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RCA DRC300N & DRC480N Region Free Hack
By Justin42

I just discovered that not only can the DRC300N be made region free, it will also play PAL DVD's (and plays anamorphic PAL discs properly without stretching!)

Turn on the player, and without a disc in the drive, (using the remote), press MENU, 1, 6, 7. You should see a line asking which region code you want (1-6), if you press 0, "Region Free" flashes on the screen for a split second.

I have tested this with 2 Region 2 PAL DVDs, Region 2 NTSC DVD, and a Region 3 NTSC DVD, and then going back to Region 1 NTSC, and they all look gorgeous!

The screen will flicker green/pink for a split second when you change format (going from an NTSC disc to PAL or vice versa), no big deal. Resume play seems to work fine across regions (i.e., if you put a PAL DVD back in, it'll pick up where it left off, like it does normally)

The only strange thing I see is it doesn't seem to automatically start DVDs anymore, I have to hit Play at the menu once I put the disc in.

Nice extra bonus for us DRC300N owners! (I was trying different hacks from dvdrhelp.com, and found the unit uses the DRC220N's hacks) There is also POSSIBLY a Macrovision code, but I can't seem to figure out if it works on the 300N: Menu, 2, 4, 6, then press 1 to unlock dealer lock.

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