 715?
    cheers
     
  5. cybersoga

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    I think it'll work only on the current range, and the range before that - my dad's 535D had to have a chip mod. If anyone can confirm the code works that would be useful.
     
  6. kennrc

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    The hex-codes posted by Cybersoga, do indeed work !

    They should work on all current Sony DVP-NS*** models - but can be quite difficult to transfer onto the DVD-player.

    PDA's IR-signal is normally very weak, and these codes are VERY sensitive. Normal IR-codes seem to have a margin of error. These codes do not !!

    I know a guy who got this working on his Sony DVP-NS900 - using a Palm III. Allthough it took him MANY tries. I've personally not been succesful with my Sony DVP-NS700P & Palm Vx.
     
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    Can you buy a remote with the codes pre-coded that will work again and again so that a number of players can be modified
     
  8. cybersoga

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    Some pages are suggesting you need to put the player into diag mode then apply the upgrade (on a davs system while in standby press STOP + DISPLAY while turning VOLUME knob to the right) (on the dvpns, in standby press TOP MENU, CLEAR, ON) this might work for you?
     
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    I managed to get my NS900 codefree using af Palm m500 and those codes, but as you say, it is VERY difficult and it took me a lot of trys before it worked. I was about to give up on it, when it finally worked.
     
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    I want to try this on my IPAQ but how do you program the hex code onto a button ?

    Using PDA win 3.1 as the software ?

    Any idea ?
     
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    http://www.dvdchips.co.uk/ say enter the code once (using their pre programed remote) then use your original remote control to put the dvd player into standby... this is more likely to work every time?
     
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    I do not know if it is possible but could someone with a PDA and a pronto capture these code in a ccf file?
     
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    well I tried to amend IR codes using Pronto edit 4 and entering this hex instead.

    Pronto edit didn't like it so I guess it's a case of converting this hex into ccf friendly code. Which I'm not sure of how to do ?

    Once in ccf format it should be plain sailing to get it working on the pda.
     
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    I think the easiest way would be to program a PDA with the codes and then capture the IR signal with a pronto.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    I know for a fact, that Kenneth Vestergaard - who has also posted in this thread - got the codes working on his Sony DVP-NS900.

    But as previosly stated - The codes are very sensitive and difficult to transfer. I've personally had no luck with my DVP-NS700.

    I've attached the hex-fil, with which he got it working. The file is in Palm Omniremote format. Try it out for your selves.

    It may not be possible to convert the file to ccf-format, as these codes must be recieved by the player 100% error free.
     

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    THEY WORK.

    They're just -- as those of us who had to patience (and luck) to get it work mentioned earlier on in this thread -- very difficult to have success with on a Palm, because of it's poor IR, and the fact that these codes are somehow more difficult to either transmit or receive than usual remote codes.
     
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    I bought the NS900 fairly cheap (there are great deals to be had on this machine), and borrowed the Palm from a friend.

    £40 is certainly not small change for me.

    It's not my fault it doesn't work at first try -- perhaps the very reason they don't work easily is that Sony doesn't want these codes to be publically available/usable?

    If you are so disconcerted by this, perhaps you should phone Sony and complain that they didn't make it easier for you to make your machine multiregion for free?
     
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    Okay, a little update for this thread...
    I programmed the codes in to my Palm today, and tried the 1 2 3 4 5 sequence. Nothing happened, so I thought I'd try again but with my Palm very close to the remote sensor.
    I did the sequence again, but I accidentally tapped 5 twice, and the machine turned on!
    I don't know if it was because I tapped 5 twice, or because I held the Palm close this time and it took the machine a few seconds to react to the sequence, but I did the exact same thing afterwards and it did indeed turn off this time.
    Now for the good part : I haven't tested it's multiregion capabilities for now (I had no R1's lying around, and it was my GF's birthday party so I didn't have the time to make a R1 test-dvd neither), but I will definately test it tomorrow and let you guys know OK?

    bye,
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    First of all : IT WORKS!

    I got out and rented minority report R1 this morning, and put it in my PC and opened DVD-decrypter to check te region: R1, no RCE.

    I then put it in my NS-900 and it worked right away, so I suppose it's region free now.
    Gonna go and search an RCE title next to see if it plays them too.

    Now the bad news : my ProntoNeo doesn't want to learn ANY of the codes the Palm sends, so no Pronto files for the moment.
    I also wonder how one of the previous posters' friends got those codes in his Palm, because when I try to enter them in OmniRemote, I always get an error due to the non-standard 0001 header, instead of the usual 0000 (I think). Anyway, I loaded the OmniRemote database he attached and that worked well.

    Thanks everyone, and especially the guy (forgot his name) who sent the attachment with the codes already in the OmniRemote DB-format.


    bye,
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    anyone know if i can do this with a combination of a DAVS500 & an iPaq ? If so, how ?
     
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    This thread got the better of me, so I thought I would give it some UK testing.

    Having spent four days trying to do this with my Palm m505 and the file attached in this thread, I gave up.

    The DVD player was doing everything it was supposed to, starting up after the first 5 key presses, switching back off after the second five etc, but I always got the same problem in my DVP-NS900. "Disk cannot play because of region restrictions".

    So I decided to order the dvdchips remote. Ordered it at lunchtime yesterday, it arrived in the post this morning. One keypress and the remote flashed 5 times, and my player was multiregion - I tested it with Black Hawk Down R1.

    If the codes are that sensitive for the palm solution, the player wouldn't have responded properly, ie turn itself on (button 5), switch video on/off (button 3). I believe that these codes for the palm are a hoax. I tried every combination listed on the web many times (my wife was going mad), as well as trying it when in diag mode and using just 5 key presses and then off with the standard remote (as per the dvdchips solution).

    If you want region free without taking off the lid of a recent Sony player, dvdchips.co.uk is a great solution and costs around £40.

    James
     
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    Well, unless my Sony was regionfree from the start, or unless R1 Minority Report is R2 also (which it isn't, I checked on my computer), it DOES work.
    I did not test my player before the Palm thingie though, so supposedly it could have been multi-region from the start, but I highly doubt that...

    CJ
     
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    I tried these codes out myself on my NS400 with a palm borrowed from a friend and omniremote, they appear to be invalid codes so did another search on the web and found these:

    Button name-1
    0000 0068 0000 0015 0060 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 01AE
    Button name-2
    0000 0068 0000 0015 0060 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 01F6
    Button name-3
    0000 0068 0000 0015 0060 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 01F6
    Button name-4
    0000 0068 0000 0015 0060 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 01C6
    Button name-5
    0000 0068 0000 0015 0060 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 0018 0018 0018 0030 0018 0018 020E

    Zapped them to my dvd player on the second attempt and tested it with a region 1 copy of Blade 2, played no problem at all.

    Happiness is a region free dvd player for the total outlay of diddly squat!! (and there I was about to send it to techtronics for a multi-mod)
     

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