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Hack Details for your HITACHI DVD, Blu-Ray or HD DVD Player

HITACHI HTD-K150

1. Open the drive tray
2. Press the Volume Up button on your remote control
3. Press the Fast Forward button on your remote control
4. The on screen display will show 321 followed by the current region code
5. Press the Volume Up button on your remote control
6. Press the Fast Forward button on your remote control
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until your desired region code is shown on the display
8. Press and hold the Angle button on your remote control for approximately five seconds to select the region

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HITACHI DV-P515E

Always perform a Cold Start before applying the hack below

1. Power on your player
2. Press and hold both the Play and Stop buttons on the player
3. After a short while you should be presented with a set of language options. Release the Play and Stop buttons on the player
4. You will now need to select a language option between 1 and 6
5. Power off your player and then power it back on

To convert this player to Multi-Region playback

1. Press the Menu button on your remote control
2. Press the Repeat button on your remote control
3. Using your remote control enter the code below, note that you must know what Region your player is currently set to in order to know which code is appropriate
for Region 1 use 2, 9, 3, 3 and 4
for Region 2 use 3, 8, 7, 6 and 7
for Region 3 use 5, 6, 7, 3 and 2
for Region 4 use 7, 6, 8, 8 and 4
for Region 5 use 5, 3, 8, 1 and 4
for Region 6 use 2, 4, 4, 6 and 2

4. A code should be displayed on the screen indicating the current Region setting of your unit. Wait until this code is no longer shown before continuing.
5. Press the 9 button on your remote control for Region free, or 1 for Region 1, 2 for Region 2 and so on.
6. Press the Open button on your player
7. Press the Standby button on your remote control
8. Power off your player and then power it back on

If the player sticks on FBI Warning screens

1. Press Forward Search x2 or faster, the disc should skip straight to the main featuer

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HITACHI DVP-250E, DVP-305E, DVP-305U, DVP-310, DVP-315, DVP-315A, DVP-415A, DVP-515E, DVP-515

1. Make sure that there is no disc in the tray and switch on the player.
2. Cold start the player, by holding down the PLAY and STOP buttons on the player.
3. You should see a set of language options. Release the PLAY and STOP buttons.
4. Select your language.
5. Press REPEAT then the following codes for the required region the player is already set to (region you bought the player in):
Region 1 - 2, 9, 3, 3, 4
Region 2 - 3, 8, 7, 6, 7
Region 3 - 5, 6, 7, 3, 2
Region 4 - 7, 6, 8, 8, 4
Region 5 - 5, 3, 8, 1, 4
Region 6 - 2, 4, 4, 6, 2

6. A code will appear, indicating the region setting of your player.
7. Press 9 for region-free, or 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2, etc.
8. Press OPEN/CLOSE on the Player to open the disc tray.
9. Press STANDBY (POWER) on the remote control to close the tray. Next time the player is turned on it will set to the region specified. If the player halts on the FBI Warnings, press Forward Search x2 or faster.

Note: DVP-515E models need to have a serial number that starts with 1040 to 1049. Any players starting with 1100 onwards need to be chipped.

Try pressing Setup before any other keystroke in point 6, if the hack doesn't work on 305E models - let me know if this works!

If this method doesn't work, try these methods:

Always perform a Cold Start :
1. Power on your player.
2. Press and hold both the Play and Stop buttons on the player.
3. After a short while you should be presented with a set of language options. Release the Play and Stop buttons on the player.
4. In some cases you may now need to turn your player off and then back on.
5. You will now need to select a language option between 1 and 6.

To convert this player to Multi-Region playback:
1. Press the Repeat button on your remote control.
2. Using your remote control enter the code below, note that you must know what Region your player is currently set to in order to know which code is appropriate

for Region 1 use 2, 9, 3, 3 and 4
for Region 2 use 3, 8, 7, 6 and 7
for Region 3 use 5, 6, 7, 3 and 2
for Region 4 use 7, 6, 8, 8 and 4
for Region 5 use 5, 3, 8, 1 and 4
for Region 6 use 2, 4, 4, 6 and 2

3. A code should be displayed on the screen indicating the current Region setting of your unit.
4. Press the 9 button on your remote control for Region free, or 1 for Region 1, 2 for Region 2 and so on.
5. Press the Open button on your player.
6. Press the Standby button on your remote control.

If the player sticks on FBI Warning screens:

1. Press Forward Search x2 or faster, the disc should skip straight to the main feature.

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HITACHI HTD-K150

1. Open the player tray.
2. Press Volume Up, Fast Forward on the remote control.
3. The display on the TV should read 3210.
4. Press Volume Up, Fast Forward on the remote control.
5. The display should now read 3211, meaning the player is in region 1.
6. You can continue to press Volume Up and Fast Forward to shuffle through the regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
7. The above method seems to be a temporary hack.
8. To make the change more permanent, press the Angle key on the remote control for 5 seconds.
9. This player also has Macrovision disabled out-of-the-box.

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HITACHI DV-P415U

1. Open the players drawer.
2. Press and hold the Enter button on the Remote control.
3. Whilst holding Enter down, press 1 for Region 1, 2 for Region 2 and so on.
4. Release and play a DVD.

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HITACHI HTD-K150

Open the players drawer
Press Volume Up on your Remote
Press Fast Forward on your Remote
The on screen display will show 321 followed by the current Region code
Press Volume Up on your Remote
Press Fast Forward on your Remote
Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the desired Region code is shown on the display
Press and hold the Angle button on the Remote for approximately five seconds to select the Region

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HITACHI HTD-K170

Default setting first - eg. Setup/Preferences/Default. Then set to Reset
On remote press Open, Setup, 1,1,1,1,1 and 0
It will now display OK

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HITACHI PDV-302

Power On and Open DVD lid
Press Set Up on remote
Go to Preference Page
Press Display on remote. When this occurs there will not be any on-screen display so just enter the code
Enter 0, 2, 8 and 3
Press Display again
Select region code 0
Press Set Up on remote
Power Off and then On

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HITACHI DV-P250E, DV-305E, DV-315E, DV-P515E

Always perform a Cold Start before applying the hack
Power On whilst pressing hold both the Play and Stop buttons on the front player
After a short while you should be presented with a set of language options.
Release the Play and Stop buttons on the player
You will now need to select a language option between 1 and 6
Multi-Region Hack 2:

Press the Repeat button on the Remote Control
Using the Remote enter the code below, note that you must know what Region your player is currently set to in order to know which code is appropriate

for Region 1 use 2, 9, 3, 3 and 4
for Region 2 use 3, 8, 7, 6 and 7
for Region 3 use 5, 6, 7, 3 and 2
for Region 4 use 7, 6, 8, 8 and 4
for Region 5 use 5, 3, 8, 1 and 4
for Region 6 use 2, 4, 4, 6 and 2

A code should be displayed on the screen indicating the current Region setting of your unit
Press the 9 button on the Remote Control for Region free, or 1 for Region 1, 2 for Region 2 and so on
Press the Open button on your player
Press the Standby button on the Remote Control
If the player sticks on FBI Warning screens:

Press Forward Search x2 or faster, the disc should skip straight to the main feature

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HITACHI DV-P415U

Open the players drawer
Press and hold the Enter button on the Remote control
Whilst holding Enter down, press 1 for Region 1, 2 for Region 2 and so on
Release and play a DVD

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HITACHI DV-DS161E, DV-DS163E, DV-DS251E, DV-DS253E, DV-DS81E

Region Free
1) Power On
2) Open Tray
3) Press Setup
4) Highlight the padlock symbol (Don't Enter Right hand Menu)
5) Press 0 seven times (or until a menu appears)
Turn Off HDCP protection
Make sure you are in tuner mode
Press following combination: PAUSE, 2, 4, 8, 6 ,5
HDMI menu will appear. Change to HDCP OFF. To exit menu press any button.

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HITACHI DVP303U

Turn off you DVD player and hold down play. While you are pressing Play, turn on the DVD player. Next,
open the tray and place a region free DVD inside. When the movie is playing, open the tray; take out the
DVD and use your remote control to press the following number 1445 5569 0000. Then turn off the power.
When you turn it back on, the player itself will be region free!! Sometimes you need to try this process
several times and quick speed of input is very important.

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HITACHI DVP323U

Turn player on
Open the lid
Press 9 (4 times on remote)
Press 1 for region 1
Press 2 for region 2
Press 0 for multi region.
On screen should display new region.

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HITACHI HTD-K160

. Open Tray
. Press Volume Up and hold it
. Press Language

You will then see the region and can press the down arrow to change it. Choose 0 for Region free, then enter
to save the selection

This also works on RCE Titles

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HITACHI HTD-K180 & HTD-K185

Start player
Press setup and load defaults
Exit setup
Press setup again then press 1-3-5-7 (leaving a 4 second wait between each number)
A new menu will appear that will allow you to scroll and change the region to 0 - region free!

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HITACHI HTD-K210

Press Setup Button
Press Preference Button
Press 2 5 3 2 3 4 or Press 2 8 3 1 3 5
Then Press Left arrow
Press Down arrow
Press 10/0 button to change to 0 multi region code
Then Press Ok.

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HITACHI PDV312 & PDV313

1. Power on unit and flip up DVD drive cover
2. Press Setup on remote then left arrow to Preferences page
3. Press Display on remote, then 0283, then Display on remote again 4. Press 0 (for all regions)
5. Press Setup on remote and power off
6. When powered on next time the DVD will be multiregion

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