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Region code hack posted by Tappadon, July 05 2003:

In addition to the below hack put 0 in the region area to make it play at least region 1 & 2, & possibly all other regions. I do not have the other region to check to be able to see if it works for the rest.

Thanks for your help.


Region code hack posted by Default Gateway at May 29 2003:
Here it goes.

Switch player on and make sure there is no disc in the tray.
CLose tray and press menu,1,9.

A menu should appear with the region option at about the third line from the bottom. Press enter and enter the region you want. Next press open/close. Put in your movie and enjoy.





Region code hack posted by kage_bushi, July 20 2003:

the region hack ha worked for me as far as macrovison unless you plan to copy pictures it should work fine with the instruction posted by gateway...

1 make sure you dont have a dvd in the player
2 close player and press menu,1,9 you should see a menu; line 3 from the bottom it will say region selection the put your region and insert disk and press close and play your movie...



Region code hack posted by DVD tester, October 17 2003:

It confirmed by the guy who developed firmware. :)
Verified for all the regions.



Region code hack posted by HOVIK, October 22 2003:

Switch player on and make sure there is no disc in the tray.
CLose tray and press menu,1,9.

A menu should appear with the region option at about the third line from the bottom. Press enter and enter the region you want("0" for free zone) . Next press open/close.






Region code hack posted by zzq, November 20 2003:

A missing step on the above hack:

After entering the zone code, you need to press the "enter" again to "memorize" the code. If you press Close/Eject directly as documented above, then the new zone you just entered won't stay. You can confirm this by "menu" "1" "9" again to see if the zone has been reset.







Region code hack posted by Home McCyber, November 26 2003:

The region hack for CH-DVD 300 also works fine on my newly purchased CH-DVD 320 (looks as CH-DVD 300). The only trouble is, when you hit OK to reset all in the setup menu then the region setting goes back from 0 to 1. DON'T RESET IT!



Region code hack posted by John, December 09 2003:

When I do the region hack of menu 19 and then change the region it plays new region but only in black and white any suggestions Manufacter date is Aug 2003



Other hack posted by Maciek, December 11 2003:

Color black/white problem
To always watch in color if you do not have a Multisystem TV set Video output to Your TV system USA TVs- NTSC, Europe TVs PAL. This way You should always get color on Your TV



Other hack posted by Edward, December 11 2003:

I bought this DVD player today and did what you say to break. I got to tell you, it works!
Thanks pal!



Region code hack posted by Frank, December 13 2003:

I tried this on my new CH-DVD 300, its a super unit and for the price of $34.99 at Bransdmart USA (Palm Beach, FL) its a good buy. Manufactured October 2003 (S/W Version 300S.20.03)

What I did with mine to make it region free is Switch player on and make sure there is no disc in the tray.

Close tray and press menu,1,9.

Change the region to 0, click enter and click the Eject, this closed the menu... The settings stay even if I remove the power from the device.

I have tested with:
Region 1 NTSC
Region 2 PAL
Region 3 NTSC

The DVD handled the PAL 50 to NTSC 60 conversion in colors with no problems.

Since this unit is being sent as a christmas present for some relatives in Europe, I tested this DVD player setting it as PAL and tested it to play both NTSC and PAL movies in this mode, both of them worked great and where in colors.

To add to that, this unit is great because it can handle 110 - 230 Volts and 50/60 HZ.



Region code hack posted by Lewis Manne, December 16 2003:

Seetting multi region and PAL from my Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 in Canada.

Follow all steps as listed but you must have a DVD in the tray. Otherwise the unavailable symbol appears.

My changing of regions only occurred with a DVD in the tray



Region code hack posted by PNE_ROYC, December 27 2003:

Just purchased this player Sat 27th Dec from Zellers, they are on sale as well as Walmart Canada, works well. Follow instructions its pretty easy if your patient



Region code hack posted by kikin, December 28 2003:

and, it works code 0 for region 4



Region code hack posted by Andy, December 29 2003:

Just confirming the hack works with a CH DVD 300 bought 2003-12-29 at Wal-Mart Canada. The silver and black versions are stacked up together. At a tad less than $50 CAD pre-tax this has to be a bargain! The hack is trivial and the player includes the system conversion (PAL - NTSC).

Hack details:
Power up, no disk in. Status says READ then INSERT DISC.
Press MENU (status reads invalid key icon)
Press 1 (status reads invalid key icon)
Press 9 Menu is displayed.
Press ENTER on the region, digit turns to "-"
Press 0
Press ENTER again
Press EJECT to clear the special menu.

PS If you're gagging to get at this and the remote doesn't work, pull out the tab that isolates the supplied button cell in the remote control :-)





Region code hack posted by KrAkSat, January 11 2004:

I can confirm the hack for region free works on the Cyberhome CH-DVD 300, using MENU,1,9.

Build date: November 2003



Region code posted by Kendra, February 05 2004:

I got this hack from a portuguese website. I just cut and pasted it, and have not yet tried it.

Macrovision Hack:

"1.) After putting in DVD, hit Stop, then Setup to bring up the Setup menu.

2.) Go to VIDEO > SYSTEM > OUTPUT and change the output setting. (Ex. If you set to output S-video, change it to composite. If you are set to composite, change it to S-video.)

3.) Macrovision should now be disabled. Change your output setting back to your preferred method, hit return twice to exit the Setup menu, and press Play."

Just wanted to let everyone know that, for me, this hack is definitely working. It is sticky (works after power off, and does not require reapplication for each new DVD) and it plays and records fine through my VCR.

As for the comment that there is no "return" button, I just exited the setup the way I could, and it still worked.

I hope this works for some other people.

http://www.europanet.com.br/euro2003/forum/read.php?f=14&i=204&t=204



Region code hack posted by aspenorange, February 20 2004:

Just to confirm the model has not changed. I just bought my Cyberhome 300 ($40 @ Sears). If you want a region-free player for little bucks, this one rocks! I opened it up, plugged it in, hit the three magical buttons (menu, 1, 9)and I'm watching Futurama only released in the UK (region 2) right now!



Region code hack posted by SomeGuy, February 22 2004:

Just bought mine at Best Buy for $30.

Very Easy.

Hit Menu, 1, 9, then the menu screen comes up

Hit Enter, then 0, then Enter

Hit open/close

It's changed!



Region code hack posted by attila, March 05 2004:

5th of March: Thanks for the hack! First I tried PAL disk without regioncode, (DVD-R) and it played very well!!
Then I changed the code from 1 to 0, and works! See the methode above!



Region code posted by mvjk, March 18 2004:

I read the Brazilian website and the guy who posted the Macrovision hack later said that it did not work. The way he got around the problem was to buy an RF modulator (device that allows you to connect your DVD player to a TV that only has a coaxial antenna input). The drawback is that the signal will be converted to analog, so you'll lose video/sound quality.



Region code hack posted by Ben, March 23 2004:

I can confirm that the region hack works fine on one manufactured February 2004.



Region code hack posted by Gregg Davidson, March 24 2004:

I just received a Cyber Home CH-DVD 300. I applied the "hack" per instructions & it worked. I switched from "Region 1" to "Region 0". I haven't tried to disable the Macrovision yet, but that's next. Thanks to all who blazed the trail about Region hacking.



Region code posted by Gregg Davidson, March 25 2004:

I just tried to disable the Macrovision using the method that Kendra mentioned, but I had no success. I got to looking on the box & I found that my player is a CH-DVD300Z with an "Obs" BIOS, manufactured 02-2004. My player has problems playing movies on Verbatim DVD+RW discs, but that's the only problem I've found so far.



Region code hack posted by Marcelo Martins, March 26 2004:

I tried the menu, 1, 9 and worked fine. Now I am able to play region 1 and 2 without any problem!



Region code hack posted by Andrys Basten, March 29 2004:

Confirmation of one type of working entry, posted by Anie

I got my unit from Radio Shack tonight, in California.
$50 there. $46 at Target across the street, but I
like the service at our Radio Shack.

It was shipped from Woodland to near San Francisco on 03/25/04 so I worried whether it would work, being so new.

The small sticky white label underneath says
CH DVD 300/I Manufactured: February 2004 BIOS: 39u

It didn't work with the instructions at the top of the forum topic.
Nor did it work with another set of instructions in which the writer implied that if it didn't work, one might be a dumbo.

However, I further on down read this one from someone in Canada.

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Region code hack posted by Andy, December 29 2003:

Just confirming the hack works with a CH DVD 300 bought 2003-12-29 at Wal-Mart Canada. The silver and black versions are stacked up together. At a tad less than $50 CAD pre-tax this has to be a bargain! The hack is trivial and the player includes the system conversion (PAL - NTSC).

Hack details:
Power up, no disk in. Status says READ then INSERT DISC.
Press MENU (status reads invalid key icon)
Press 1 (status reads invalid key icon)
Press 9 Menu is displayed.
Press ENTER on the region, digit turns to "-"
Press 0
Press ENTER again
Press EJECT to clear the special menu.
===

Other instructions left out that you need
(on units like mine) to press [enter] on Region option
before you can get a response to pressing 0.

It worked *beautifully*. This is great. I received PAL DVD-Rs from a friend this weekend and could not play them on my player. I can play them on my Apex 5131 (haven't done the patch yet) only if I run it through my SamSung
World system first, which I hear will degrade things a bit.

At any rate, what a boon. Worked right away with the instructions posted by Andy.

THANKS!





Region code hack posted by Default Gateway, April 04 2004:

Here it goes.

Switch player on and make sure there is no disc in the tray.
CLose tray and press menu,1,9.

A menu should appear with the region option at about the third line from the bottom. Press enter and enter the region you want. Next press open/close. Put in your movie and enjoy.




Other hack posted by RegUS PatOff, April 10 2004:

If you set the SETUP, VIDEO OUT to the wrong setting,
you will see no video -- blank screen.

Open and close the drawer with no disc.
Press the STOP button on the player for 5 seconds.
It will reset to Video/S-Video output.



Region code hack posted by confusedinkc, April 13 2004:

No longer confused in KC. I can confirm hack works on 02/04 machines. Bought mine Sat at Radio Shack for $25 after $15 rebate. Tested on a region 0 PAL DVD and it plays beautifully; ol' Vincent Price never looked better. Read many reviews of this model and seems about half the people think it's junk and the other half think it's great. Figured I'd give it a try & for $25, I can't go wrong. It is noisy while playing but I can get use to it. Hope it lasts longer than the 90-day warranty.

Thanks again for all the efforts.



Region code hack posted by SD, April 30 2004:

Bought mine at BestBuy for $35 after $5 MIR.
Mannufactured: March, 2004
BOIS: 49u

The above hack of MENU, 1, 9, ENTER, 0, ENTER, EJECT worked like a charm.

Thansk guys.



Region code hack posted by dagger, May 01 2004:

CyberHome Mini DVD PLayer CH-DVD-300U
S/W Version CYB310U.49U March 2004 BIOS:49U

Did the hack to change region codes to 0 and it worked but can't check if dvd play since don't have any other that US. Not a bad player with a nice picture but what is this voltage switching some one said? Friend wants to buy one for Italy when she returns.




Region code hack posted by dre, May 02 2004:

MAY 1st 2004 JUST bought this dvd player at BEST BUY $35 what a bargain within seconds i was playing REGION 1 dvds REGION 2 dvds AND region 3 dvds USING THE ABOVE menu 1,9 hack awesome



Other hack posted by Michael Bird, May 02 2004:

I made the mistake of setting the output wrong and ended up with a blank screen. I tried everything that I could think of and got nowhere. This morning I read the contribution saying to hold down the 'stop' button for six seconds and, with nothing to lose, decided to try once again.
I connected up the unit and got the blank screen.
Opened and closed the drawer with the buttons on the front.
Held down the stop button for 5-6 seconds - nothing.
Held down the stop button for about 20 seconds - BINGO.
The unit is now back to working really well on all regions.
I have disks from regions 1, 2, 3 and 4 and all work well on this unit.
I really appreciate all the postings from everyone. Thanks.




Region code hack posted by mixpdf, May 15 2004:

Purchased May 15th for $50 at Walmart Canada.

Manufactured March 2004.

CH-DVD 300Z BIOS 10F.

"Menu-1-9" works but unable to enter "0" from the number keypad. Had to hit the "enter" button continually to scroll through the region numbers and get to "0". I ignored the password line.

That password is probably associated with the parental lock because the lock level setting is shown right under it.



Region code hack posted by Jackal70058, July 04 2004:

Region Hack
Many people seem to complain that they can't get the region hack to work. I have explained it out in as much detail as anyone could put it, so try to follow along. If it helps, you may want to print this out and have it with you while doing this.
You will need the remote control.

1. First make sure there is no disc in the player, and there is no obstruction in front of tray. (Glass door, etc...) Close the tray.
2. Press MENU on the remote (Ignore the 'NO' symbol that appears)
3. With the remote, press 1, then press 9 (Ignore the 'NO' symbol that appears)
4. A menu should appear.
5. REGION CODE should already be hilighted. If you want to change this, press ENTER on the remote. Then type a region code you want the player to have. (0 is all region) Then press ENTER on the remote after changing the setting.
6. To exit the menu and save your settings, make sure nothing is in front of your player (Glass door, etc...) and push OPEN/CLOSE with the remote.

I hope this explains it better. If it does not work in your player, you may have a version that cannot be hacked. There are two versions of this player, one with a power switch on the back and one without. The one with a power switch is an different version and may or may not accept this hack. The model without the switch does accept it.
This hack works in my CH-DVD 300 and I hope it works in yours, too.



Other hack posted by jackal70058, July 06 2004:

Parental Control Hack
This hack allows you to change the Parental Control and Passcode without knowing the Parental Passcode. It sould be easy for anyone who has sucessfully tried the region hack and is useful if you want to watch a restricted disc but do not know the passcode.
You will need the remote control.

1. First make sure there is no disc in the player, and there is no obstruction in front of tray. (Glass door, etc...)
2. Press MENU on the remote (Ignore the 'NO' symbol that appears)
3. With the remote, press 1, then press 9 (Ignore the 'NO' symbol that appears)
4. A menu should appear.
5. Use the Down Arrow to highlight the PARENTAL CC. If you want to change this, press ENTER. Now type the Parental Control setting you want with the remote (8 is the highest setting, press 8 on the remote for a fully unlocked player). Then press ENTER on the remote after entering your new setting.
6. Use the Down Arrow to highlight the PARENTAL PW. If you wnat to change this, press ENTER. You can enter any 4-digit code here. WRITE IT DOWN! DON'T FORGET IT! Press ENTER on the remote after you enter the 4-digit code.
7. To exit the menu and save your settings, make sure nothing is in front of your player (Glass door, etc...) and push OPEN/CLOSE with the remote.

I hope this information is helpful for someone out there. This hack works in my CH-DVD 300 and I hope it works for yours, too.



Other hack posted by jackal70058, July 08 2004:

Parental Control Hack
This hack allows you to change the Parental Control and Passcode without knowing the Parental Passcode. It sould be easy for anyone who has sucessfully tried the region hack and is useful if you want to watch a restricted disc but do not know the passcode.
You will need the remote control.

1. First make sure there is no disc in the player, and there is no obstruction in front of tray. (Glass door, etc...) Tray should be closed.
2. Press MENU on the remote (Ignore the 'NO' symbol that appears)
3. With the remote, press 1, then press 9 (Ignore the 'NO' symbol that appears)
4. A menu should appear.
5. Use the Down Arrow to highlight the PARENTAL CC. If you want to change this, press ENTER. Now type the Parental Control setting you want with the remote (8 is the highest setting, press 8 on the remote for a fully unlocked player). Then press ENTER on the remote after entering your new setting.
6. Use the Down Arrow to highlight the PARENTAL PW. If you wnat to change this, press ENTER. You can enter any 4-digit code here. WRITE IT DOWN! DON'T FORGET IT! Press ENTER on the remote after you enter the 4-digit code.
7. To exit the menu and save your settings, make sure nothing is in front of your player (Glass door, etc...) and push OPEN/CLOSE with the remote.

I hope this information is helpful for someone out there. This hack works in my CH-DVD 300 and I hope it works for yours, too.



Region code hack posted by DVDfanatico, July 28 2004:

I own two CH-DVD 300's and also the portable CH-LDV 712. (For info go to www.cyberhome.com) I'm very pleased with my CyberHome players. I think all CyberHome players and recorders can be hacked via remote.

The hack is slightly different for older and newer 300's. For 300's made in Feb04 or earlier (BIOS 39u and an EFFECTS equalizer key on the remote) turn the player on with no disc in the tray. Press Menu, (ignore the NO sign) 1,9. A Menu will pop up and you can set the player to all regions by pressing the number ZERO on the keypad. For players made in Mar04 or later (BIOS 10s and volume controls on the remote) turn the player on with no disc in the tray and press Menu, 1,9. A Menu will pop up and press ENTER until you get to the number ZERO to set the player to play all regions.



Other hack posted by markus, August 12 2004:

This is a confirmation on some things mentioned for the CyberHome DV-300 and DV-300S:

1) The region code hack works. I have two DV-300's, one bought in Canada in Dec 2003 and another in US in June 2004. Different menus appear with the hack, the older one lets you select the number, where as the newer one will require you to press Enter in order the region number to change. Setting the region to 0 will allow viewing all regions (I have 1, 2, and 6 disks.)

2) The unit has a automatically voltage switching power supply. This means that you can buy a DV-300 in US or Canada (or presumably anywhere they are sold) and take it to Europe. I first tried the older unit with a electric plug converter (but no voltage converter) and it worked fine. After that I cut off the US electric plug with scissors, peeled the two copper leads and installed a local plug purchased from a local hardware store. Make sure not to short circuit the coppers or leave naked wire visible.

3) In order to get color display on an European PAL system TV you have to go to the setup menu and set output to PAL.

4) If your European TV does not have the RCA video and audio in plugs, but has a SCART/EURO-AV connector, you will have to purchase either a converter or a RCA to SCART cable. A converter can cost EUR 3 to EUR 50, and I can not see why the expensive one would be so much better, in particular if your DVD player has costed 40 Euros... If your TV only has antenna in connector (must be an old one), you will either have to lead the DVD picture through a VCR with RCA or SCART in, or purchase a modulator; this will be the case with any DVD, not only with the DV-300.



Region code hack posted by DVDfanatico, September 02 2004:

To Jack: Don't set your player to PAL unless you're in a foreign country and your TV is PAL. Your player will automatically play PAL or NTSC and send the correct signal to your TV. Most TV's in the U.S. are NTSC. If your PAL movie jitters try another PAL disc or exchange your unit.





Region code hack posted by sergio17, October 24 2004:

I got this DVD player about 3 weeks ago from Best Buy. The region free hack (menu-1-9) worked out fine and set it from region 1 to region 0 (region-free). I tested it by playing region 2 and region 5 DVDs. Everything works somehow.

However, the picture quality by playing a non-region 1 DVD is pretty poor. The aspect ratio is not quite correct (I see some black strips at the top and at the bottom of screen, which do not appear if I play the disc with my old DVD player, Daewoo DVD-5700, which was also hacked from region 1 to region 0 according to the suggestions on this site). Moreover, sometimes the picture motion is not very smooth compared to the above mentioned player, it looks like some frames are dropped. I estimate the descontinuity of the movement appears about every 10-15 seconds, which is very annoying.

On the other hand, I showed this player in action to some my friends. Most of them have not realized that something is wrong with the motion after a quick test. But they all agree with me that some frames are missing after I showed them how it works with another DVD player, where the motion is perfectly smooth. Well, I would say if you have not seen the movie yet and concentrate on the story, you probably won't realize the discontinuity.

This player is able to read my own movies produced with a digital camcorder and Pinnacle 9 software. I tested it on playing a DVD+RW, which my old player cannot play at all.
On the other hand, the new one does not play copies of my movies that I did by copying DVD+RW to DVD+R of DVD-R by using Nero. Surprisingly enough, the Daewoo player can play them, even if the manual specifies that it should play DVD-R's only. I used various types of DVD media to make a copy and also burned DVD+R's directly. But no matter what I did, the effect is the same (computer, however, plays them all fine). I have also experimented with SVCD's. Both players can play my slide shows on SVCD produced with Roxio suite, version 7.



Other hack posted by krolpolski, November 13 2004:

<b>VIDEO SETTING FOR DROPPING THE FRAMES WITH PAL DVDs</b>

I have noticed a small problem with this model that it would drop frames at different intervals. It only drops with PAL dvd's I know that few people had troubles with it described above. Please listen carefully to me how to fix to get the smooth video transition for the PAL dvds here is the fix that works:

<i><b>1) Make sure there is no disk in.
2) Hit the <u>Setp</u> key on the remote control.
3) Then go to <u>Video</u>
4) Hit <u>Enter</u> key on the remote control
5) Go to <u>TV system</u>
6) Hit <u>Enter</u> key on the remote control
7) Set the <u>TV system</u> to <u>Auto<u></b></i>

This helped me very much of not dropping the frames on the CyberHome DVD-300 with no dropped frames. Anyone with problems with Boxed Sets of Stargate Sg-1 from the 5 to 7+ seasons please let me know how to fix the problem of lost first chapters of the shows.



Region code hack posted by bugmenot, November 20 2004:

CH-DVD 300MU
Manufactured OCT 2004
BIOS: V0F

Purchased it for $25 @ Best Buy (Nov 2004)

When I do the Menu - 1 - 9

all I see is a rectangular box that says "1"

When I try to change it, it does not work. When I hit "Enter", the box disappears. Any suggestions?

Thanks!



Region code hack posted by niranjan_bv, November 20 2004:

I too purchased new Cyberhome CH-DVD 300S from Bestbuy.

When I tried to use the other hack menthods .. I too found
the same problem ..

When I do the Menu - 1 - 9
I see is a rectangular box that says "1".
When I try to change it, it does not work. When I hit "Enter", the box disappears.

So, what I did to set the region free zone "0" is as
follows. I believe this method is for newly manufactured
DVD players.

1. First make sure there is no disc in the player, close the tray.
2. Press MENU, 1, 9 on the remote. You will see a rectangular box that says "1".
3. Now press the up arrow (above Enter button). It will change to 2. If you continue to press up arrow again it will change till 6. For selecting "0" press the down arrow.
4. Once you see your wanted no. in the rectangular box, press ENTER button.
5. Switch off the DVD, switch it on, put any region disk (If you have selected "0") watch and enjoy.




Other hack posted by Dagoon, November 23 2004:

Great Player, Can play everything I throw at it no problem. I just purchased two more and would like to convert one of them to 12v. I have the 12v Blaupunkt ME1 now, but its never been a good player. I like the dvd300, it's smaller and compact size would be perfect for my van and car.

I took it apart to look at the inside.
The power board is separate from the DVD motherboard.
There are four wires that run from the power board to the DVD board. One 12v lead, One 5v lead and two ground wires.
Any suggestions. And please no one suggest purchasing a voltage inverter. They are bulky and not an option.



Region code hack posted by sioivo, November 29 2004:

This hack work on both:

Manufactured: May 2004
CH-DVD 300ZS1
BIOS: 0E.4M
&
Manufactured: June 2004
CH-DVD 300ZS1
BIOS: 0FS

Step:
1. Power up, no disk in.
2. Press MENU (status reads invalid key icon)
3. Press 1 (status reads invalid key icon)
4. Press 9 Menu is displayed.
5. Press ENTER on the region. (Keep pressing ENTER until region change to 0)
6. Press EJECT to clear the special menu.
7. Press EJECT again
8. DONE!!!



Region code hack posted by gte98, December 05 2004:

I bought my Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 from Best Buy for $38 plus tax on Nov. 30, 2004. The BOX says Region '1'. I tried the earlier suggestions on Menu 1,9, select region 0 etc. Didn't work. Tried latest suggestions, and it works. Basically,

1. Hook up the DVD player. Red/White/Yellow to TV, plug in
DVD power supply.
2. Use Remote, Turn DVD Player ON.
3. Open tray and close tray. Make sure no DVD on it.
4. MENU 1 9 <-- 3 keys pushed one after the other.
5. A rectangular white screen shows up, with '1' in the
middle.
6. Use up and down arrow. UP changes 1 to 2,3,4,5,6.
DOWN changes to 0. Change '1' to '0'
7. Hit ENTER
8. Open and close tray again.
9. Try a Region 2 or 6 DVD.
10. DVD works.
11. DVD Player is now Region FREE.
12. DONE.



Region code hack posted by gte98, December 06 2004:

Additional comment. I think the Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 unit
I bought from Best Buy on Nov. 30, 2004,... is a later (or newer) manufacturing version. So, depending on when your unit was made,.. the HACK technique may change. The other thing that I need to mention is that although the box it came with is marked "Region 1". In fact, after I tried the 1st technique and gave up,... the one that says REGION List shows up at the bottom of the screen after "Menu 1,9". Well, I sticked in a Region-6 DVD that I borrowed,... anyways
( without having hacked the DVD Player ). I was surprised that the DVD played !! So, the unit I got may in fact already be Region-FREE, although the box did say "Region 1". I know the Region-6 DVD I borrowed is definitely a Region-6 DVD because it didn't play in my 2 other SONY DVD Players. When played on the Sony, message came up "ERROR" on the TV Screen. The above info. is just for your info. -- my experience. Bye.



Other hack posted by RegUS_PatOff, December 18 2004:

12v conversion

I was thinking the same thing.

I decided on a "pocket power converter"
search on eBay (watch shipping $ )

ACE Hardware has them.
also WalMart, Target and Radio Shack.

70w would work
there's also 175w and up

($10-30)



Region code hack posted by eagleheads, December 19 2004:

I just purchased this unit in December 2004 from Best Buy for around $30. It has a manufacture date of November 2004.

The most recent hack, in which a window/box opens up after going through the "menu, 1, 9" sequence, does indeed work. When the box opens up and shows "1", simply press the down arrow to scroll it to "0" and then press "enter."

My region 2 DVD played just fine...

A solid, weighty little machine and a bargain at that price.

Thank you to the cleaver hackers out there, and to this website for the info.



Region code hack posted by moraize, December 28 2004:

Hi Guys, Mine was manufactured on July 2004.

After pressing Menu+1+9, appears a menu, and the first line is the region it's at this moment, in may case(Brasil), it was 4. To change I had to press Menu until 0(zero), apeared.
It's now region free...






Other hack posted by Steve #1, January 05 2005:

12V Conversion

Here is how I converted my CH-DVD 300 to 12V:
Pics and basic information can be found here:
http://fordtruckworld.tenmagazines.com/mygallery.ten-id-153-album-28459

Additionl information:
I did this conversion almost a year ago so I'm a little sketchy on the specifics, but here goes. The player requires 5V and 12V at approximately 5-7 amps (don't remember exactly) and draws .5 amps in standby mode. You can't use a cheep universal 5V converter as they generally can't handle the amp load. You will also need a regulated 12V supply (your vehicle electrical system is ~14.7v when the motor is running). If the voltage isn't right or you can't supply the amps, the unit will not work.

I used a Micro Linear power controller which I was lucky enough to find on eBay for $5. Similar units will run $75+.... if you can find a supplier that will sell you just one.

The CH-DVD 300 operates surprisingly well in a vehicle and I've only noticed it skip on rare occasions while playing VCDs, everything else plays fine... and this is in a short wheelbase 4X4 truck.

Downside: I felt the amp draw on standby was to high so I have it wired to power off with the key. If you're watching a DVD and power down, when you turn it back on it will always start back at the first of the disk.



Other hack posted by mazinz, January 14 2005:

This is in response to the hack post:
"posted by krolpolski, November 13 2004:
VIDEO SETTING FOR DROPPING THE FRAMES WITH PAL DVDs"

Krol mentions setting the machines video mode to auto to fix the every now and then frame skip on a PAl dvd (when converting to ntsc). The problem with setting this (at least for those in the US) to auto instead of ntsc, is that the player will play the disc and convert the pal pic to ntsc like it should. However it keeps the pic black and white (as if no conversion is being done). You have to set it to ntsc in order for it to play a PAL pic correctly. Either way it still plays quite nicely and worth the money



Region code hack posted by Elroy82, January 21 2005:

An UPDATED process for new (manufactured DECEMBER 2004) DVD-320 which is simply Target's own number for otherwise-identical DVD-300:

1. Make sure unit is in "NO-DISC" status, ie: a "No Disc" message will finally appear in upper corner of screen whenever power is on and DVD-tray is CLOSED but EMPTY;
2. Press MENU (once only), noting that nothing new appears on screen;
3. Press "1" then "9", NOW noting the region-number at screen-center;
4. DO NOT press ENTER until the shown region-number is what you want -- which you change by using UP/DOWN arrow-keys;
5. Press ENTER only to save and close region-number window;

As in past units, region-number 0 is still presumably the region-free setting; Notes: The 320 here has Bios V13, tested under original-default setup conditions (NTSC, etc).. Also, for what it's worth, the sticker-names on bottom of Target's 320(DEC 04) and of Walmart's 300(NOV 04) are actually "DVD320MU" and "DVD300MU", resp.




Region code hack posted by LCSHG, January 25 2005:

I have a CH_DVD300 [mfg May 04] Hack as written by sioivo 11/29/04 works fine. If you set this unit to 0 and than hit Enter, you will go right back to region 1. Other hacks will most likely work on different versions. Try them. If the unit hangs you can always reset to default by holding the stop key ON THE UNIT not the remote.



Region code hack posted by adrianchong, February 21 2005:

Bought a Cyberhome CH-DVD-300 from Wal-Mart Feb
2005.
Manufacture date October 2004.

The menu,1,9,<enter>, 0,<emter>,,<eject> hack does
not seem to work anymore.
menu,1,9,<enter> still brings up the region screen, but
hitting <enter> or a number key makes the screen go
away.

I find by trial and error that the arrow keys will work.

So if the original hack (menu,1,9,<enter>,
0,<emter>,,<eject>) does not work for you on a late
model unit, try:
Menu
1
9 region screen with a 0 should show)
<down arrow> (the 0 should change to 1)
<enter> (region screen goes away)
<eject> on the player

I played my one and only region 3 disc and everthing
worked. All the DVD keys.
(on my Initial 9510, the disc played the intro, but none of
the keys worked so I got stuck at the menu screen)




Region code hack posted by at2ecw, March 02 2005:

I bought a cyberhome dvd player from wal mart today and it works great! The hack works perfectly and now i am watching the neverending story (uncut) dutch REG. 2 PAL DVD and it looks/sounds awesome! All i done was :

1. pushed "menu"
2. pushed " 1 "
3. pushed " 9 "
4. it came up with a box that said " 1 "
5. i pushed the down key and changed it to " 0 "

now it is region free!

model # CH-DVD 300MU BIOS: VOF

Many thanks for all the postings on here! You guys rock!



Region code hack posted by Vijay, April 01 2005:

I am from INDIA My fiancee bought a CYBERHOME CH-DVD 300 dvd player "Manufacture date July 2004" from US last month and it works great! The hack works perfectly and now we able to watching Region 5 (INDIA) Discs its works great. All i done was :

1. DVD player Power on
2. Open tray and close tray (Don't use Remote). Make sure no DVD on it.
3. Pushed "menu"
4. Pushed " 1 "
5. Pushed " 9 "
6. It came up with a box that said " 1 "
7. To change the Region code selected " 1 "
8. Pushed "ENTER"
9. I pushed the down key and changed it to " 0 "

Now it is REGION FREE !

Many thanks for all the postings on here!
GREAT WORK !!!!
Thanks
Vijay




Region code hack posted by ray, April 03 2005:

hello. thank you all for the info, but my CyberHome ch-dvd300 dvd player was a problem child. menu, 1, 9 did not work. I found another way. I pressed menu, 1 and a gray bar with the number 1 appeared, I used arrow down, under the enter key and a zero appeared. I pressed enter and tried it. IT WORKED!!!! Hope this helps others. Ray in New Mexico.



Region code hack posted by agand, April 25 2005:

One modification to the hack:
Hack details:
Power up, no disk in.
Press MENU
Press 1
Press 9 Menu is displayed.
- at this point pressing ENTER cleared the screen.
- i could not change the number displayed.
Press arrow-down or arrow-up to change the region,
Press ENTER again
Press EJECT to clear the special menu.
The rest is history. Hope this can help.
Enjoy.



Region code hack posted by Mariano, May 14 2005:

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Region code hack posted by bela, May 19 2005:

I purchased one this week (May 2005) and the 1,9 hack didn't work -- AT FIRST.
Before trying it, go to 'SET UP' menu and turn off the 'Screen Saver' function.
Then:
-hit 'MENU' (nothing appears to happen)
-hit '1' (nothing appears to happen)
-hit '9' and a gray bar with a white numeral '1' should appear.
-down arrow until '0' is chosen
-hit 'Enter'

Voila.



Other hack posted by JEDI2003, May 23 2005:

DIFERENT MODELS

IF YOUR MODEL SERIAL NUMBER BEGINS WITH MU-, IS YOUR LUCKY DAY, THIS MODEL IS MORE STABLE, READS +R AND -R DISCS, CD+G (KARAOKE CDs), AND CAN READ DVD-MP3, SHOWING DIRECTORYS AND LONG NAME FILES.



Region code hack posted by Phantom and Valjean, May 25 2005:

1. Turn on the DVD player.<p>2. Press OPEN/CLOSE. The trey will open. Confirm that the trey is empty.<p>3. Press OPEN/CLOSE. 4. Press MENU, 1, 9.<p>5. Select the desired region via the up and down arrow keys. (Select 0 for multi-region capability.)<p>6. Press ENTER to confirm your choice. (Forgetting to press ENTER before proceding with step 7 will cancel the selection you made in step 5.)<p>7. Press OPEN/CLOSE. If you plan on watching a DVD, place it on the empty trey. If not, press OPEN/CLOSE again to close the trey. Good luck!



Region code hack posted by Fredvp, June 07 2005:

I just bought a second CyberHome CH-DVD300 and after you enter the 1-9, the old menu is not the same as my first machine. It now only shows a large gray box with the current region code in the center, the only way I could change it was to move up/down arrow keys on the remote. It moves up as far as six (6) and down as far as zero (0). I moved it to zero and hit enter. It now accepts all region DVDs.



Region code hack posted by AR, June 08 2005:

Hi,

I just bought a CH-DVD 300 on 06/05/05 from BestBuy. The hack is slightly different for my model:

1. Power on.
2. Make sure there is no disc in tray.
3. Press MENU on the remote.
4. Press 1, then 9 on the remote.

A menu appears with the Region Code already highlighted. I was unable to change the region with the up/down arrows or by inputting a number directly. By pressing ENTER repeatedly, however, the selection scrolled through regions 0 to 6. Scroll through until it reaches 0 (or your required region), then DO NOT press ENTER again to lock in the code, as previously described, as it will just scroll on to 1. Instead, open and close the tray. Confirm that the region has locked in by repeating steps 1 to 4, then open and close tray again.

I tested it on region 1 and 2 discs and it works fine.



Region code hack posted by Jeff Barnum, June 19 2005:

YES -- WORKS FOR "CH DVD 320" MODEL PURCHASED FROM TARGET 6/19/05
(APRIL 2005 MNFCTR DATE)

--No Disc
--Menu, 1, 9 in succession (nothing happens after "Menu" or "1" press)
--Use Enter key to change regions (use 0 for region free)
--"Save" by exiting w/ Open-Close key

Also,
THE DEFAULT VIDEO OUTPUT IS NTSC--LEAVE ALONE!!!
"Auto" does not work!!!
(You have to "hold 'stop' on the front panel for 5 seconds" as the manual states to revert it if you selected Auto; this DOES cause a reversion to region 1, too, as a previous poster stated.)

You know, I have a very nice Pioneer (DV-656A) player that I was recently able to region hack w/ IR codes thru an old Palm III and OmniRemote software... but the damn player didn't have an NTSC-Pal converter in it (!). But this unit, bought on sale for $38, has the video converter AND a voltage converter in it, and is VERY easy to hack!!!

NO VISIBLE VIDEO DISTORTIONS FROM NTSC-PAL CONVERTER! Obviously, this isn't what I'd use to really enjoy true DVD quality--I still have my nice DVD player hooked up to component vid (progressive)--but the picture degredation in the CyberHome model due to its obviously low-quality components is quite negligible.
NO FRAME LOSS THAT I CAN TELL FROM NTSC-PAL CONVERSION!!!

WELL-WORTH PURCHASE. Enjoy!!!
(My fiancee and I are watching Ally McBeal now--Amazon.co.uk, ~$30/season--which was never released in the US. "It's not just winning, it's winning ugly that matters." Fishism.)



Region code hack posted by Maroc, July 02 2005:

I just bought a cyberhome ch 300 from wal-art for $35 on 06/30/2005 and did follow the steps given (1)-Power on the unit (2)-Open and close tray (3)-No disc in tray (4)- Push Menu nothing will happen don't panic (5)- Push 1 again don't panic (6)- Push 9 and finally something happen :) you will see a gray box with 1 on it...in my case I pushed up/down til get 0 and (7)- Push enter and voila ! Region free dvd player...I will let you guys know when I come back from a trip to europe if it works or not.......



Region code hack posted by blah, July 15 2005:

Just bought two of these babies...both marked Manufactured May 2005.
Following the instructions above (turn on, open tray, close tray, [menu], [1], [9])
although the results were slightly different. I never got a menu, only a grey box
with a number (1) in it. I then used the down arrow to change it to 0 and then
hit [enter].

I restarted it and retried the process, and this time it showed region zero
initially. Good! Then i switched it to 4, and put in one of my region one dvds.
it gave me an error, saying wrong region. I reset it to 0 and then it worked. So i
don't have proof it still works for non-region 1, but it sounds good.

now to ship them off to the clinic i work with in honduras!



Region code hack posted by Mark, July 23 2005:

Here is my Region Free Hack for the Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 ! From reading all the other reports from the folks above, mine was a little different and here it is:

1.) Power on the unit, with no disc inside.

2.) On the remote, Press menu, press 1, press 9. (a small
menu pops on at the top of the screen).

3.) Make sure the Region line is highlighted.

4.) Keep pressing "Enter" until the Region changes
to "0".

5.) Power down Unit, You're now Region Free.

Even when my unit was unplugged for awhile, and plugged back in, it stayed Region "0" :)

This is a great little DVD player, I'm very happy with it :).....Good Luck to ALL !!!



Region code hack posted by Narasimham, July 24 2005:

Menu followed by 1, 9 and then pressing enter until the region code turns to 0 works. My player is now region free. Make sure you press enter until 0 and switch on and switch off.



Region code hack posted by Eugene, August 04 2005:

Turn your dvd player on.
Open the tray.
Press menu on remote control and after 1,9.
On your TV screen you will see number 1.
Change to "0" and press enter.
Congratulations!!! Your dvd player CODE FREE, now you can play any dvd disc.



Region code hack posted by new owner, October 23 2005:

CH-DVD 300ZG
MFG date July 2005
Bios 1a.4m
power on
no disc in drive
on remote, press menu (button marked as "PBC") 1, 9
region menu appears
press enter until 0 appears
press "return" ( below the |<< button) to exit.
now set as region 0, remains setting through power off, and at least 5 minutes after being unplugged, probably until it is reset.



Region code hack posted by TJ-MEX, December 05 2005:

Thanks for hacking info.
But I found out that my DVD player (CH-VDV-300MU BIOS:V13 October 2004)only work with this sequence:

*no disc in tray
*Press Menu,1,9 buttons
*to change region number, press UP and DOWN button to scroll the numbers showed in display (from 0 to 6)
*and press Enter button

I hope this slightly difference helps to anyone

Salutes from Tijuana, Mexico



Region code hack posted by da_nc, December 26 2005:

Turn on the Unit.
Insure NO DISC is in the player.
On the remote, Press MENU, 1, 9
Line one of the on-screen menu lists the region.

On the remote press ENTER till the desired Region Code is displayed.

Press Eject, load and play a disc from any region.
Verified by playing a Region 2 PAL disc that previously resulted in "Region Error".

This applies CH-DVD300ZA
BIOS: 03
DOM: Sept 05
Factory: A



Region code hack posted by MilwaukeeWI, January 02 2006:

This worked on the CH300 I got from Walmart for last Christmas (Dec 2004). I
just wanted to clarify a few things that confused me and that I didn't see
elsewhere:

You can take your time putting in the code. I mistakenly had the impression
you had to time it just right. But no.

Just close the tray with no disc inside, it will say NO DISC.

On the remote, press MENU, the "non-applicable" slash circle graphic comes
up.

Then press 1, (same slash circle), then press 9, and the menu pops up.

My menu says:

Region : 1
Password : ____
Level : 8. Adult

By default, the region number is highlighted. This is where I got confused. I
pressed the control pad on the remote left and right and up and down and
nothing changed the number.

The only way to change the number is to press ENTER on the remote and it
then cycles through all the numbers available. I was never given a chance to
punch in a number, I tried it and it didn't work.

While I was here, I also set my password code and looked through the choices
for LEVEL. I think it is a system to limit the type of movie that could be
played, for instance, if the DVD player was for a child's room, you could limit
the level to G, PG, or PG-13 and it wouldn't play movies rated worse than
that.

Pretty cool.



Region code hack posted by Chris, February 15 2006:

The procedure for changing the region code on my CyberHome CH-DVD300 seems to be just a teensy bit different from the above ones.

1. Turn on the player with no disc in the tray.
2. Wait for it to say "No Disc" in the upper left corner of the screen, then on the remote control press [Menu], then 1, then 9. Nothing will happen on the screen until you press the 9 but that's ok.
3. A "1" will appear. That's the region code. Use the up and down arrows to go to the region number you want, then press [Enter].
4. You're done!

I set mine to Region 0 to make it code-free and it's playing my Region 1 and Region 2 discs now without a problem.



Region code hack posted by gregor reti, March 27 2006:

The hacks posted did not work on mine. Mfg'd September 2004, Bios VOE.

Problem I had:
I got to the point where it displayed the currently set region (in my case "1"), but everytime I tried to push the "ENTER" the region code info disappeared. After that nothing changed regardles of opening/closing tray etc.

Fix:
When you have the region code window DO NOT HIT "Enter". Instead hit the "Arrow Key Up" or "Arrow Key Down" (right Above and Below the "Enter" button). This way you can navigate to our desired "0" then hit "Enter" and "Open/Close".

Now it works - Happy watching to everybody!



Region code hack posted by Doc Frank, April 05 2006:

Manufactured November 2005

Bios: 1A

This is slightly different from the other hacks as pressing the UP/DOWN arrows simply moved the selection box up and down & didn't change the region number.

1) No disc in, and tray closed
2) Press Menu, then 1, then 9
3) With Region highlighted, press ENTER repeatedly until you get to 0
4) Press the OPEN/CLOSE button to set the region
5) Enjoy you disc!



Region code hack posted by Amygdalaj, May 09 2006:

Just wanted to confirm the hack posted by Chris. This worked for my Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 that was manufactured in January 2006 (purchased May 2006).

1. Turn on the player with no disc in the tray.
2. Wait for it to say "No Disc" in the upper left corner of the screen, then on the remote control press [Menu], then 1, then 9. Nothing will happen on the screen until you press the 9 but that's ok.
3. A "1" will appear. That's the region code. Use the up and down arrows to go to the region number you want, then press [Enter].
4. You're done!



Region code hack posted by _friday_, May 14 2006:

Posted hack works for cyberhome ch-dvd300 purchased for $30 at BestBuy in May 06.

1. connect, then power on
2. press MENU
3. press 1
4. press 9
(menu will appear)
5. use arrow buttons to highlight "region code"
6. press ENTER
(a dash will appear after "region code")
7. enter desired region number
8. open and close tray to save

enjoy!



Region code hack posted by PJ, May 18 2006:

Menu 1,9 + scroll to 0 + Enter + Open/Close Button works fine. Thanks to all.



Region code hack posted by Andres, May 26 2006:

I want to Best Buy yesterday , got my unit for $29.99.
Back home, I was ready to apply the hack, but wanted to test first the unit.
I put a DVD from Denmark (don't know what region is but won't work with my other dvd players), it played right, no codes applied.
I was thinking maybe the unit programs itself the first time to the region of the 1st dvd played, so, I changed dvd's, placed one Region 1, it played right.
I don't know if the unit came region free from factory or
playing a DVD from other region first will change it.

Just wanted to share in case somebody wants to try this first





Region code hack posted by Peter, June 07 2006:

This hack works on CH-DVD300ML bios v.10


1. connect, then power ON and wait for message "No Disk"
2. press MENU
3. press 1
4. press 9
(menu will appear with region code number)
5. use arrow buttons (UP/DOWN) to change region code to "0"
6. press ENTER
8. open and close tray to save

enjoy!




Region code hack posted by brew4all, June 18 2006:

just got one at menards for 19.99 with rebate
manufactured mar 2006 bios v11
the following worked on it

1. connect, then power ON and wait for message "No Disk"
2. press MENU
3. press 1
4. press 9
(menu will appear with region code number)
5. use arrow buttons (UP/DOWN) to change region code to "0"
6. press ENTER
8. open and close tray to save
I tried a dvd from germany and it played just fine
as before it gave me wrong region
and even though the new box does not indicate ntsc/pal
it will play pal
:)



Region code hack posted by Secret Agent Man, October 14 2006:

I can confirm, that the Cyberhome DVD player model
CH-DVD300ZH manufactured in February 2006 with firmware BIOS 24.7M does work with the region hack.

1. turn unit on.
2. press open/close wait for NO DISC on screen.
3. press menu, 1, 9. (ignore the little circle in the corner)
4. region box appears. press ENTER to scroll thru regions until you reach the new region you want.
5. push open/close again.

done!

I set mine to region 0

I verified this with a region 4 (PAL) dvd I own. it works great. the picture IS IN COLOR. also played a region 1 (NTSC) afterwards to verify all is ok. The DVD Player adjusts to the dvd and plays appropriately. color and sound work fine. video doesnt appear to jump or skip. for normal viewing it is super!


This is indeed an easy hack for this player.




Region code posted by Kdosh, October 15 2006:

Hi, I have tried this hack with region 1 & 4, so I guess that we allready now that it works for region 1, 2 & 4 movies.



Region code hack posted by Dutchman, October 25 2006:

Note that some CH-DVD 300 machines MUST have the "enter" key pushed after entering the desired area code, and other MUST NOT have it pushed. For my machine, if the enter is pushed after the desired code, it goes to the next code.



Region code hack posted by Mendy Yadgar, November 30 2006:

1. Switch player on with no disc in the tray.
2. Close tray.
3. Press Menu, 1, 9.
4. A menu should appear with the region option.
5. Press enter and enter the region you want.
6. Press open/close tray button and put in movie.




Region code posted by adry, December 12 2006:

About the remote control:
I´ve spilled some coffee on my remote control and it´s not functioning anymore. Any help?



Region code hack posted by Owen, April 05 2007:

I purchased Cyberhome CH-DVD 300MU from Walmart in Florida about 3 years ago.

When I do the Menu - 1 - 9
I see is a rectangular box that says "1".


I set the region free zone "0" is as
follows.

1. First make sure there is no disc in the player, close the tray.
2. Press MENU, 1, 9 on the remote. You will see a rectangular box that says "1".
3. Now press the up arrow (above Enter button). It will change to 2. If you continue to press up arrow again it will change till 6. For selecting "0" press the down arrow.
4. Once you see your wanted region. in the rectangular box, press ENTER button.
5. Switch off the DVD, switch it on, put any region disk (If you have selected "0") watch and enjoy.




Region code hack posted by Stephen Ashton, April 11 2007:

With a year 2006 DVD 300:

Tray closed, no DVD
Hit menu, 1, 9
Use up and down arrows to change region number
Hit enter
Hit return
You MUST use the up and down arrows to change region, THEN hit enter and then return



Region code hack posted by Barry S. Bank, April 23 2007:

The instructions *did not* work for my Cyberhome CH-DVD 300.

Here's what did work:

1. Remove any disc in the tray.
2. Using the remote, turn the power off.
3. Turn the power on.
3. Open the empty tray.
4. Close the empty tray and wait until the player recognizes there is no disc in the tray.
5. Press "Menu, 1, 9".
6. A large rectangular area will appear in the bottom half of the screen; in the middle of the rectangle will be a single number that identifies the region to which the player is set.
7. Pressing the number keys on the remote will have no effect. Instead, use the up or down arrows above and below the "enter" button to change the region number. ("0" presumably is "region free".)
8. Once you have selected the region code (i.e., the number that now appears in the middle of the rectangle) press "enter".
9. Press the "opne/Close" button and the unit will save the selected code.



Region code hack posted by RavenHorse, October 16 2007:

Hey guys, I tried all the info on hacking my cyberhome 300MU and Nothing! I did all the instructions given on here 4 or more times and no grey box, no region menu, just the CyberHome bg. What am doing wrong,If I am doing something wrong. Plus I was given this dvd player by my older sister as a hand me down w/ no owners maual,when my other dvd player died. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanx!



Region code posted by RavenHorse, October 17 2007:

I tried the last hack region info by opening and closing tray, that was mentioned here before my 1st post and Yep, it worked. I set it to "0" Thanks a million!!!



Region code hack posted by senthil, March 17 2009:

This DVD is purchased around May 2005 in San Ant, TX .
The hack works beutifully.

Listed below the procedure

Empty tray.
Press Menu,1,9 using remote.

A small blue screen appeared with only a number.
Using UP or Down Arrow change the number.Then press Enter
Thats IT.

I made it to 0 it works for all regions i assume!!!






Region code hack posted by tacom6, January 10 2010:

Thank you all for posting the hacks. But.. my CH-DVD 300 was
handed down to me without the remote control unit.

Is there anyway to hack the region without it?

Thanks.



Region code posted by NiteCloak, February 15 2010:

Some additional useful information I have learned over the last 4 years from playing with my own Cyberhome CH-DVD 300:

1. Soft Reset:

If you no longer have your remote and/or you are stuck after changing to Progressive Scan (P-SCAN)video mode from the default S-Video have no fear. You can perform a soft reset using the buttons on the player itself. This will bring you back to factory shipped defaults including the default S-Video mode.

Under 'Setup' / 'Video' you have three options. Two of which are the default S-Video and P-SCAN. Changing to P-SCAN can result in you seeing either a black screen (possibly with audio) or a 'No Signal' screen (courtesy of your TV's own Firmware) you can perform a soft reset of your Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 by performing the following:

1. Remove any disc in the tray
2. Power off and on the unit from the front panel
3. Press and hold the STOP and PLAY buttons on the front
panel simultaneously for a minimum of 10 seconds.

When successful, your unit will reset. You will then need to reset your unit for region free (Menu 1,9) and any audio and/or video preferences such as 16:9 / 4:3 etc.



2. Many of the issues people experience with their player after 6months to 2+ years such as 'bad disc' messages or the endless 'Loading' message are because the laser head drive-train becomes 'sticky' and/or the motor that spins the disk begins to fail.

If the motor begins to fail, there is little you can do and the unit is so cheap to begin with it becomes financially pointless to spend money trying to get the motor replaced.

If the laser head drive-train is sticking there is definitely something you can do:

1. Remove the cover screws. (1 on each side and the 4 on the bottom)
2. Remove the cover.
3. With the unit powered ON open the disk tray by pressing Eject on the front panel.
4. Take special care not to touch the laser reading head.
5. The laser assembly/drive-train slides back and forth along two small metal runners. Using 3-in-1 oil (or finer electronics grade lubricating oil if you have it) and a Q-Tip gently lubricate both metal runners. Do NOT over lubricate as you do not want excess oil falling on the circuit board beneath.
6. Insert a DVD you know to work and close the tray.
7. Using your remote or the front panel, play the disk.
8. Watch the motion of the laser assembly, it has a tendency to stick at the extent of its motion where it reads the very outer edge of the DVD. You can encourage it to start playing/reading by giving it a gentle 'push' with your finger. This will do two things: 1. ensure that the laser assembly travels along the rails and self lubricates and 2. if the motor spins up and the player is now reading your disk correctly, you know it wasn't the motor.

This will not work for those players where the motor mechanism is starting to fail or has already failed. You can get some extra life out of your player by leaving the cover off and tapping the laser head assembly with your finger when needed but honestly, for $30, its probably better to replace it.





Region code hack posted by lcarmen, July 21 2010:

I want to be able to play dvds on my cyberhome ch-dvd 300 from japan




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