How To Make your Sony DVD or Blu-ray Player Region Free

This mod/hack guide will show you how to make your Sony DVD player or Blu-ray player region-free for the playback of DVD discs. Also known as a multi-region hack or region 0 unlock, this means that you can play DVD discs that are locked to region codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 on your Sony DVD or Blu-ray player. Unfortunately the hack does not unlock the region coding of Blu-ray discs.

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Sony DVD and Blu-ray players

See below for a list of Sony DVD and Blu-ray players that can be made region-free for DVD playback. If the model number marked on your player has extra letters following the numbers below these can be ignored.

Sony DVD players and recorders:

DAV-C700
DAV-C770
DAV-DZ100
DAV-DZ110
DAV-DZ111
DAV-DZ20
DAV-DZ210
DAV-DZ230
DAV-DZ231
DAV-DZ260
DAV-DZ30
DAV-DZ300
DAV-DZ410
DAV-DZ500
DAV-DZ520
DAV-DZ530
DAV-DZ531
DAV-DZ560
DAV-DZ620
DAV-DZ630
DAV-DZ660
DAV-DZ700
DAV-DZ810
DAV-DZ820
DAV-DZ830
DAV-DZ860
DAV-EA20
DAV-S400
DAV-S500
DAV-S550
DAV-S800
DAV-S880
DAV-S888
DAV-SA30
DAV-SB300
DAV-SB500
DAV-SC5
DAV-SC6
DAV-SC8
DAV-SR1
DAV-SR2
DAV-SR3
DAV-SR4W
DAV-X1
DAV-X10
DVP-F21
DVP-F25
DVP-F250
DVP-F35
DVP-F41
DVP-LS500
DVP-LS755
DVP-LS785
DVP-NC615
DVP-NC625
DVP-NS15
DVP-NS29
DVP-NS30
DVP-NS305
DVP-NS310
DVP-NS32
DVP-NS33
DVP-NS330
DVP-NS333
DVP-NS355
DVP-NS36
DVP-NS360
DVP-NS38
DVP-NS39
DVP-NS405
DVP-NS410
DVP-NS430
DVP-NS433
DVP-NS52
DVP-NS575
DVP-NS585
DVP-NS590
DVP-NS700
DVP-NS705
DVP-NS708
DVP-NS730
DVP-NS76
DVP-NS78
DVP-NS900
DVP-NS905
DVP-NS9100
DVP-NS92
DVP-NS930
DVP-NS955
DVP-NS999
DVP-PQ1
DVP-PQ2
DVP-SR90
RDR-DC100
RDR-GX120
RDR-GX220
RDR-GX3
RDR-GX300
RDR-GX350
RDR-GX7
RDR-GX700
RDR-GXD310
RDR-GXD360
RDR-GXD500
RDR-HX1000
RDR-HX1010
RDR-HX1020
RDR-HX1025
RDR-HX510
RDR-HX520
RDR-HX525
RDR-HX650
RDR-HX710
RDR-HX717
RDR-HX720
RDR-HX722
RDR-HX725
RDR-HX727
RDR-HX750
RDR-HX820
RDR-HX900
RDR-HX910
RDR-HX919
RDR-HX920
RDR-HX925
RDR-HX950
RDR-HXD1065
RDR-HXD1070
RDR-HXD1095
RDR-HXD560
RDR-HXD562
RDR-HXD710
RDR-HXD760
RDR-HXD770
RDR-HXD790
RDR-HXD860
RDR-HXD870
RDR-HXD890
RDR-HXD910
RDR-HXD970
RDR-HXD995

Sony Blu-ray players and recorders:

BDP-S1100
BDP-S1200***
BDP-S185
BDP-S2100
BDP-S3100
BDP-S350
BDP-S360
BDP-S363
BDP-S370
BDP-S380
BDP-S383
BDP-S390
BDP-S4100
BDP-S470
BDP-S480
BDP-S5000
BDP-S5100
BDP-S550
BDP-S560
BDP-S570
BDP-S580
BDP-S590
BDP-S760
BDP-S770
BDP-S780
BDP-S790

*** As of firmware version Mxx.R.0164 (25/12/2014) you can no longer unlock the BDP-S1200 Blu-ray player. If your S1200 has an older firmware version it can be unlocked and then the firmware upgraded afterwards, retaining the region unlock.

Sony Region-Free Method

The method for unlocking your Sony DVD/Blu-ray player to make it multi-region is to send the correct sequence of infrared remote control signals to the player from a specially made infrared transmitter. These infrared codes cannot be sent from your standard Sony remote control that came with your player but must instead be transmitted using custom-made hardware as described below. You can either buy a ready-made transmitter or build your own using an Arduino development board and a few additional components.

Ready-Made Transmitter

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You can buy a custom-made infrared transmitter for unlocking your Sony DVD/Blu-ray player through this remote transmitter seller on eBay. This transmitter will send the correct infrared codes to your Sony player so you can unlock it for multi-region DVD playback. We are not related to the seller so for any questions about the transmitter itself please contact the seller through the eBay listing.

Build Your Own Arduino Transmitter

Coming soon.

 

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