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Hi,


Well, it´s my first contribution to AVS Forum, but I am a long time reader and learned a lot from you people.


After a looong night of trials and errors and some guts, victory at last! Here is the steps to unlock the LG BH-200. It will be able to play all stardard definition DVDs. The BD region remains the same, so the work never stops...


1) Donwload the file from gsmstore.com.br/codefree%20LG%20BH200.zip


2) Unzip it and burn a standard CD with the resulting folder (RMTM0000)


3) Insert the disc in the BH200


4) "Region Management Test Mode" menu will show up. Choose 0 (zero) and press PAUSE to save and exit.


5) Voilá! Try any SD-DVD and post the results.


To check the chosen region, go to Home, Setup, Display, TV Aspect Ratio, choose 16:9 wide. Now type 1397139 and ENTER. Watch the DVD Region line.


BR


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Anybody else try this yet?
 

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Wow, I hope we can get a confirmation soon - thus would seal the deal for me!



It's not even a firmware hack per se...
 

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Just tried it, and my Region 3 DVDs of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers play fine.


I tried putting it on my USB drive first, but that didn't work. So I burnt it to CDRW and it loaded up as advertised. Thanks Julio!


This player keeps getting better and better!
 

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Hi, thanks for the feedback. Yes, a USB drive really will not work, only CD / CD-RW. Now let´s try to unlock the BD side.


Thanks


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Originally Posted by dickydoo /forum/post/13446667


Just tried it, and my Region 3 DVDs of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers play fine.


I tried putting it on my USB drive first, but that didn't work. So I burnt it to CDRW and it loaded up as advertised. Thanks Julio!


This player keeps getting better and better!

WOW!
 

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Zabus, insert the CD in your computer´s drive and check that you have the at the root of the CD the RMTM0000 folder. Inside it you should have another folder, Scarlet. Inside Scarlet folder, the file kpjc19_1 . That folder/file structure must remain intact. If not, the player will not recognize it.


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thanks a lot julio it works.

another question i bought in us and i live in holland what to do that he plays pal system dvd anyone knows that?
 

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WOW! Thanks a lot Julio. What a way to say Hi to the forum



I'll add it to my post. We can then keep all firmware info in on thread.

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Originally Posted by dickydoo /forum/post/13446667


Just tried it, and my Region 3 DVDs of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers play fine.
Can you please confirm the March firmware is still intact and you can still Bitstream DTS-HD/TrueHD?


If this doesn't effect the March firmware then this is truly marvellous and the BH200 just gets better and better
. In literally just a week the BH200 has gone form an okay Combo Player to an absolutely amazing one!

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Originally Posted by Julio Cohen /forum/post/13447272


I don´t think so, but I´ll grab a PAL DVD tonight and test it.

If this hack just removes SD DVD MR then sadly it will stop not support PAL. That's always stored elsewhere to the Multiregion side, from my experience anyway. I would imagine that's much trickier to alter.


It's a real shame the LG BH200 still doesn't handle PAL
, meaning many Non-R1 discs still won't work. Oh well it's still a definite plus.

For those who don't know:


* 95% of DVDs sold in Europe, Australia and New Zealand are PAL

* 95% of DVDs sold in Hong Kong are NTSC

* 100% of DVDs sold in Japan are NTSC

* 60% in South East Asia (i.e - Thailand) are NTSC but the other 40% are PAL

Those numbers aren't exact but educated guesses, based on my experience.
 

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This hack just changes the SD DVD region and doesn't do anything to the firmware whatsoever. I don't have a new receiver to test bitstreaming, but Dolby TrueHD is still downmixed to DTS 5.1 over SPDIF.
 

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Awwwhhhh, I thought this hack would mean I can watch my PAL discs as well...
what happens actually when you put in a PAL disc?
 

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You get the error:


Check Disk


And it's spat out. I asked AlfaGT this and that's what he told me, his player is an American LG BH200.


Annoyingly it's common practise to not put PAL support into American or Canadian (maybe Central/South America too) Players but give all other countries both PAL and NTSC. From their point of view there is no point adding expense when all North American DVDs are NTSC anyway.


Most SD extras on HD Discs are in the NTSC format, but the "1492: Conquest of Paradise" Dutch HD-DVD (it's also out on BD) has PAL SD extras. So while the film works, American Players cannot read the extras. I don't know which players it's been tried on. Thankfully it's the only European HD Disc I know of that has PAL SD extras.


It was particularly stupid of that Dutch company to do that when due to frame rate reasons it's technically logical to put NTSC SD extras on all HD Discs (i.e - PAL Speed up).


p.s - It's still worth while mind you, as you can now play Non-R1 NTSC DVDs in it.
 

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Originally Posted by bradavon /forum/post/13448322


You get the error:


Check Disk


And it's spat out. I asked AlfaGT this and that's what he told me, his player is an American LG BH200.


Annoyingly it's common practise to not put PAL support into American or Canadian (maybe Central/South America too) Players but give all other countries both PAL and NTSC. From their point of view there is no point adding expense when all North American DVDs are NTSC anyway.


Most SD extras on HD Discs are in the NTSC format but the "1492: Conquest of Paradise" Dutch HD-DVD (it's also out on BD) has PAL SD extras, so while the film works American Players cannot read the extras. I don't know which players it's been tried on. Thankfully it's the only European HD Disc I know of that has PAL SD extras.


So you're saying an EU BH200 would play both?


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p.s - It's still worth while mind you, as you can now play Non-R1 NTSC DVDs in it.

Sure, absolutely - BTW muito obrigado Julio!
 
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