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|October 24, 2007||Post region code/hack comment|
|Region code hack posted by james potkukelkka, October 16 2002:|
Sony multiregion remote hack
This worked at least in my NS900V and I've heard that it should work in other Sony DVP-series players as well.
- 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:
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
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
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
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
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
|Region code hack posted by Michael Zenz, December 19 2002:|
Same hack as above but with codes for the philips pronto or similar:
(Device Code: 26.73 Function: 127)
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
(Device Code: 26.73 Function: 101-Angle)
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
(Device Code: 26.73 Function: 85-Video Off)
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
(Device Code: 26.73 Function: 95-SACD/CD)
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
(Device Code: 26.73 Function: 21-Power Toggle)
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
It seems, that this remote hack works on all Sony DVP-NS Players!
|Region code hack posted by Hackmeister, December 28 2002:|
The remote control hack here does work but you
have to press each buton TWICE. (eg
1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5). At least that is how I got it to
work on mine.
|Region code hack posted by Björn, January 22 2003:|
hello from germany,
i´m impresst.. we tried to hack a dvp-ns900 today an it works!! but you´ll to push the buttons once 1-2-3-4-5 and then after a short time again ->codefree
|Region code hack posted by ronners, February 06 2003:|
yip tryed this on my ns900 and it works perfectly, now multi region hurray
|Other hack posted by George Jetson, February 16 2003:|
What does function 127 do? and does this hack really disable the color burst for the s-video output for NTSC?
|Region code hack posted by Shareman, March 06 2003:|
Just to save you all alot of work here you can download the working .ccf file for Sony DVD Players. I used TVRemote for PocketPC to send the codes. Put the DVD Player in standbye mode and press 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 after these codes the player will turn on. Just repeat the same codes again, and the player will go back to standby mode.. You now have a region free Player. Enjoy!!!
|Region code hack posted by The Ocelot, March 23 2003:|
What remote software has the option to use hex? For pocket pc, not palm OS.
|Region code hack posted by Kiriakos the Maniatis, March 25 2003:|
I am one of those people who haven't any palm computer or a special remote but want to hack their players. After a lot of research i found the perfect solution. There (http://www.abc.se/~m1019/dvdplusrw/regionfree/) i found the ultimate and easy way to send those special codes to my player. The hardware is ultra easy to make (i used a broken remotes ir-led installed directly on serial port-no resistance needed), and the software (pronto.zip) just super. With copy-paste from the above codes (pronto style),(10 times in the raw) and on every paste, clicking the "send" button twice (20 clicks total on the "send" button). It is important to keep very sort distance between sending ir-led and player's ir-recever. It worked for me on 3 players (SONY NS900, 705, PHILIPS 723 with other codes) with no need for a second try!!!!
P.S: Use Pronto with this simple hardware, and not ProntoIrDA!!
|Region code hack posted by John, March 28 2003:|
I have a Sony DVP-NS700P. I've been trying the remote hack that has been talked about using a Palm Pilot V and the OmniRemote software. But have had no success. Any suggestions?
|Region code hack posted by Mike, April 14 2003:|
This hack does NOT work with the NS755V Player, I tried the pronto codes that are listed.
|Region code hack posted by gt6man, April 16 2003:|
Also to confirm, the software and .ccf file Shareman posted works a treat. It was a few minutes' work to download the software onto my Ipaq, load the codes and hack my Sony NS900, exactly as described.
|Region code hack posted by nottheone, April 17 2003:|
Confirmed using PocketPC plus file supplied by shareman. (thanks friend). Took 1 min to install the software and file to Pocket PC, 20 seconds to unlock the player (NS900V purchased in EU).
NTSC plays back fine in colour using S-VHS output. Reports of B&W are possibly TV related, eg I have (always) to choose between one of two S-VHS "inputs" when selecting input type on my TV. One of which results in B&W and the other in colour. This is true for both my DVD player and Playstation 2 and is possibly because TV is using 4 connectors slots which are actually sharing 2 real (physical) connections to the signal decoder. Try swapping connector positions...
|Region code hack posted by John Corby, May 01 2003:|
Paul b contacted me following my comment here (I couldn't email you for some reason). Here is my reply.
I just used the 5.4 demo version of the software, which I installed on my trusty (read old) Ipaq 3630.
I assume you have the software operating in CCF mode and Output set to the Built in transmitter and that you have loaded the CCF (well Duh!).
PC IR transmitters are low power devices, so you need to be really close - a couple of inches worked well.
I then just put the DVD into standby, stepped through the 5 functions 1-5 in turn and waited for a few seconds - the DVD went out of standby. I then ran the 5 codes again and it was done.
It took me a couple of attempts before I got it right and I had to be pretty close to the DVD with the two ports aligned.
|Region code hack posted by Bobl, June 20 2003:|
The Hack put up by Shareman 06 March 2003 worked fine on my Sony DVP NS430. I used a Tosh e740 pocket PC. Many Thanks to Shareman
|Region code hack posted by Gd, June 29 2003:|
I used the Ipaq solution on my Sony DVP-NS900 and it worked perfectly ! I followed the following procedure.
put in DVD zone 1 -> rejected
Put in Stanby
1122334455 via the ipaq
DVD Player switches on
1122334455 via the ipaq
DVD player switches back to standby
put in DVD zone 1 -> works great !
|Region code hack posted by Nicodemus, August 11 2003:|
Anyone ever tryed this on the DVP NS500V ?
Are there any codes to return it to a fixed region only, in the case it wont work with the RCE-protected discs ?
|Region code hack posted by Yoda, September 22 2003:|
Worked great on my NS900 too! Thanks all!
On this page http://dev0_2000.tripod.com/ is a Palm OmniRemote setup file which made it real easy...
|Region code hack posted by Tomek, October 03 2003:|
is it possible to hack with a normal ir device? usb connected or for example a built-in irda controller in a notebook?
|Region code hack posted by Ad the Lad, October 13 2003:|
I tried the Compaq Ipaq hack with TotalRemote and using the .ccf file listed above and it worked a treat on my DVP-NS320! The DVD played actually displayed the message SUCCESS after the update and can now play all my R1 DVDs no problem.
|Other hack posted by Pieter, October 23 2003:|
Hi, for those who don't have a programmable pda this might an interesting link:
|Region code hack posted by john smith, October 29 2003:|
12345 hack did not work on US bought Region 1 player.
|Region code hack posted by JP, November 08 2003:|
I used the same combination like "GD" with the Ipaq solution and TVRemote (with the .ccf file) on my Sony DVP-NS900 (GER) and it worked perfectly ! I followed the following procedure.
Put in Standby
1122334455 via the ipaq
DVD Player switches on
1122334455 via the ipaq
DVD player switches back to standby
put in DVD RC 1 -> it works!
|Region code hack posted by Kent, November 09 2003:|
I used the pronto code on my RSU940 Pronto, entered the combination once (1,2,3,4,5) and then again after the player turned on. and voila now my NS-700V plays R1.
thanks to all the great help that have been in this thread.
|Region code hack posted by agent0711, November 14 2003:|
Nice, it was so easy. Used my PocketPC with TVRemote and the CCF File on my DVP-NS350, which used to be region 2.
The DTS option is also still available.
|Region code hack posted by cjbell, November 30 2003:|
...tried the Plam OmniRemote applications, and installed the files on my Handspring Treo 600 (Palm 5.x software) and the applications installed well, but when I opened OnmiRemote and touched the keypad the device shut off and restarted...I installed the newest OR Lib as well..anyone else had any luck with a Palm or a Handspring Treo...thanks.
|Region code hack posted by AdWiser, December 21 2003:|
After all that mess the 12345 hack worked for me too!
Using a Palm m515 I found out that essential is to find out the optimal distance from the IR sensor of the dvd player (not close - aproximately 2.5 meters).
The best method was for met to test each button individually (actually before appliyinng the hack) to figure out the distance and how long to push. Right after it worked like a charm (but no succes on the display).
My dvd player is a region 2 european model. Hope this helps!
|Region code hack posted by Sim, December 23 2003:|
Thanks for the link posted by pieter for non PDA owners.works a treat on my sony ns 700.
just download the files from the site, save on a floppy, i used a dell laptop with built in ir port, boot in to DOS (i used a windows 98 boot disk for any one that cant get into DOS), run winsamp.exe, import the file, and toggle thru the buttons ( have the player in stand by mode first).
my player worked first time, only needed to type 1 thru 5 once for it to multi region, did the rest of the sequence just to be sure, no ill effects on the player as of yet!!
the link again was:
|Region code hack posted by FOP, December 30 2003:|
TVremote doesn't seem to be compatible with my Ipaq 1945. Any ideas what I can use?
|Region code hack posted by BioKiller, March 15 2004:|
Great Job Dudes!
I used my Palm IIIxe, OmniRemote, and the <a href="http://dev0_2000.tripod.com/">PDB</a> file to hack my Sony DVP-NS705! :D
And then from standby modus
1,2,3,4,5...the DVD-Player turned on
1,2,3,4,5...the DVD-Player turned off
READY!!! Multiregion is now available!! THX TO ALL!!!
|Region code hack posted by Deno, April 05 2004:|
I have DVP-700V and my first try was successfull.
Now I have multiregion on my DVD.
Just use the TV remote and ccf as described by Shereman on March 6, 2003.
|Region code hack posted by Shareman, April 14 2004:|
I tried the codes for the kameleon Remote just out of curiosity, and they work.
Great job on that, and great Remote control by the way :-)
|Region code hack posted by Klaus, April 14 2004:|
I used the hack with a Sony Vaio's (IRDA port), Winsamp etc. and a Sony NS-900V. I had to try different distances between laptop and DVD player until it worked, about 1 metre worked fine, and there was no "success" message, it just switched on and off. It actually switched the Video OFF/ON button to OFF, so first I panicked and thought I had no picture any more ;-).
US disks are in B&W, need to figure that out, but only have scart connection at the moment.
Thanks to all the messages, they really helped.
|Region code hack posted by eddie anderson, March 02 2005:|
Didnt have any of the above mentined equiment or the bravery to try it. So i just rented a remote thingy from www.sonycodes.co.uk. Ordered it monday got it tues and was regoion free in seconds. Cost £20 in P+P but it was worth it just for the no hassel way it worked, just point it and press the button JOB DONE !! thanks sonycodes;-)
|Region code hack posted by Washand, October 24 2007:|
I applied the Shareman (see above) hack to my DVP-NS999ES DVD player (using the ccf file data and following the instructions for OmniRemote on my Palm Tungsten T3) and it successfully changed it to multiregion. However, I am using my DVP-NS999ES player in region 3 with output to a 50" PAVV (Samsung) PDP TV and the image is distorted when I play PAL format DVDs but not NTSC format DVDs. So far, I haven't been able to solve this problem.
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