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Zenith XBV342

9 user region code comments

February 24, 2007 Post region code/hack comment
PostOther hack posted by Jeff, October 11 2003:


VCD Hack


This hack enables VCD playback
Power on the player with no disk in the drive
Press "PAUSE" on the remote
Enter "1472" on the remote
Press the UP arrow three times to 4 4c
Press "PROGRAM", "5", "PROGRAM", "5" (the characters 04 EE should now be displayed)
Press "ENTER" (the display should flash briefly)
Press "RETURN"
Power the player off and then back on

yep this hack works on the 342 too.






PostRegion code hack posted by Rodolfo, October 31 2003:


to get region 4, do what mr.Deutsch did at october
08 2003 at Zenith dvb 312.
thatīs great, it really works

thank you!



PostRegion code hack posted by Mike, November 27 2003:


The first hack dosent seem to work for me....



PostRegion code hack posted by D, January 15 2004:


Hey, I just got my XBS245 from FedEx (kick ass home theater system with DVD/VCR) and that VCD hack worked! I was reading the hacks for all other Zenith and LG DVD's and I guess they all have the same programs or hardware cuz they all use the same hacks. I think Zenith is part of LG or the other way around. I'm taking this to Mexico with me, cuz I study over there, so when I get over there I'll try out the region hack, if that doesn't work I don't know about trying the firmware(burning the CD) cuz I heard that it might mess up your DVD player PERMANENTLY if it's not the right one.



PostOther hack posted by Justin Bonaparte, January 23 2004:


DVD hack does not seem to work with my Zenith XBV342, bought January, 2004.



PostOther hack posted by supatrupa, February 13 2004:


NO SUCCESS WITH THE FIRST INSTRUCTIONS LISTED HERE.

TRY THIS:
To play vcd in xbv342
Using remote with no disc in player
Turn on power, wait until "no disc" appears on display. Press "pause"
Enter the #'s 1,4,7,2. The "EEPROM" numbers should be
on the tv screen.
Make note of the fourth pair of numbers. Mine was 45.
Right Arrow over to the fourth number.
Place the cursor under the '4'. Change it to 5 by pressing '5'.
The xbv343 display should now read "04 55".
Move the cursor under the '5', enter the number '6'. The numbers on the xbv343 display should now read "04 56".
Now press "pause", power off and back on and play your vcd. It worked for me.






PostRegion code posted by sasb.geo, February 24 2004:


Any hack to disable MACROVISION ?



PostOther hack posted by anthony, April 08 2004:


on the 342 does this hack work with svcd? i tried playing an svcd that i had burned on this player and it did not work after applying both hacks (my godzilla vcd worked perfectly). i'm sure the disc works because i tried it in a panasonic dvd player (which no hack is necessary for vcd) and it played fine.



PostRegion code posted by Wolf68k, February 24 2007:


SCVD Hack
After reading the VCD hack here and go to read the hacks about the DVB312 mentioned by Rodolfo about a region code hack (which by the way there is no listing for an Oct. 2003).
I kept reading and found a SVCD hack.

Get to the EEPROM as shown above: Power on, wait for "no disc", press Pause, then press 1472, use the left/right to move to the right spot

Original code: 55 53 00 45 14 05 64 00
VCD only hack: 55 53 00 56 14 05 64 00
SVCD only hack: 55 53 00 45 14 55 FE 00
VCD and SVCD hack: 55 53 00 56 14 55 FE 00
Press and hold the 6 until the F shows up.
Press and hold the 5 until the E shows up.

As before, power off then back on. Put in your SVCD, it'll display "Super VCD" and waiting for you to press play.

The FE was also report for the DVB312 to disable the macrovision, but some not mixed results. I can not confirm if it works on this unit either way.


All I need now is a hack that will get it to play DVD+R DL discs.




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