Originally Posted by adidawha
Has anyone figured out how to make the BD390 region-free for DVDs? I've searched a ton for a hack, but I haven't found anything.
Since I noticed there are a bunch of eBay listings advertising "Multi Zone Region Code Free" BD390s for $500, I just was Googling around the web for hacks today.
I found some -- but have not tried them. They all involve downloading and burning a small magic kpjc19_1.dvd file to a CD-ROM in ISO 9660 format and closing the disc. As you will see, the file has to be in a sub-folder named "\\RMTM0000\\SCARLET".This one
is for the BD370, but I'm guessing it will work for the BD390 just as well.This one
is specifically for the BD390, but appears to be the exact same approach. The instructions one of the posters provided for using a backdoor key sequence on the remote do not work on my BD390.
I also found a mysteriously sparse web site
devoted to "region 0 hacking" just about every DVD player known or made. Follow the manufacturer links for LG and then you'll see links for all LG DVD players
. According to this site, the hack for BD370 and BD390 are the same (which makes sense because they're essentially the same player/motherboard).
Of course, as some successful hackers have noted, the hack only applies to DVD regions and not Blu-Ray regions. It also will not magically add PAL playback capabilities. Apparently the North American BD390 is an NTSC-only machine.