This mod/hack page will show you how to modify your Pioneer DVD player or Blu-ray player region-free so it can play DVDs that are locked to region codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. This is also known as a multi-region hack or region 0 unlock. Unfortunately the hack does not unlock the region coding of Blu-ray discs.
Pioneer DVD and Blu-ray players
Below is a list of Pioneer 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.
|Pioneer DVD players and recorders:
|Pioneer Blu-ray players and recorders:
*** For the BDP-LX71 and LX-91 please update your player with the latest firmware before unlocking the region coding and making it multi-region.
Pioneer Region-Free Method
The way to unlock your Pioneer DVD or Blu-ray player to make it region-free is to send the correct infrared remote control sequence to the player from a specially made infrared remote transmitter. These infrared codes cannot be sent from the standard Pioneer remote control that came with your player but must be transmitted using custom-made hardware instead. You can either buy a ready-made code transmitter or build your own using an Arduino development board and a few additional electronic components.
You can buy a ready-made infrared code transmitter for unlocking Pioneer DVD and Blu-ray players through this remote transmitter seller on eBay. This transmitter will send the correct remote codes to your Pioneer player to unlock it for region-free DVD playback. We are not associated with the seller so for any questions about the remote transmitter itself please contact the seller through the eBay listing.
Build Your Own Arduino-based Transmitter
Let us know about your Pioneer DVD region-free unlocking experience in the comments section below!