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    Just picked up the new Samsung upscalling DVD Player DVD-1080P7. I have tried all the older hacks listed on the site and none have worked.

    Is there a hack out there to make this region free yet..

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    I did figure out how to do a cold boot -

    turn on the machine and hold down the PLAY and NEXT CHAPTER button on the machine itself - and that brings up the language menu ...

    but still not luck on making it region free...
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    Not all players can be "hacked". If there is a known hack, it will be found in the DVD hacks section.
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    if you open the tray (no disc) and press - (info)
    the firmware number pops on screen.
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    Hi. I bought a Samsung 1080p7 in USA so it is locked to region 1. I live in Brazil so I need region 4 or region free. I also tried many hacks and none of them worked.

    I´ve updated the player´s original firmware with the brazilian firmware (from the Samsung´s web site) so it is now region 4. Now it *might* be possible to hack it to region free using some of the older hacks. I didnt try myself because I dont need it now.

    It should work for other regions as well. If this is your case I can give more details on how to proceed.
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    Rodcav... pode explicar melhor o q fez??? grande abraço... alordrj
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    Hi. Here what I did. However this is a ** risky approach **. One minor mistake in this procedure may render your player useless, so don´t go ahead if you feel unsure about this.

    1. I downloaded the brazilian firmware available from Samsung.

    2. Notice that if you try to update the firmware directly as it is, the player won´t accept because there is a version conflict. Original region 1 firmware version number of my player was 052107.05.1080PHNXEXAA. The brazilian firmware version number that I downloaded was 060507.01.1080PHNXEXAZ.

    ATTENTION: my procedure worked for this specific combination of firmware version numbers; though I believe it should work for other combinations, I can´t guarantee.

    3. The next key step is to change, at the binary file level, the version number of the brazilian file to match the one of region 1, so the player wont find a version number conflict. Then you can proceed with the firmware update and the player will work for region 4.

    4. To do that you need a binary file editor. I used a program called "010 Editor". It is very simple, you can find it in Google. Open the brazilian BUILD.IMG file in 010 and search for the string "060507.01.1080PHNXEXAZ". I found it twice in the file. I then edited each string changing them to "052107.05.1080PHNXEXAA" (010 eases the task by showing an ASCII equivalent of the file contents in a separate window).

    5. Save the modified BUILD.IMG file. Burn the CD with this file and also UPDATE.VER. The player shall now accept the firmware upgrade since there is no version conflict anymore. In practice you´re changing the firmware to play region 4.

    When completed, it may be possible to hack the player to region free. I didnt try. I was sufficiently relieved by getting the player to work on my region.

    Once again: THIS PROCEDURE, EVEN IF IT IS RELATIVELY SIMPLE, WORKS AT THE BINARY FILE LEVEL AND EVEN A MINOR MISTAKE MAY MAKE YOUR PLAYER USELESS. BE CAREFUL.

    Best luck.
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    OK, rodcav, thank you very much for your tips.

    Was the firmware version you downloaded was the latest version? Is it necessary?

    How did you know to do all of it? Anybody helped you?

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    My parents have this DVD player and doesn't play my xvids in widescreen? Where as my 5982 does on the same TV. Anyone know why or how to change this? The peoples heads are stretched.....
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    Originally Posted by kokaine
    My parents have this DVD player and doesn't play my xvids in widescreen? Where as my 5982 does on the same TV. Anyone know why or how to change this? The peoples heads are stretched.....
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    thankyou rodcav, your suggestions helped me convert my region 1 player to a region free. I downloaded the Brazil version of the driver firmware.

    (http://www.samsung.com/br/support/productsupport/download/Model_Select2.aspx?type=dvd&...nu%5Fdvd%2Esec)

    Unzipped the files, Opened the .img file in a binary editor and modified the version. Copied the firmware (.img and .ver files) to a CD-R/W disc. I loaded the firmware disc to convert my player to a region 4 player. I then applied the hack meant for region 4 player: Press 'repeat' and then press the buttons 7, 6, 8, 8 and 4 on your remote control, number '4' is displayed on the screen and then press 9, open tray leave open for abt 15 seconds, press standby and power on. I now have a region free player. Plays my region 3 and region 5 DVDs and continues to play my region 1 DVDs

    Note that when I loaded the firware the screen is distorted. Don't panic. simply press the 'enter' button when the two versions are displayed. The firmware loads in about 2 minutes, the tray opens up. Remove the CD. Another note, don't load the firmware from a DV-ROM/DVD-R/W. Load it from CD-ROM or CD-RW. I tried DVD-R/W it didn't work. CD-R/W worked form. Just to be carefull have a US version of the firmware copied on another disc.

    (http://www.samsung.com/us/support/download/supportDown.do?group=mp3audiovideo&type=dvd..._nm=DVD-1080P7)


    Another note. If your firmware upgrade fails or you loose power etc. don't panic. All you got to do is power off the player (unplug power cord) load the firmware (I recommed the US firmware), press the 'enter' key even if nothing is displayed on the screen. The firmware will be loaded fine and you get your player back.

    BTW, another positive side-effect I noticed is that the player now also plays VCDs. The US version firmware player didn't play these. However I did see the 'freeze' problem once that was fixed by the US firmware. Didn't get it again. It's not a big problem as you can always hard boot the player- remove power cord.
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  12. Thanks to rodcav & constif. I download the brazilian firmware, change the firmware version (mines was 071807.07.1080PHNXEXAA - DVD buy in USA).
    Put the cd, follow de procedure. The dvd reboot him self, then I take the cd with the firmware, shut down the equipment, power on and with the tray close follow the procedure with success (i was close to the dvd with the remote). Know, I can play my dvd's.


    Thanks again folks.


    Pd. Has anyone could play 700mb DIVX (High definition)????? The DVD says Resolution don't supported. :(
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    Originally Posted by acid_burn
    Thanks to rodcav & constif. I download the brazilian firmware, change the firmware version (mines was 071807.07.1080PHNXEXAA - DVD buy in USA).
    Put the cd, follow de procedure. The dvd reboot him self, then I take the cd with the firmware, shut down the equipment, power on and with the tray close follow the procedure with success (i was close to the dvd with the remote). Know, I can play my dvd's.


    Thanks again folks.


    Pd. Has anyone could play 700mb DIVX (High definition)????? The DVD says Resolution don't supported.
    You need an HD Divx capable player to phay HD divx files.
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  14. Oki, thanks!
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    Originally Posted by constif
    thankyou rodcav, your suggestions helped me convert my region 1 player to a region free. I downloaded the Brazil version of the driver firmware.

    (http://www.samsung.com/br/support/productsupport/download/Model_Select2.aspx?type=dvd&...nu%5Fdvd%2Esec)

    Unzipped the files, Opened the .img file in a binary editor and modified the version. Copied the firmware (.img and .ver files) to a CD-R/W disc. I loaded the firmware disc to convert my player to a region 4 player. I then applied the hack meant for region 4 player: Press 'repeat' and then press the buttons 7, 6, 8, 8 and 4 on your remote control, number '4' is displayed on the screen and then press 9, open tray leave open for abt 15 seconds, press standby and power on. I now have a region free player. Plays my region 3 and region 5 DVDs and continues to play my region 1 DVDs

    Note that when I loaded the firware the screen is distorted. Don't panic. simply press the 'enter' button when the two versions are displayed. The firmware loads in about 2 minutes, the tray opens up. Remove the CD. Another note, don't load the firmware from a DV-ROM/DVD-R/W. Load it from CD-ROM or CD-RW. I tried DVD-R/W it didn't work. CD-R/W worked form. Just to be carefull have a US version of the firmware copied on another disc.

    (http://www.samsung.com/us/support/download/supportDown.do?group=mp3audiovideo&type=dvd..._nm=DVD-1080P7)


    Another note. If your firmware upgrade fails or you loose power etc. don't panic. All you got to do is power off the player (unplug power cord) load the firmware (I recommed the US firmware), press the 'enter' key even if nothing is displayed on the screen. The firmware will be loaded fine and you get your player back.

    BTW, another positive side-effect I noticed is that the player now also plays VCDs. The US version firmware player didn't play these. However I did see the 'freeze' problem once that was fixed by the US firmware. Didn't get it again. It's not a big problem as you can always hard boot the player- remove power cord.
    Help....

    I followed your steps and successfully loaded the brazillian firmware..after it finished updating the firmware, the tray opened and I removed the disc. however after the tray automatically closed itself, the dvd player shut off automatically as well, and it's never on again! I couldn't even open the tray and reload the US firmware...

    Please tell me I didn't just kill my brand new dvd player...

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    Thanks a lot. I made my player region free.
    I followed the instructions here and everything went smoothly.
    My player was originaly 052107.05.1080PHNXEXAA (bought in Canada).
    I just got a little scared the first time I inserted the CD to update the firmware. The player froze with "loading" on the front. I waited 20 minutes (I thought that maybe it's doing something...) and I pulled the plug. When it started again I had the update screen and everything was fine.
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    Originally Posted by nnj

    Help....

    I followed your steps and successfully loaded the brazillian firmware..after it finished updating the firmware, the tray opened and I removed the disc. however after the tray automatically closed itself, the dvd player shut off automatically as well, and it's never on again! I couldn't even open the tray and reload the US firmware...

    Please tell me I didn't just kill my brand new dvd player...

    many thanks
    If the player won't turn back on, there isn't anything you can do. Your only option would be to return it or take it in for service.

    Next time buy a region free player and avoid all this.
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    Any way to get the machine back from a failed firmware update?

    I have a brand new Samsung DVD 1080p7, firmware version 071807.07.1080PHNXEXAA.

    I followed the rodcav method, successfully got the screen offering to upgrade to the Brazilian firmware, now called 071807.07.1080PHNXEXAA. A couple of minutes later, the player turned itself off.

    It now emits sound but not light, and the timer works, at least with AVI files, but there is no picture, not even the Samsung screen. I've put in every conceivable firmware upgrade -- the Brazilian original, the latest US, the Brazilian renamed, but I get a nodisc message every time. If I press Enter, a "load" message appears and stays forever.

    I've also unplugged and plugged back in countless times.

    Is there anything I can do to salvage the player?
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    It's possible that it didn't fail. Typically a failed firmware upgrade results in a player that doesn't function at all. My first guess would be that the video settings are incorrect. The firmware update resets all of the player setup back to default, so it may have just reverted back to a default S-Video output, for example, and you are connected using component. Try connecting the player to your TV using the other availabe video outputs and see what happens.
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    rodcav, Your post is perfect, It worked for me like a charm. Thanks a lot for sharing such a detailed post man.


    FYI.. I had a US old version so first I upgarded to the version "rodcav" mentioned. and then applied the fix.
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    rodcav and constif, thanks for setting my player free as well.

    For those folks in Canada, we are region 1 as well. Here is what I had to start off. Have a 1080p7 (Region 1: Canada) and used your Brazil hack info. My original firmware was 052107.05.1080PHNXEXAA

    Perform the operations as rodcav mentions. once you have your brazil cd created, insert disk, upgrade will happen. disk will open and close. DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE THE 'BRAZIL' DISK at this point. Let your player shut off on its own. The upgrade should have now happened. Follow these instructions from another post for doing the region free hack:

    https://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks?dvdplayer=Samsung+DVD-1080P7+&hits=50&Search=Search

    one important note.. you will be looking for the number 4 on the left of the screen at one step.. I noticed that you have to press REPEAT when NO DISK appears. Pressing REPEAT makes the NO DISK disappear. Then do the 76884 thing. followed by 9.

    Done.. I can play my legit VCDs at this point..only thing is..the skip chapter doesnt really work for the VCDs..a small pain, but no big deal.
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    http://www.dvdhacks.co.uk/dvdhacksforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=999&PID=1704

    This worked for my 10807p that I bought in Australia - use region 9 to make it multi region to avoid the hassle of always switching it around

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    Make sure the player is switched on, and is at the Samsung logo screen. Also check the tray is shut and that there's no disc in the player.

    1. Press the REPEAT button on the remote, followed by a five digit code. This code is different depending on what region your player is *currently* set to:

    2. Enter the following info as pertaining to your Region.
    If your player was purchased in Region 1:
    Press the buttons 2, 9, 3, 3 and 4 on your remote control, in order one at a time
    If it was purchased in Region 2:
    Press the buttons 5, 7, 5, 3 and 8 on your remote control, in order one at a time, or, failing that 3,8,7,6,7
    For Region 3 players:
    Press the buttons 5, 6, 7, 3 and 2 on your remote control, in order one at a time
    For Region 4 players:
    Press the buttons 7, 6, 8, 8 and 4 on your remote control, in order one at a time
    For Region 5 players:
    Press the buttons 5, 3, 8, 1 and 4 on your remote control, in order one at a time
    For Region 6 players:
    Press the buttons 2, 4, 4, 6 and 2 on your remote control, in order one at a time

    3. The numbers 01 or similar current region code will be displayed on the top left of your onscreen display

    4. Press the 1 button on your remote control for region 1, 2 for region 2, and so on, or 9 for multi-region playback
    NB: The above step may be time sensitive and need to be performed very quickly

    5. Open your DISC tray and leave open for 15 secs.

    6. After 15 seconds have elapsed, power off your player and the DISC tray will be closed and player shut off.

    7. Power on player and it is now set to the new region code you chose in step 4 above
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    I was wondering if anyone who unlocked the region code could tell me or check if it also unlocked the upconverting through the component connection. I know on the older models of Samsung when you unlocked the region code it unlocked the HDCP and made it possible to upconvert through the component as well, like with the DVD-HD850 or DVD-HD950. My television is HD but only has component for the HD at 1080i.
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