What are Blu-ray and DVD region codes, country codes, multi-region or zone locks? Read DVD Player region codes and Blu-ray region codes.
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|October 11, 2008||Post region code/hack comment|
|Region code hack posted by Gary, October 22 2002:|
switch on the machine with no disc
Set your remote to
"DVD player" instead of "DVD recorder",
Press PLAY 159
at this point - - - - - digits will appear on the DVD player, type in 121 212 005 255 and press play
( you will notice there isnt enough DIGITS on the display panel ofr the whole code but enter ALL numbers and complete it )
Thats it, region free player.
|Region code hack posted by spiked, December 06 2002:|
Just bought Phillips DVDR880. Very happy so far. Prvious multi region hack failed to work so went searching and found this site:
The important info for me was this bit:
3. Using the number keys on your DVD player's remote control, enter the code 222 222 005 255. Note that this is 12 digits and the last digit will not show on the on-screen display.
NOTE: For players such as the Philips DVDR-980, DVDR-985 and DVDR-1000 units, you may need to use the code 121 212 005 255 instead.
For players such as the Philips DVDR-880 you may need to use the code 121 212 005 001 instead.
Just to confirm that last code was the winner. Multi region as of now :D
Many thanks to www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk and www.vcdhelp.com.
|Region code hack posted by spiked, December 07 2002:|
I must say that my last post was a mistake. I used that code off dvdreviewer (121 212 005 001) and it indeed enabled me to play Region 1 disks, however in my eagerness to post I hadn't tried any other regions. I can now say that that code prevents me playing Region 2 disks.
As an experiment I tried to use the (121 212 005 255) code to make me multi region or give me back my Region 2 but it did neither. I tried several times.
I then experimented further. Typing code (121 212 005 002), seeing as 001 gave me region 1, therefore 002 gives me Region 2......maybe....
Well I'm happy to say that it worked ..... but only as a toggle. I can now switch between being Region 1 or 2, which should beat RCE (untested) but is not what I really want. Multi-region for me, so the experiments will contimue.
|Region code hack posted by Richard Betts, December 12 2002:|
Typing code 121 212 005 001, enables region 1 and 002 enables region 2. I cant get 255 to work to allow multi region. I also noticed that my 880 in factory set region 2 allowed playback of non region encoded disks. After chaging to region 1 then back to region 2 using this hack, I am unable to play non region encoded disks.
I am interested why some machines seem accept the 255 code and others do not? Maybe this is a firmware issue?
|Region code hack posted by Kevin Dyos, December 13 2002:|
121 212 005 001, This gives region 1 access I replaced the 1 with a 7 and can now play region 1 and 2 without changing the code.I do not have any other regions to try.
|Region code hack posted by Richard Betts, December 13 2002:|
This hack will not work using the 159 play method. You must use RC6 code from palm pilot, AllforOne or any process that can send RC6. As last resorts try this ;http://home.hccnet.nl/r.de.haas/RC6/rc6_main_english.html its instructions on how to home bake a remote to send RC6.
Once the RC6 is sent the display will show ---------
WHEN ENTERING CODES THE LAST THREE NUMBERS WILL NOT SHOW.
Type code 121 212 005 001 on the remote followed by play. Insert a region 1 disk, the player should now play Region 1 disk.
Remove the region 1 disk and close door. Now send RC6 again and enter 121 212 005 002 on the remote followed by play. Insert a region 2 disk, the player will now play Region 2 disk.
Remove the region 2 disk and close door. Now send RC6 again and enter 121 212 005 255 followed by play. The player is now region free. All disks should now play! Give it a try it worked for me. Remember you can not use 159 play to set to multi region, not sure why but you canít. You must use the RC6 method!
Before trying this hack I did upgrade the firmware to ff11h. You can get this from http://www.dvdplusrw.org/video/firmware_download.html its very easy to do all you need is a CDR and a burning program that understands .cue files such as NERO.
Iím not sure that you need to insert a disk before each region change. I just did so to check that the region had change as required.
|Region code hack posted by sinon, December 17 2002:|
for sending RC6 command(RC6 4 235) you can use also your laptop with IrDA port(infra-red port).
I did it, yesterday and it works.
- Wake up your DVDR and go to system menu.
In "Remote control settings" change remote
control to "DVD player"
- No disc in DVDR
- Go to http://www.veg.nildram.co.uk/remote.htm and
download "remote13.zip" from there.
- Unpack it and start manybutt.exe
- In COM setting set your IrDA port (on my laptop it
- press "Reg Free" button.
- Local display on DVDR should change to "------------"
- Now, you can use your DVDR remote control for
sending "121212005255"- free regions
- press PLAY button on your DVDR remote control
- Local display should show "NO DISC"
- Your Philips DVDR is unlocked to regions free.
Let's make things better :-)))
|Region code hack posted by Robert Smith, April 02 2003:|
I tried all the above and failed so here's what worked for me!
The RC6,4,235 code can be sent using a OneForAll universal remote. To do so:
The remote should be set up to control the DVD (setup code 0539).
Then press the DVD button
Press the Magic button
Press 085. After the 085 the familiar dashes on the front panel display should appear.
And now enter the code;
121 212 005 255 followed by PLAY
Like Richard i was unable to get this to work via my dvd recorders remote (via 159 play).
I had the dvd remote set to player anyway but used my oneforall to insert the code above. so far so good. My Firmware is ff12h.
My player was bought in March 2003.
They made it better!
|Region code hack posted by Blank Frank, April 20 2003:|
I've tried all the other hacks and they're all pretty similar, but NONE of them have worked so far. Until now.
This one DOES! I've done it myself after trying several weeks with various variations on a theme.
1)Via the "System" button on your Philips remote, on your recorder, change the "Remote control used" from "DVD Recorder" to "DVD Player". Store it. (This is IMPORTANT!)
2)OK, bottom line: you now need the One-for-All 6 (URC7560) Remote. Just the supplied Philips remote will NOT do on its own. (Unless you want to build your own of course... No? Me neither). Set its "DVD" button with the code 0539 (see your One-For All's instructions or visit the One-For-All site for details.)
3)Point your One-For-All at the recorder and press the "Magic" button ONCE. Still pointing your "One-For-All" at the recorder, press 085. The display on the recorder should now change to eleven dashes.
4) Using your PHILIPS remote, tap in 121 212 005 255 (the last few digits will NOT be visible on screen but they WILL be there). Now press "Play" on your PHILIPS remote.
5)Power down your recorder, wait a few seconds and Voila!!. You now have a region-free beastie!!
As I said, this works for my set and it's firmware. Honest guv!
|Region code hack posted by finti, July 24 2003:|
I see there has been a lot of problem with different hacks with the code 121 212 005 001(or 2) well I thought 0 is the number for region free DVD`s at least it is for other brands. Havent tried it myself yet but for those who experiment with different numbers
|Region code hack posted by Dazzer, July 26 2003:|
Totally agree that the later firmware for the 880 needs an RC6 remote (such as the "One for All" 6).
My 880 was firmware ff12h and the Play, 159 trick, whilst appear to work on the display, does not work properly. Its a good trick to get around RCE, but that is all.
I upgraded the fware to ff12r but this still did not get around the issue. Don't forget after a successful region 1 test to use a region-dependent region 2 disk to make sure you truly are region free. A lot of disks (especially TV series etc) here in the UK are not region coded. Use a feature film or some-such.
For simplicity (I couldn't get the palm pilot to work) use a One-for-All 6 and follow the other posts. 121 212 005 255 worked best for me as the code sequence.
It also appears to be important to have the DVD set for a DVD player remote control.
This is important because, as the manual states, the DVD recorder will not respond to an RC6 remote unless in player mode. You can set it back when done.
Good luck !
|Region code hack posted by DAZZ2000, August 11 2003:|
MultiRegion Hack for DVDR-880 - Tested on Firmware FF12h
1) Via the "System" button on your Philips remote, on your recorder, change the "Remote control used" from "DVD Recorder" to "DVD Player". Store it. (This is IMPORTANT!) - Check your manual if unsure how to do this
2a)If you have a Palm V, Vx or M500 series get the 15 day trial version of Omniremote 2 here :-
Then go here for the file needed to program your dvd recorder with, using Omniremote :-
Once both programs have been downloaded copy all .prc files and also the omniphilips955.pdb file to your palm pilot using the Install Utility that came with it.
Now make sure no disc is in the dvd recorder and that its on and waiting - cd drawer closed. Go to Omniremote on palm and press the Omniphilips955 button thats now appeared in the centre of your palm screen. Press it once only and you should get the 11 dashes on your tv screen. If you don`t, press the button again. Be aware that the palm`s Infra-red range is limited so don`t be too far away.
If this works go to step 3...if not go to step 2b.
2b)OK, bottom line: you now need the One-for-All 6 (URC7560) Remote. Just the supplied Philips remote will NOT do on its own. Set its "DVD" button with the code 0539 (see your One-For All's instructions or visit the One-For-All site for details.)
Point your One-For-All at the recorder and press the "Magic" button ONCE. Still pointing your "One-For-All" at the recorder, press 085. The display on the recorder should now change to eleven dashes.
3) Using your PHILIPS remote, tap in 121 212 005 255 (the last few digits will NOT be visible on screen but they WILL be there). Now press "Play" on your PHILIPS remote.
5)Power down your recorder, wait a few seconds and
power back up. Try Region 1 disc and then region 2
to confirm successful.
If you have the technie knowhow I`d suggest updating the firmware at the same time...if you feel uneasy...don`t bother...better to have it working than not!.
Thanks to Blank Frank for the initial successful post of this Hack...I have merely expanded on the Palm side of it as I KNOW IT WORKS!.
Keep DVD Region Free!
|Region code posted by viny, December 29 2003:|
Just bought macrovision free Ebench KH 6777 DVD-player from Lidl's 69Ä. Now I can record copyprotected DVD's via scart cable.
|Region code hack posted by Marvin, January 09 2004:|
I've just spoken to an engineer (who happens to be fixing my DVDR890 - apparently there's been a load of probs with the DVDR890 and Philips have extended the warranty - contact your supplier if you have a faulty one) - and he suggested the following for a region free hack...
With disk tray open type 0000 0 (noughts NOT O's) then close tray (or might be 9999 0)he wasn't certain whether this would work, but it might be worth trying.
|Region code hack posted by RiskySteve, September 14 2005:|
This may save others some time. If you want to use the Oneforall hack listed
above, you may find the DVDR890 does not respond to the setting of 0539.
To fix this, use the Philps remote to select System Menu, then scroll down to
"Remote". There are two options, with the default being "DVD Recorder". Select
"DVD Player", then save and exit the menu system.
The Oneforall will then work with code 0539, and the hack mentioned elsewhere
will work. You can then change the Remote option back to "DVD Recorder" if you
|Region code hack posted by dMouse, October 11 2008:|
The unlocking instructions above DO work on 3.04, but you must follow them to the letter. For example, if you do not turn the recorder on from the front panel, it will not work. It will also fail if you have the tray open, as some instructions suggest.
Again, the instructions are:
1. Turn on the player from the front panel with no disc insterted
2. Press HDD List on remote and ensure Hard Disk is highlighted
3. Press PLAY
4. Enter 159 121 212 005 255
5. Press PLAY
6. Turn the player off
You'll know it's working correctly when you don't get a cross in the top right corner every time you press a number.
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