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Unlocking the region code

Can you tell me how to unlock the region code for a sony rdr-vx521?

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Hi there
There is no region hack for that model just for the moment, you can pay however but invalidate the warranty.
Good luck

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There is no known region hack for this player.

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Many of you have asked us - how do I unlock my dvd and make it region free? Well, this is a simple step-by-step guide to: (1) checking your computer or laptop's DVD drive's coding, (2) finding, (3) downloading and (4) using a DVD code-switching utility. We have a fantastic one for you to download if you choose to become a member.
In the US and Canada, computers with DVD-ROM drives capable of playing DVD movies are factory set to Region Code 1. (Prior to Jan. 2000 many DVD drives were code-free). In the following guide, we'll assume you want to change a DVD drive from Region Code 1 (US/Canada) to (European) Region Code 2. But the instructions will effectively apply to the switching of any DVD region codes.
Before trying to change your DVD drive's code setting, make sure you have a Region 2 DVD (or whichever code you want) at hand, because most code changers ask you to insert the coded DVD disk into your drive in order to make the change.
Step 1: Checking for Drive Type
A. Before going through this procedure, it's be wise to determine if you actually need to do so! The easiest way to determine if your drive is DVD region free already, or is set to a specific regional code is to simply insert a foreign DVD into your computer's DVD drive. If you get the message, "Can't play disk because of area setting," or something to that effect, then you need to continue to the next step.
B. You also need to know your DVD drive's make, model and firmware version. You can easily get that information by clicking on "Properties" in your computer's hardware profile. After doing that, I knew that my Sony VAIO laptop had a Toshiba SD-C2402 drive with 1515 firmware. Since there are many other makes, models and firmware versions, this is vital information.
Step 2: Find and Download the Code Utility
A. Once you have completed step one, use a DVD code-change utility that will work with your particular DVD-ROM drive. We'll give you an excellent DVD utility for download once you access the database in full.
B. After the download is complete, you then need to decompress (unzip) the file and install it onto your computer. I discovered I didn't have an unzip utility on my laptop, so I went to the old reliable ZDNet site and did a search for 'unzip' utilities. From the many results I chose the free CamZip program, downloaded it and installed it – all within less than 15 minutes.
Step 3: Use the Code-Change Utility
Once the code-change utility has been installed on your computer, it is very simple to use it. I clicked on the icon that the self-installer had created on my desktop and got the message, "Please insert a DVD disk in the drive." I inserted a Region 2 DVD and clicked on "retry." The program automatically told me it was a Region 2 DVD and asked me if I wanted to change the DVD drive code – with the warning that this would subtract one change from the possible five! I clicked the button for Code 2 and "OK" and I was done.
Step 4: Play A Region 2 DVD
This is the fun part! After closing the code-changing utility program, I could play the foreign DVD that was already in the drive. I could also select various language combinations for audio and subtitles. I had a great sense of accomplishment! I had actually managed to change my computer's DVD code to play Region 2 DVDs!
Important! Read This!
The first time you switch the region code you have used up one of your five changes! You now only have four left (on most DVD drives). Once you have switched five times, the code is set to whatever code you last selected. After that, the code-changing utility will no longer function.


thanks,

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IT  ONLY COSTS YOU 9.5 $ JUST GO HERE WWW.DVDCODES.NET

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U will have to take it to the dealer or the service center may be they can give you wthe perfect region code as till yet the region code is not been available online or mentioned by the company. you can try contacting sonny support as its the best option in such cases this is the link for the sony support center http://esupport.sony.com/
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1) You need to get a SONY RM-VL700T remote control, and set it on "DVD" (of-course).

2) Change the commandmode on your DVD-player to "DVD1" from "DVD3" using the remote control that came with the DVD player.

3) After you've set the commandmode to "DVD1" simply input the following sequense on your SONY RM-VL700T remote control:

AUD (a.k.a. MUTE), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

4) After you have pressed the above key combination turn your DVD player off using the main power switch on the DVD player, and then turn it on again.

5) Insert a DVD disc which you could not play before, and see if it works. If not, redo steps 2-5.

6) When you can play DVD's from all regions, reset your commandmode to "DVD3" using the remote that came with the DVD player.

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Sorry to say this there is no region hack for your model. You better contact sony to get alternate solution to your problem .

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There are no region codes for this.

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Hi, No one has a hack for this particular model. However you can try the hack given for some similar Sony model given here.
http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/info/multiregion/full/Sony500.asp

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Hi!
Press the HOME button on the remote, go to Setup and select Start. From the TV options go to TV Aspect and highlight the 16:9 Wide option (must be 16:9 0ption). Now enter 1397139 using the number keys to access the system configuration information.

To change the values of these options hit the ENTER button and then use the left/right arrow keys to select OPTION 5. Change it's current value to ff using the up/down keys. Now power off with the remote and then power back on. Your recorder should now be region free. To check go back into the system configuration information where Region code should now be 0.

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Rylee

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    Once the above has been done and the recorder turned off, do not turn the machine on for about a minute to 90 seconds.

    After this time period, the machine will now be multi zoned

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Please go to the link>>

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=C125695&fes=true

Thanks for using FixYa.

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    rockfixya Jan 11, 2009

    did you check the link?


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    please check the link provided by me. thanks


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This is not possible to change region code in this unit.

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HI,

1. In order for this hack to work, you will have to send an infra-red code to your player with a OneForAll remote such as the OneForAll 6 (or URC7560) or OneForAll 4 (or URC7740) or OneForAll 4 Digital, or One For All 5 Digital (or URC 7555) with the following instructions:

  • Press the DVD button
  • Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 0 5 3 3
2. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the System-Menu option 3. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the Setup option 4. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the Options option 5. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the Command-Mode option 6. On your DVD recorder, using the official Sony remote, select the DVD1 option 7. On the official Sony remote, set the DVD1 option for the Command-Mode switch, under the sliding cover 8. Verify that both the official Sony remote control and your OneForAll remote control can power off and on your DVD player 9. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions:
  • Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
  • Press the Magic button once
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 1 8 9 or 0 0 1 8 9 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
  • Press the 1 button once, a double LED flash should occur
10. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions:
  • Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
  • Press the Magic button once
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 2 5 5 or 0 0 2 5 5 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
  • Press the 2 button once, a double LED flash should occur
11. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions:
  • Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
  • Press the Magic button once
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 0 9 5 or 0 0 0 9 5 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
  • Press the 3 button once, a double LED flash should occur
12. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions:
  • Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
  • Press the Magic button once
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 2 2 1 or 0 0 2 2 1 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
  • Press the 4 button once, a double LED flash should occur
13. Program your OneForAll remote with the following instructions:
  • Hold down the Magic button until the unit performs a double LED flash
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 9 9 4 or 0 0 9 9 4 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
  • Press the Magic button once
  • Configure your remote using the setup code 0 7 9 or 0 0 0 7 9 if your remote only accepts 5 digit codes
  • Press the 5 button once, a double LED flash should occur
14. Place your DVD player into Standby mode 15. Press the buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on your OneForAll remote control, in order, one at a time 16. Your DVD player should show the words TIMER OK 17. Press the buttons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on your OneForAll remote control, in order, one at a time 18. Your DVD player should return itself to Standby mode 19. Remove the batteries for significant period of time to wipe the programmed codes on your OneForAll remote

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Hi its gonna cost about 60

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Not possible. Don't wast your time on this project.

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