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Sony RDR-HX710

28 user region code comments

August 07, 2008 Post region code/hack comment
PostRegion code hack posted by JEdison, June 13 2005:


Here is a version for the One-For-All :

(I used a "4-Device Video Expert" - URC-4081, which I bought on EBay for less than $10, and had it shipped to me in Belgium. I have used the same technique with PDAWin's Universal Remote on an iPAQ Pocket PC for a Sony DVP-NS305 - so I am pretty certain that this method works for most Sony DVD players/writers - with any of the methods to send the "12345" sequence.)

When the "magic button" is referred to on other posts - I have replaced it by "SET" as that is the corresponding button on the One4All "Video Expert" and other less advanced One-For-All remotes.

Also, others write "until the rabbit comes out" - on the Video expert the LED blinks twice.

Prepare the Remote - One-For-All:
1. Select DVD button on remote
2. Hold SET (or magic) button until the LED blinks twice
("rabbit comes out")
3. Enter device code 0533

Next, you need to program buttons 1..5 with the following codes:
1 = 189, 2 = 255, 3 = 095, 4 = 221, 5 = 079

To program the buttons, do the following:
1. Hold SET button until the LED blinks twice
2. Press 994 (LED blinks twice)
3. Press (not hold) SET - LED blinks once
4. Enter the 3-digit code plus the button to assign it to:
1891 (this programs button 1 = 189)
LED blinks twice.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for each of the remaining keys
(2->5), using 2552, 0953, 2214, 0795 in place of 1891.

Reprogram your DVD player/writer:
1. Remove disk and put player on standby
2. Press 1,2,3,4,5 (pause briefly between each button and
make sure LED of remote flashes) - on Sony
RDR-HX710 "TIMER OK" is displayed
on Sony DVP-NS305 "SUCCESS" is displayed (and player
starts up).

Your DVD player/writer should now accept DVDs from any region (I have tried with Region 1 & 2).
If it does not, then add this extra step (#3) to the "reprogram" process:
3. Press 1,2,3,4,5 - player shuts down and you're ready!

I have also seen some people suggest pressing 1122334455 (really make sure that the player/writer receives the necessary code), that did not work for me - I had to use 12345.

This should work for most of the DVP-NS### players and the RDR-GX### / RDR-HX### series of HDD/DVD writers.




PostRegion code hack posted by bugghult, August 13 2005:


This was working with my Ipaq and pdawin
I made a copy of the text, but I did not get the same message I get Timer Ok and then it go to standby, so I put it on and do the same thing again

Region code hack posted by daubsi, November 06 2004:
The same procedure as for the NS 305 seems to work here:
Quote:
"I just hacked my Sony DVP-NS305 that I bought in Switzerland 1 year ago. Apparently there are many ways to do this. The following worked for me perfectly. It is true that the hack for the Sony DVP-NS900, posted by Shareman, works also for the NS305. You will need to 1) download the evaluation version of TV remote controller (http://www.pdawin.com/tvremote.html), 2) a PDA using Pocket PC or Pocket PC 2002 OS and 3) the following .ccf file (http://www.xs4all.nl/~pbonnet/sony.zip)
In fact, I verified that the button codes posted by Josh for this thread of messages are identical to those that are defined in the .ccf file. However, I didn't need a power button.
All you need is to install the TV remote controller on your PDA, load the .ccf file and you will be presented 5 buttons from 1 to 5.
The NS305 in standby mode, press sequentially 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 and you will get the SUCCESS message. Then again 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 and the NS305 will go back in standby mode.
That's it :) I don't have a PDA so I asked a friend to install on his iPAQ the TV remote controller application and to load the .ccf file.
"

I used my iPaq PDA and the same messages appeared on the display. I used 1122334455 and "SUCCESS" appeared and the player went back to standby automatically. Again 1122334455 and player turned on again and displayed once more "SUCCESS". This time it didn't shut down afterwards...
I only cannot say for sure, whether it worked as I don't have a region code DVD besides region code 2.




PostRegion code hack posted by andy, August 14 2005:


I just bought my HX710 from a friend who works at a electronic store closeby and he made it regionfree by following some instructions from Sony. It was something similar to what JEdison mentioned above but the HX710 will NOT say "SUCCESS" nor will it turn on after the codes have been entered. We've tried it with both a region 1 & 2 movie and they both work just fine!

The whole procedure was done with a black Sony one-for-all (a wide one) remote but should, according to my friend, work with any one-for-all remote that can be linked to a Sony product.



PostRegion code hack posted by wildwilly, August 23 2005:


All, I followed the advice of Bugghult, August 13, 2005 on my sony rdr hx910 and after a few tries, got it to display "Timer OK" after going through the sequence 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 TWICE.

I am glad I got such an expensive machine to be more flexible! :0)

What you need is an ipaq and the software pdawin, and the sony .ccf file as per the instructions posted by daubsi, November 2004:

"I just hacked my Sony DVP-NS305 that I bought in Switzerland 1 year ago. Apparently there are many ways to do this. The following worked for me perfectly. It is true that the hack for the Sony DVP-NS900, posted by Shareman, works also for the NS305. You will need to 1) download the evaluation version of TV remote controller (http://www.pdawin.com/tvremote.html), 2) a PDA using Pocket PC or Pocket PC 2002 OS and 3) the following .ccf file (http://www.xs4all.nl/~pbonnet/sony.zip)
In fact, I verified that the button codes posted by Josh for this thread of messages are identical to those that are defined in the .ccf file. However, I didn't need a power button.
All you need is to install the TV remote controller on your PDA, load the .ccf file and you will be presented 5 buttons from 1 to 5.
The NS305 in standby mode, press sequentially 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 and you will get the SUCCESS message. Then again 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 and the NS305 will go back in standby mode.
That's it :)



PostRegion code hack posted by Michel, August 24 2005:


Hi, I have tried the hack posted by Jedison on my Sony RDR HX710 with a oneforall Kameleon 4 URC 8040. I got the following problems:

1- using code 0533 (or 0573 or 1903 or 1904) to identify my HX710 does not work!!! I can identify my TV set and videorecorder without problems with the codes provided by OneForAll but not the HX710
2- I can only assign 5 digits function codes to keys 1,2,3,4,5 etc...

Would any of you know a way to correct these problems?
Thanks
Ps: I also tried a method known as "RMTM0000 SCARLET DVD hack" but it did not work either (is supposed to work with most Sony DVD players)



PostRegion code hack posted by HobbitFeet, August 25 2005:


This seems to use the same hack as all the other recent Sony DVD players/recorders.

I've not confirmed this yet on the HX-710 but it should work as the other hacks are using the same codes. I have successfully used this on an RDR-GX3, a DAV-S800 and an NS355.

I managed it Psiloc Total IR Remote on my Sony Ericsson P900 (Compatible with: P800, P900, P910, BenQ P30, Arima)- Free trial download! (This program is also available for available for: Nokia 3650/3600, 3660/3620, 6600, 7650, Siemens SX1, Panasonic X700, Samsung SGH-D710, Motorola A1000)

Total IR remote (UIQ version) available here: http://www.psiloc.com/index.html?action=ShowArticleItem&ida=140

Total IR remote (Series 60 version) available here: http://www.psiloc.com/index.html?action=ShowArticleItem&ida=152

I then got a Philips Pronto setup file from Remotecentral.com: http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/fi ... rea=pronto

Total IR recognises this file - beam it to the phone (or download it using the phone) - open the file, then select to import the codes.

Now open Total IR and select to add any device by tapping one of the buttons(I used a Sony TV setting as it has numbers on it).

Assign the buttons thus:
Tap the menu button in the bottom left corner, then tap Select Command - dismiss the dialog that pops up then tap the 1 button on the remote. Press select on the next dialog...

Here I ran into a snag - but I worked it out from the fact that I learned on another forum that button 5 should be the power button - but button 1 was power for me. SO the codes were backwards!

Assign Unnamed 5 by tapping Done.
Repeat for buttons 2-5 by assigning 4, 3, 2, 1 respectively.

Who knows, maybe for you the codes import the right way around - so if this doesn't work, try assigning code 1 to button 1.




PostRegion code hack posted by StevenS, November 02 2005:


This hack uses a pc/laptop with infra red. I used it on my HX-710 and it worked like a charm. The recorder only responded with a timer OK message.
http://www.selen.org/sonydvd.html





PostRegion code hack posted by Matthias Henkel, November 26 2005:


For the above mentioned 1-for-all-remote hack I had to turn the RDR-710 into command-mode DVD 1 (DVD 3 is factory-default!). After turning the player to command mode DVD1 it accapted the 1-for-all hack as described! Afterwards you can turn the player back to command-mode DVD 3 - don't forget to turn your Sony-remote-control to command-mode DVD 1 aswell (slip down the cover at the lower end of the rc and switch the slider on the bottom right to DVD 1).

Cheers!
Matthias



PostRegion code hack posted by afilo, November 27 2005:


Well this is the procedure with the URC-8204 ONEFORALL...
First of all set the command mode of the recorder to "DVD1" from the menu and from the remote.
After that
1.Hold Magic button(the hat icon) until the led flashes twice.
2.Select the "Dev Set" icon and then select the "DVD" icon
3.Press 0, 5, 3 and 3 and the led flashes twice.
4.Then press OK.
5.After that the URC can manage the recorder...check it

MAIN PROCEDURE

1. Hold SET (the icon with the hat) button until the LED blinks twice.
2. Select the "KEY MAGIG"
3. Press the "DVD" icon
4. Now type 001891
5. LED blinks twice
6. Repeat steps 2-5 and enter the codes 002552,000953,002214,000745.
7. Put the player on standby
8.Press 1,2,3,4,5 (pause briefly between each button and
make sure LED of remote flashes)
9. Hit the ON/OFF button from the URC 8204 and the first message on the screen of the player must be "TIMER OK"
10.Thats it.........you are done..i also tried disks from region 4 and works



PostRegion code hack posted by some_finn, January 25 2006:



Region code hack posted by afilo, November 27 2005:
"Well this is the procedure with the URC-8204 ONEFORALL...
First of all set the command mode of the recorder to "DVD1" from the menu and from the remote.
After that
1.Hold Magic button(the hat icon) until the led flashes twice.
2.Select the "Dev Set" icon and then select the "DVD" icon
3.Press 0, 5, 3 and 3 and the led flashes twice.
4.Then press OK.
5.After that the URC can manage the recorder...check it

MAIN PROCEDURE

1. Hold SET (the icon with the hat) button until the LED blinks twice.
2. Select the "KEY MAGIG"
3. Press the "DVD" icon
4. Now type 001891
5. LED blinks twice
6. Repeat steps 2-5 and enter the codes 002552,000953,002214,000745.
7. Put the player on standby
8.Press 1,2,3,4,5 (pause briefly between each button and
make sure LED of remote flashes)
9. Hit the ON/OFF button from the URC 8204 and the first message on the screen of the player must be "TIMER OK"
10.Thats it.........you are done..i also tried disks from region 4 and works"

About the "main procedure":
Between steps 3 and 4 one must press the magic button shortly.

I had to first change the command mode to dvd-1, and then use the search function to get the Kameleon 8204 to work but after that afilo's system worked, with the addition of that one press of magic button.
Got the "timer ok" when powering up and now shows all regions.




PostRegion code hack posted by Palmfan, February 08 2006:


The RDR-HX710 can also be made region free by using a Palm (in my case the T3). I used the OmniRemotePro 2.15 from Pacificneotek installed in the Palm, and the following converter (http://www.pacificneotek.com/software/CCFCnvt.zipconvert) to convert the following .ccf file (http://www.xs4all.nl/~pbonnet/sony.zip) to .pdb
Then install the .pdb file, open Omniremotepro and change the database to the one you have just installed.
Now press 1122334455 and you'll see "Timer OK"
That's done



PostRegion code hack posted by mixer, February 14 2006:


Multiregion remote hack with Pocket PC.




PostRegion code posted by Zilverman, February 25 2006:


Hi!
I can't get this hack to work on my 710,but I do know that
the device code is not 0533
It's 1033,1069 or 1070,in my case it was 1070
Hope it this helps anybody else with problems...



PostRegion code hack posted by Sven, February 25 2006:


I got the device code 0553 to work while setting
the remote to work under the dvd1 setting (page 21 in the hx710 pdf-manual)
I have a Kameleon all-in-one-6 and programmed it by using
key magic,like this:
1.Press Hat (rabbit comes out)
2.Press Key Magic
3.Press DVD icon
4.Press Hat
5.program the key (001891)
Goto step 2-5 (002552)
Goto step 2-5 (000953)
Goto step 2-5 (002214)
Goto step 2-5 (000795)

But...the only thing that happens after
pressing key 1 to 5 is that the recorder power up
as it should,but I don't get TIMER OK
WHY?
HELP!!






PostRegion code hack posted by Daniel, March 20 2006:


@sven:

Just wait a few seconds after the player turns on and press 1,2,3,4,5 again.
The player will shut down and "Timer OK" will be displayed.
See my post for the Sony RDR HX-910! That should work for the HX710 as well.



PostRegion code hack posted by JP, March 22 2006:


Don't work nothing.

None os this hacks works absolutelly.

This posters works to One for All.

I verify that none of all, works.

NO WORKS

JP



PostRegion code posted by Jhonsons, April 10 2006:


Unfortunately for RDR-HX717 it does not work.
The DVD recoder only switch-on after 1-5 IR codes applied and by repeat it DVD recoder switch-off. The timer message did not appear on display as for HX710.
I used pc/laptop with infra red. http://www.selen.org/sonydvd.html





PostRegion code hack posted by doc p, May 23 2006:



Using the Palm/Omniremote codes posted on this site (and elsewhere) I still found I could not make my [PAL/UK] RDR-HX710 multi-region.

The instructions given say to put the player in stand-by before pressing 1122334455.

For me, that didn't work. As a "last ditch" attempt, I had the player on, in DVD mode, with the DVD tray closed and empty. Prior to that I had unplugged it from the mains for a clear 10 seconds, then plugged it in and waited while it boots and goes in to stand-by. Only then did I use the remote to turn it on and select DVD mode.

After sending the codes with my Clie palmtop (and the display on the front reporting "TIMER OK"), using the RDR-HX710's own handset I put it back in stand-by. Then power on again with the same remote, and it played a region 1 DVD just fine.

In summary, if you're having no success with the player in stand-by mode when applying the hack, turn it on first.

Alex.



PostRegion code posted by Mentosan, June 19 2006:


It would be great if RDR-HX710 could read DivX format like RDR-HX720



PostRegion code hack posted by Matt, June 20 2006:


Hi

I have just sucessfully made region free my Sony RDR-HX710 using a Palm
T3. Although people on this site have done this before, their instructions
weren't that clear, so I thought I'd post mine, in the hope that they make it
easier for others.

What you need:
-OmniRemotePro 2.15 installed in the Palm - download it from
www.pacifineotek.com
-The CCFC converter, download it from www.pacificneotek.com
-The following .ccf file :http://www.xs4all.nl/~pbonnet/sony.zip


Method
You need to install OmniProRemote and the converted .ccf file (converted to a
.pdb file using the converter) on the Palm.

Converting the .ccf file to a .pdb file
1. Install CCFCnvt on the PC, then start it.
2. Click 'Read CCF file' then select 'Sony.ccf'
3. In 'View panel'- change to 160 x 160 (7 grey buttons appear)
4. In 'Pronto panels' click on '00000B30-panel' and click the right pointing
arrow that points at box called 'Palm categories'. '00000B30-panel' should
now appear in the box entitled 'Palm categories'.
5. Change 'View panel' to 320 x 320
6. Press button labeled 'Generate PDB'.
7. Now sync the .pdb file to the Palm and continue below...

**if, once the .pdb file is loaded into the Palm, the buttons won't appear on
screen, play around with the 'View panel' settings - possibly omit step 5
above and leave the size and 160 x 160.

Loading the .pdb database and performing the unlock procedure:
1. Start OmniRemote Pro, then click on OmniRemote Pro/Advanced/
Databases
2. From the 'Choose database' drop-down menu, choose 'ProntoCnvt or
ProntoCnvt2 then click the 'Load' button (see note above in 'Method' re which
one to use)
3. In the top right corner of the screen, click 'Unfiled/panel'
4. Put the DVD unit into standby (ie mains power on, but unit 'off').
5. Point the Palm at the DVD unit from close (0.5m) and using the
OmniProRemote buttons that appeared on the screen after selecting 'panel',
enter the following code:

1122334455

6. The DVD unit should display the words 'Timer ok' - and it should now be
region free!

7. If this doesn't work, make sure the DVD tray is empty, then turn power off
at mains for 10 seconds. Turn mains power on, and wait for unit to boot.
Now, using DVD's own remote, turn it on and put unit into DVD mode. Now,
using DVD's own remote, turn unit 'off' - ie into standby. Do step 6 above. If
it still doesn't work, try entering the code with the unit 'on' - ie not in
standby.



PostRegion code hack posted by Marc_V, September 29 2006:


The hack as provided by 'some-finn' worked for me too using a One For All Kameleon 6 (URC-8206). I tested it with a region 1 DVD, which I couldn't play earlier, because of a region error. Thanks very much guys !




PostRegion code hack posted by John, October 15 2006:


The Region code hack posted by Matt, June 20 2006 worked exactly as indicate on RDR-HX725, thanks Matt.



PostRegion code hack posted by uc, November 19 2006:


Hack for Sony DVP-NS76H.
Thx hobbitfeet for instructions.
Used old Nokia 6600, Psilocs TotalIRRemote for S60
http://shop.psiloc.com/en/Application,65545,Total+irRemote
and CCF/file from remote central
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/files/dl.cgi ... rea=pronto

worked like a charm when did the codes backwards & each command twice: 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 <success> 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1.

amazing...

thx everyone for the tips.



PostRegion code hack posted by mhull, January 03 2007:


Thanks for the instructions using a Pocket PC, I followed the code given on my RDR HX725 and only seem to have managed to partially hack it-- it plays Region 1 fine now, but only in black and white. Did anyone else have this problem? And how did you solve it?



PostRegion code hack posted by chill, July 26 2007:


I have the Sony RDR-HX710 and I used the Region code hack posted by StevenS, November 02 2005. It worked fine for me. There is a couple of things that I hade to do different or that responded different from the guide at http://www.selen.org/sonydvd.html. First of all I needed to assign com port 3 to the IRDA on my laptop (Compaq Presario X1115EA). Use the command line option 'winsamp C3' to assign com port 3. Second thing was changing the "command mode" for the remote control on the DVD recorder. U do that in the "system menu" of the DVD recorder, change it to command mode 1 (default is 3). Third thing was the respond from the DVD recorder, it went out from stanby mode and wrote "Timer ok" in the display after the last input from the laptops ir port. I only had to do the 1-5 input in winsamp ones, then it was region free.

PS: If you are unsure that the IR port is sending on the laptop, use a videocam or the videocam future on your mobilephone, looking through those when sending... you should see a white light blinking from the IR eye.

Good Luck. //chill



PostRegion code hack posted by KingJohn, December 30 2007:


Does it still work after a firmwear update ?

Worked on an old sony dvp not on an updated hdx



PostRegion code hack posted by erikrdk, February 09 2008:


sony



PostRegion code hack posted by martinexena, August 07 2008:


I used the Kameleon 3 all-in-one and the below mentioned procedure worked perfect for my RDR-HX910.

Attention : I first did put a region 1 DVD and waiting until I got the code that it was blocked for region reasons. Then I did put my recorder in the HD modus (not DVD). To put into the HD modus just push the HD button on your recorder (not your remote).

First change the command mode of your sony recorder to DVD1(manual page 23) and change it also your remote. Default is DVD3.

Prepare your remote:
1. press dvd
2. press magic button (hat) and hold until rabbit pops-up
3. press 0533 (only for the commande mode DVD1)
The IR blinks twice and you can now control the recorder with this remote

Prepare the buttons 1.....5 (key magic)
1. press the magic button (hat) and hold until rabbit comes out
2. press 994.
3. press DVD
4. Press only once and short on Magic button (hat)
5. press 001891 (it might be necessary that you press the scroll button between some numbers)

Repeat this procedure for 00255, 000953, 002214 and 000795.

Last fase : reprogram your dvd recorder:
1. remove the disc and put the player on standby
2. press 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, with a brief pause between each button and make sure LED of the remote flashes
The player should turn on and TIMER OK displays.
Congratulations! Youre dvd recorder is now regionfree

I didn`t need to press again 1 2 3 4 5 as mentioned in the other posts.






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