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Sony DVP-NS718H/B

21 user region code comments

October 10, 2020 Post region code/hack comment
PostRegion code posted by Majere840, June 16 2009:


No hack needed for this player. I bought this player in Australia and it plays both region 1 and 4 out of the box.



PostRegion code hack posted by renemox, August 01 2009:


A hack was needed to make a Sony DVP-NS718 with Region 2 bought i Denmark able to play Region 1 DVDs. Found this hack, which originally was written for a Sony ns305, but it also worked with this Sony DVP-NS718.

A Palm is required, in the original post on avforums.com (http://www.avforums.com/forums/dvd-player-hacks/66779-sony-ns305-hack-palm-m500.html#post482248) a Palm m500 was used. But I used a Palm Tungsten E2 with simular success.


What follows is the exact quatation from avforums:
Good Luck
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ste1010 (19-02-2003):
Well,, I managed to get my Paml m500 working long enough to try the hack on my Sony 305. (Palm is not working fully and is very temperamental)

The hack does work.

Here is what I did.

Load Omniremote software on Palm.

Create new category called dvd hack (use drop down in top right corner)

Create 5 buttons numbered 1 - 5.

Select Advanced>Database>export.

Check in Memo Pad on Palm. There should be an item:-
Category - DVD Hack

Synchonize the Palm with your PC and then open Palm Desktop.

Select Memo Pad and open the DVD Hack item.

On the right hand side of the screen you will see the five buttons with the default Hex codes below them.

Cut and Paste the following codes in place of the default ones as below:-

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

Resync the Palm again and check the new codes are there in memo pad.

Remove Palm from Cradle (OMNIRemote wont open whilst in cradle)

Open OMNIRemote and go to Advanced>Databases>Import Category.

It should then say IR Codes imported :5. Select OK

Then go to your DVD Player

Remove Disc and put in standby with DVD Remote.

Point Palm at DVD (I was obout 20" from the DVD with the palm).

Tap the buttons twice in order i.e

1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5

The DVD player came on and SUCCESS flashed in the Display.

Use the DVD remote to power the DVD off and then on.

Hack done.

Good Luck
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PostRegion code hack posted by spark001uk, August 19 2009:


I just bought a DVP-NS718H in the UK (region 2), and can confirm the 12345 hack works, however i don't have a palm device, and i couldnt get my laptop IR working, so i did it like this:

First, i dug out my old Nokia 6260 - any Nokia symbian phone N70 or older should work (7610, 3650, 6680, etc etc etc). Then i got hold of an application called Psiloc Total IR Remote (it's not free, but then anything's possible on the internet, *cough*). Anyway, installed it, then i got a CCF file of remote hacks from here: http://www.avforums.com/forums/dvd-player-hacks/125063-pronto-ccf-dvd-hack.html , download the file called Remote Hacks.zip, then after unzipping i sent the CCF to the phone via bluetooth, and when you open it, Psiloc automatically imports a list, which you tick off what you want, i just selected sony hacks and ticked the buttons 1-5. Then you select the device you just imported (or make a new one) and just put the phone's ir port about 3-4 inches from the dvd player and click the buttons thus: 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5. The player should say 'success' on the display. Then you use the player's remote to turn power off, and back on again. It worked a treat!



PostRegion code hack posted by florache, December 31 2009:


I've bought a Sony DVP-NS718H in Canada and it came with region 1 only. I cannot play my DVDs I've bought in Europe; this is so frustrating as my old Philips could play all regions no problem.
I've tried the hack mention here by spark001uk, but instead of a Palm or Nokia 6260 I've used my pocket PC with the "TV remote controller" v5.5 software from pdawin and the same "remote hacks.ccf" from http://www.avforums.com/forums/dvd-player-hacks/125063-pronto-ccf-dvd-hack.html
With the dvd player in standby mode I've sent 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5 and the player turned ON, but without displaying "Success", it just displayed Welcome. I've tried it a few times but didn't work. Any ideas?




PostRegion code hack posted by Alex2000, January 01 2010:


It is very old Sony hack.
in standby mode you send:
1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5
player ON
please re-send sequence again(when player ON):
1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5
P.S. You can use universal remote control for hack.




PostRegion code hack posted by florache, January 02 2010:


I've sent the code mention above in sequence 1122334455. In standby mode, it turns the player ON; if player is ON it turns it OFF.
I am not sure if Sony already changed the codes or I have some hardware incompatibility issues since I am not using the Palm.
Using a universal remote to send 1122334455 has no effect; player maintains its status (standby or play).




PostRegion code hack posted by WilliamHBonny, January 17 2010:


Purchased Sony DVP-NS718H in Canada. Input above codes into buttons 1 thru 5 using OmniRemote Pro into an old Palm IIIxe which I had hanging around. The older version of OmniRemote v1.171 does not have the Advanced menu feature for databases. Had to do it manually in the Memo Pad as Palm would not synchronize fully with the PC through Palm Desktop (nothing in the Desktop's Memo Pad).

Double checked codes.

1122334455 does not work for me in 'OFF' mode (there isn't really a 'STANDBY' mode that I can tell).

Player switches on as usual with 'WELCOME' message. Damn shame.

It seems that 1 thru 4 did nothing. Pressing 5 twice switched player either on or off in my case.



PostRegion code hack posted by Alex2000, January 22 2010:


May be try 1,2,3,4,5 and then 1,2,3,4,5 again?



PostRegion code hack posted by psmithy, April 24 2010:


It looks like Sony has changed things around as the 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5 does not seem to work. I too just get the unit to switch on without the success message. Did anyone find a way round this again?



PostRegion code hack posted by niceblokedave, July 11 2010:


Well i have made my region 2 Sony DVP-NS718H region free YAhoooooooo. I think i took the long way around LOL. I used my Sony PSP 1000 . You have to use the 1000 phat model because it is the only psp version to have a IR port to transmit to the DVD player . First your psp has to have custom firmware installed ( just look on the net how to install) on it and not the sony firmware it comes with . This can be used to play homebrew games but some clever bloke (Not me for sure) has made a program called 'ir shell' http://www.psp-hacks.com/forums/f133/tutorial-ins ... m-t252102/ . This site shows you how to install the program on your custom firmware and basically runs the psp1000 as a universal remote.This is like running a game so you can turn it on and off and does not effect your other psp programs.I then used the codes posted by renemox above (thx for that mate !) and a panasonic tv.rdf ( the psp will not understand .ccf files so that is why i created a .RRF) file to make my own sonyhack.rdf file and add it to my G:\IRSHELL\IRCODES file. If you turn on the psp 1000 (phat) and run the program'ir shell off your memory stick and select
1)ir remote view
2)sonyhack (the name of the file i created)
3)then press up,down,right,left,triange on your psp when the dvd player is in standby with no disc inserted.

up=1,down=2,right=3,left=4,triange=5

'success' will appear on the dvd display showing the code has worked and the player is now region free !!.

As you can see i only types the buttons for 1,2,3,4,5 and no more than that. So no 1122334455 or 1234512345 .

If anyone would like the .rdf file i used ( it is rough but works)ask and i will try and help. Not a pretty as using a palm but made use of what i had to hand. Cheers for your help to all the posters above.





PostRegion code hack posted by stars2000, July 29 2010:


I bought NS718H on Feb. have found some DVD can't not be played due to region recently. google the solution and find this site, it seems Sony had changed things around for this DVD player sold in Canada, I have tried OmniRemote on Palm 600 and Psiloc Total IR Remote on Nokia 6600, both way did not work. like other people reported in Canada, the player switch on and off with "welcome" message, no "success" message at all.



PostRegion code hack posted by niceblokedave, July 30 2010:


Hi,This appears to be a bit hit and miss on making it region free. I am starting to think its not a problem as to the country the player is bought but maybe more due to the age of the machine as to what software ( or even small hardware) changes it has in it before it is shipped. I have no idea how old my machine is as i bought it off ebay without its original packaging but i pressed all kinds of variations of 12345 before i got it to work . It appears that 5 is definatly the power on code which was great because even though my first attempts didn't work at least i knew that i was transmitting something LOL. have you :

Double checked your hex codes are entered correctly and there are no spaces at the start ?.

tried different combinations of 12345 (ie) 1234512345 or 1122334455 ?.

I'm just trying to play devels advocate really.

I'm taking my psp around a friends house to try and make his
Sony DVP-NS728H multi region soon. It appears to be a Sony DVP-NS718H with a usb port added so can't be that different a machine. I know he only bought it in the last 2-3 months so its quite a new unit so if i get it to work i will let you know what button combo it was.......



PostRegion code hack posted by stars2000, July 30 2010:


thanks niceblokedave, maybe you are right it is due to the age of the machine. I have tried different combination many times, 12345, 1234512345,1122334455,5544332211.no luck, not very sure about hex codes were entered correctly or not but i was coping the codes from renemox above. the second way is using ccf which spark001uk used. so i don't think the failure due to some mistake that i made.

hope there is a good news from you. thanks



PostRegion code hack posted by niceblokedave, July 31 2010:


It sounds like you are given it a blinkin good go to crack it.You are like me and don't like to admit defeat LOL. I copied and pasted the hex codes off the post above so know that they are correct so there is no problem there. I've tried to think of what conditions the machine was in when i did mine and thought of another couple of things :

I put my machine in standby by the machines original remote control before typing in the code. I don't see why that would matter rather than using the front panel but its worth a try.

There was no disc in the machine when i tried typing in the codes. This could be quite important.

Again really i'm just trying to bat some ideas around to see if we can crack it :-)

My work mate has been sent to India on business so i'm sorry to say i wont be seeing his machine for maybe a couple of weeks but he is keen to give it a go so i'm sure when he gets back he will want us to try pretty quickly.



PostRegion code hack posted by stars2000, August 02 2010:


Thanks niceblokedave

I put my machine in standby by the machines original remote control before typing in the code. I don't see why that would matter rather than using the front panel but its worth a try.

--- This is probably only thing I have a little bit unclear, I didn't see any standby key on the remote, so I think to put the machine in standby is like this: remove disc from machine, then click power off key on the remote, don't unplug the power cable, thus the machine is in standby mode, please correct me if i am wrong, I really hope that i missed something.

There was no disc in the machine when i tried typing in the codes. This could be quite important.

---- I am sure there was no disc in the machine.

Again really i'm just trying to bat some ideas around to see if we can crack it :-)

---- Thanks a lot. :)

My work mate has been sent to India on business so i'm sorry to say i wont be seeing his machine for maybe a couple of weeks but he is keen to give it a go so i'm sure when he gets back he will want us to try pretty quickly.

------ no problem, appreciate it if you can give us a feedback when you get time to try on your work mate's machine.



PostRegion code hack posted by niceblokedave, September 14 2010:


Sorry about the wait for my answer, It has been a bit hard to arrange a time to go around his house !. Right i went around last night, broke out the PSP and put his DVD player in standby so there was no display on the front of it and no disc in the drive . I pressed 1,2,3,4,5 on the PSP and the DVD player display said 'success' on it first go !!!. So the ns728H is the same as the 718h. I'm going to lend him some discs so he can try it out before buying films but in truth i'm confident that it has worked. I'm not sure if this info helps you out at all. I was thinking last night that when i used to be a T.V engineer (many years ago now) we used to check IR remotes were working by aiming aming them at a analogue radio. I found this comment online :

'Use an ordinary AM radio for testing remote control by simply pushing some remote button near the radio and moving the dial near the 500 Khz. If the remote is working you can hear the tone burst from the remote oscillator.'

We used to tune the radio,turn up the volume and aim the remote at the radio from about 15cm away. If the button you press on the remote is working you will hear a pulsing noise coming from the radio. I would try it for each of the 1,2,3,4,5 buttons and make sure it is transmitting . You wont know it is the correct HEX code but you will at least know if its sending a signal !.



PostRegion code hack posted by stars2000, September 21 2010:


Many thanks niceblokedave. so glade to see your reply, thanks for the detail info. I am not thinking that region thing very seriously right now, because I bought some Asian DVDs and seems the player can handle them very well, I start to think maybe the machine in Canada is region free, for the problem that i have it might because of disks. Anyway, thanks for your answers. Regards





PostRegion code hack posted by abir77, January 23 2011:


This method works with URC (Universal Remote Control)



PostRegion code hack posted by Sameer, July 03 2020:


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PostRegion code hack posted by Jim_Lowrey, October 09 2020:


How to change regions on Sony DVD.



PostRegion code hack posted by Brenda, October 10 2020:


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