Disabling MacroVision on the Samsung DVD-709
Setting up the remote:
- Press 'RCVR' button
- Press 'SETUP' button and hold until led (red light) flashes 2 times then release.
- Enter '0121' (which is the AIWA code from the list)
- Repeat step1 and step2.
- Enter '994'
- Press 'SETUP' until led flashes 1(one) time then release.
- Enter '078'
- Press 'PREV. CH.' button (this will asign the code to this button).
Thats it for setting up the remote. Now for hacking the 709
- Turn on dvd player without a disc in it.
- Perform a cold start, just in case you have at any point made
an attempt to hack the DVD-709. This is accomplished by holding down
the 'PLAY' and 'STOP' buttons simultaneously on the *unit* and not
the remote control! You will see a 'Select language' menu pop up after
continuing to hold down the two buttons for a period of around 5
seconds. Select the relevant language you prefer.
- 2. Press the 'PREV. CH.' button several times in quick
succession. You may get a 'Cold
Setup' screen notice on your
and not at first see
'ADJUST' on the dvd
player itself. If this
is the case, you need to keep
hitting the 'PREV. CH.'
key on the
One-For-All remote until you do
see 'ADJUST' on the dvd
(it took me about a dozen hits on
the key to actually see it).
At the time you see
'ADJUST,' the tray
- 3. Insert a disc (for me, I've only
got Region 1 DVDs as I live
in the USA, but if you're from
another part of the world,
insert whatever region-coded disk
you want to view, regardless
as to whether it's one designed to
be played within your own
region) and start playing it. As I
had inserted a R1 DVD, it
now displays without Macrovision
enabled --- which is my main
concern (USA versions of the
DVD-709 cannot display PAL after
To make the changes
a cold start as
outlined in step 2 above will retore
your machine to its original
specifications and remove the hack)
- On the DVD-709 remote press
- On the setup menu, select first
option 7, then option 5, and
then option 2.
- After doing this, hit
'RETURN' on the Samsung
remote as many
times as it takes to get back to
- You can now turn the player off or
even unplug it, and it will
still play DVDs with Macrovision
disabled from now on.