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Beovision 7-40- How do I make the DVD multi-regional?

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loureed5
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loureed5 posted on Thu, Apr 22 2021 5:36 PM

Hi,

I've posted before but no luck . The in built DVD player has suddenly rejected zone 4 discs (but Zone 2 are accepted)

Please put me out of my misery,and tell me there's a solution that doesn't involve driving 100 miles to the service agent.

Noel.

 

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L Spad
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As Keith says, you need a special version of the Beo4 to set the region. You can programme the appropriate hex codes to a beo5/6 as he has described. In addition, if you have a masterlink or BeoLink gateway you can just send the appropriate commands to the Beovision with a macro. I’ve documented that procedure on the forum previously.  

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lawrencejmcook
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Hi Noel,

The service manual should have instructions for setting a specific Region code, but you can only change the Region a finite number of times.

There are apocryphal tales of specially endowed Beo4s that can set the DVD to multi-region.

Hopefully a lucky owner will be along soon to offer to lend one to you.

Lawrence
Stoobietoo
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As Lawrence says you can only change the DVD region a fixed number of times and after that you are stuck on the last region setting you used.

This link may help.

https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/7752.aspx

This will help if you can use a Beo5/Beo6 remote and have the programming sowftware or borrow the magic Beo4 remote.

Stoobie

PS - You might want to change your post heading to something that also says can I make the DVD region free - more people may see what you are wanting to do?

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Thanks Lawrence for your speedy reply and advice therein.

Much appreciated .

Noel.

 

 

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Thanks Stoobietoo, for your speedy reply and advice.

Much appreciated ,

Noel.

Keith Saunders
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I think you are looking for the procedure I wrote back in 2012 when this subject came up many times.

Please find attached a PDF document with the procedure.

The XML for the Beo5/6 you have noted is one I built which provides an easier solution and is still valid for Beo5/6 users.

Regards Keith....

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As Keith says, you need a special version of the Beo4 to set the region. You can programme the appropriate hex codes to a beo5/6 as he has described. In addition, if you have a masterlink or BeoLink gateway you can just send the appropriate commands to the Beovision with a macro. I’ve documented that procedure on the forum previously.  

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Thanks for your info. Keith, much appreciated.

The problem I have is no Special Beo4 ( " Using the Special Beo4 remote, PRESS button 2 etc").

I'm going to phone the guy I bought the tv from,and see if he has a Special Beo4 that I can borrow.

I don't begrudge B&O service centres from earning decent dollars for their efforts,but my service agent is 100 miles away, and they charge $120 AUS. for an "Estimation Fee" and $160  AUS. per hour for labour.

Not to mention how do I send the TV safely ?

Regards

Noel.

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The special Beo4 used the "Panel Off" command which was reassigned to REG1 and an unassigned code for REG2 as below:-

    REG1 has a HEX command code of 58 which is also used for the "Panel Off" command
    REG2 has a HEX command code of FC

The Beo4/5/6 IR protocol has the capacity for 255 commands per device. It also has the capacity for 255 devices in theory.

I am only aware of five (5) device codes in regular use in the typical system.

Other than using a Beo5/6 with my XML file which you can download HERE the only other method would be a programmable remote which can handle the B&O protocol.

Regards Keith....

loureed5
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Thanks Keith- Unfortunately I'm not tech savvy,so it all seems Greek to me,

regards

Noel.

loureed5
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Thanks Keith.

Noel.

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