Originally Posted by clau
Thanks. Is there any other remote control besides the expensive Prontos that can be used to do this?
Google for pioneerfaq, go to their website, use the index on the left: "DVD" -> "DV-400V" (some others will work just as well) -> "Multiregion". Lots of info there.
Originally Posted by lunarwolf
I am hoping my Harmony one can use this code. i sent the Hex Code to support so they could upload it on my remote, still awaiting their feedback.
I did that last week. Worked perfectly on my 320. Note: I was expecting an e-mail from them, but it never came - they actually posted their feedback on the support site. They were very quick (less than 24h).
There's also a thread in AVForums that lets you log in and out to a "shared" Harmony account with the necessary commands, but it's often closed due to stupid users messing up with the account instead of doing as told by the thread owner.
As an alternative, Omniremote seems to be a bit buggy (e.g., every time I import/export the same code, it gets a little shorter - weird!). But it also worked fine for me. By the way, before asking for Logitech's support, I tried to learn and raw-learn the command from the Palm into the Harmony, but it didn't work.
One extra note: the BDP-320 (and probably the BDP-23) sold in USA will not recognize the multi-region command from the remote. It has to be changed into a different "model" (which will require some other remote codes).
So, this is the whole thing with the Harmony (Tommy, I've sent you this in a PM a couple of days ago, did you get it?):
DISCLAIMER: do it at your own risk. I'm not responsible/liable for any damage to your player.
1) Add a Pioneer DVD Recorder, model GGF1381, to your Harmony setup.
2) Send an e-mail to Logitech customer support, ask them to add a new command to either your Blu-Ray or to that Recorder above - give it whatever name you want (I suggest you avoid 'Multi-Region' or such, because it might get suspicious - I'm not sure they're allowed to add such stuff to the database), and copy that code posted by dragnet. Actually, to be exact, I asked them to add a slightly different code, that I believe will be easier for the player to pick up (I converted the old code into a 40kHz-carrier "format"):
0000 0068 0044 0000 0168 00B4 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 06D9 0168 00B4 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0016 0016 0043 0016 0043 0016 06D9
They should do it in a matter of hours, I think. One day at most.
3) Add a new activity to your Harmony. Set it up to watch blu-rays. Add the blu-ray and the TV, plus the recorder from step 1.
4) Customize the buttons for that activity. Add 'Esc', 'AMon', 'Test', and 'Display' from the recorder, and the new command from step 2.
5) Update your remote.
6) Start the new activity, let everything power up and get ready. If there's a disc on the tray, take it out.
7) Send 'Esc'and 'Display' (just once) to the player. Wait a few seconds. When the info comes up, take a note of the two first lines (BDP->
and Model >
8) Send 'Esc' again to exit that screen.
9) Now send 'Esc', 'AMon', 'Test'. You'll see a list of models.
10) Look for the BDP-320/TRXJ or BDP-23/TRXJ, it has a 4-digit model number (like the one you wrote down in step 7). Send those digits to the player. After a couple of seconds you'll read "MODEL OK" on the display.
Note: This seems to be a "Pioneer-latin" model, not the European one (you may notice the frequency will stay at 60Hz in the front display, instead of changing to 50Hz). Some sites on the web recommend that you change to the European model, it should work anyway, but I guess it will make your player a region-B (haven't tested), so they say you'll have to change back to the US model at the end of the process.
11) If the image disappears from the TV (mine did - HDMI got confused, I guess), shut down the player, wait a few seconds (I like 10...), power it up again.
12) Go through the initial setup menu.
13) Send the multi-region command (from step 2). The player should shut itself down.
14) Again, wait a few seconds and power it up. It's done.
I left mine at that model setting, will try it for a few days. If nothing weird happens, I don't see any reason to set it back to UXJCA (the original one). It's now playing region-A BDs and region-1 and region-4 DVDs (those are the only ones I have at hand).
I hope it works for everyone. Have fun...