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Sony DAV-SB200

6 user region code comments

April 06, 2005 Post region code/hack comment
PostRegion code hack posted by dslator, December 01 2004:

Hack found for the Sony DAV-SB200 dvd player.

Contact me at for more details.

PostRegion code hack posted by dslator, December 07 2004:

Yes, but dvdchips are now charging £20 for the disc !

PostRegion code hack posted by dmanbelfast, December 09 2004:

Read this - it applies to the dav sb200 region 2 version and many other sony dvd players as well I imagine. I have tried it today on mine and it works a treat. Please note it is the small 4 byte file which worked for this system.

Region code hack posted by Boo, May 31 2003:
I tried the suggestions on this forum on how to make a LG-6188 region free (it was region 2 when I bought it).

First I tried the 314159 (pi :-) remote hack, but it didn't respond. Maybe because you need a special version of the remote as some have mentioned, I don't know.

Then I tried burning a CD-R with the contents of (for the 5000-series). If you don't know, it is a single file called "RMTM0000\SCARLET\KPJC19_1.DVD" (i.e KPJC19_1.DVD in a directory called SCARLET in a directory called RMTM0000 stoed in the root of the disk) burned on a ISO9660 filesystem. The file is 5242884 bytes long, and mostly full of zeroes. Putting the CD in the DVD brings upp the region code menu (where they spell "exit" as "exist" :-) I entered region 0 (region free) and "PAUSE" but the setting wouldn't work (I tried 0, 1, and 4 as that was the kind of DVDs I have).

Next I tried the RMTM0000.sit file. It contains a file with exactly the same name as in, but it is only four bytes long. The bytes (in hex) are "17 17 8C 00", in that order. Booting with this disc brought up the same menu as with the, but this time it actually worked when I entered "0 PAUSE".

It seems that this magic four byte file works, and the longer 5 megabyte one doesn't (on a region 2 LG 6188 that is). I can't rule out that the first disk did something as well, it just looks like the second one was what did the trick.

Now the player works like a charm even on The Patriot with RCE.

The local store wanted almost $40 to make the player region free, so searching the net paid off nicely.

The VCD/SVCD remote hack to bring up the 8 configuration bytes worked on the 6188, but since this model already has vcd+svcd+mp3+wma support (and scart, s-video, composite, digital audio out (RCA + optical) there is no reason to fiddle with it. My config values (if anyone is interested) were 55 53 00 DF 16 55 70 FF.

Thanks guys / gals!

PostRegion code hack posted by dmanbelfast2, December 09 2004:


Me again. Different username cos cant post two a day.

Sorry, you need some more details on location.

First download the 5 kb version from here,

Go here:- and choose the file for the sony avd-ls10.

Download the zip file,extract.

Now go to

In the extracted first file it should have a first directory RMTM0000 which leads to second directory SCARLET, replace the 5kb kpjc19_1.dvd file in here with the 4 byte kpjc19_1.dvd file from the second link. Now just burn a data cdrom with the RMTM000 as the main directory on the cdrom.

Insert the new disc in the machine, enter 0 for the region when prompted and hit enter then pause to exit.

Bye, tell me of your success stories!!

PostRegion code hack posted by vmx1200, December 20 2004:

The region free hack described by dmanbelfast "does exactly what is says on the tin". I have applied it to my DAV SB100 as stated (replacing the 5MB file with the 4KB file (big difference!!) and I now have a region free player.
Much better than paying £20 or even £5 .... thanks dman belfast! ... Happy Xmas

PostRegion code hack posted by Gazza, April 06 2005:

Many Thanks for the Hack..... works perfectly on my DAV-SB200
Regards Gazza

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