Samsung 709 FAQ
(Part of the General Samsung FAQ)

Last Updated 19 December 1999

Index

What are the features?
Can the Samsung 709 be cracked using the remote like the 807?
What Do All The One-For-All Magic Key Codes Do?
How many times can I change the region?
Do I have to enter the region crack every time I switch on?


What are the features?

Features

Outputs

Can the Samsung 709 be cracked using the remote like the 807?

Up until recently it was thought that the only way to crack this player was to have a chip fitted from a supplier like those shown below:-

Company URL Pre-Cracked Player
Inc VAT/ Delivery
DIY Kit
Inc VAT/Delivery
Kit fitted
Inc VAT/Delivery
Comments
Linkone http://www.linkonline.co.uk 279 + 12 delivery 39.99 + 3.50 delivery 74.99 + 12 return delivery
Sender organises outgoing postage
Region can be set to 1-6 and auto detect.
No macrovision removal.
Techtronics http://www.techtronics.com

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45.83 free postage 69.33 including collection & return of player Region can be set to 1-6 and auto detect.
Macrovision removal.

* I don't monitor these prices. They are a rough guide only

However it has now been found out that an Aiwa stereo remote (and now several others) can be used to change the region and disable the macrovision!

The region change resets itself when the player is switched off (even to standby I believe but please correct if wrong).

The procedure is :-

  1. Switch on the Samsung.
  2. Press the key(s) on the remote (refer to the table below).
  3. The drawer will eject and 'Adjust' will be shown on the screen.
  4. Insert a DVD (region 1 or 2)
  5. Close the drawer and the DVD will play.

new2.gif (157 bytes)I have heard that this hack may not work on the early Samsung 709 models

Model Works? Keys to Press
Aiwa NSX330 Yes Random
Aiwa NSX-S303 Yes Shift-Program
Aiwa NSX-S505 Yes Shift-Program
Aiwa NSX-S707 Yes Shift-Program
Aiwa NSX-T506 Yes Random
Aiwa NSX-D606 Yes Random
Aiwa NSX-S909 Yes ?
Aiwa XR-MD90 Yes Shift-Random
Aiwa ZR88 Yes Random
Aiwa RC-ZA201 Yes ?
Aiwa RC-L7 Yes Shift-Random
Aiwa RC-T75 No  
Aiwa RC-T503 Yes Shift-Random
Aiwa RC-T506 Yes Random
Aiwa RC-TN500EX Yes Shift-Random
Aiwa RC-TN520EX Yes Random
Aiwa RC-TN707 No (at least not with any of the above keypresses)  
Aiwa RC-6AS02 Yes Random
Aiwa RC-6AS05 No  
Aiwa RC-6AS09 Yes Shift-Random
Aiwa RC-6AS14 Yes  
Aiwa RC-7AS01 Yes  
Aiwa RC-7AS06 Yes Open Drawer
Shoft-Random
Aiwa RC-7AS09 Yes  
Aiwa RC-8AS01 No (at least not with any of the above keypresses)  
Aiwa RC-8AS04 Yes Random/Repeat
Aiwa RC-8AT02 Yes Shift+1
one-for-all remotes Don't know exactly which models work but it must be able to control a HIFI.

one-for-all 5 does not control hifi

Setup device of tuner with code 121
Then use magic key feature 079
one-for-all 6 Yes Press the Aud button
Hold the magic key until it flashed 2 times
Enter code 0121
Press magic key once
Enter 079
one-for-all 5 advanced
(as sold by Argos)
Yes Setup device of tuner with code 121
Then use magic key feature 079
one-for-all 5 topline Yes Setup device of tuner with code 121
Then use magic key feature 079
3COM Palm III and Omniremote software Yes. Use this configuration file.
Thanks to Simon Bedwell
 
SkyCommander for Windows CE Machines (Available from http://skycommander.webjump.com) Yes. Use this configuration file.  
SkyDigital remote ?  

 

What Do All The One-For-All Magic Key Codes Do?

The table below shows what each magic key code does when set for a tuner type of 121.

Magic Key

Function

Magic Key

Function

Magic Key

Function

Magic Key

Function

000

 

064

 

128

 

192

 

001

 

065

 

129

 

193

 

002

 

066

 

130

 

194

 

003

 

067

 

131

 

195

 

004

3'

068

 

132

Setup

196

Enter

005

7'

069

Cursor Up

133

Display

197

Prev Chapter

006

1'

070

Power

134

9'

198

Cursor Right

007

5'

071

Return

135

Display

199

Repeat

008

2'

072

 

136

 

200

Cursor Left

009

6'

073

Subtitle

137

Audio

201

Fast Forward

010

0'

074

Subtitle

138

8'

202

Cursor Down

011

4'

075

Menu

139

Eject

203

Rewind

012

 

076

 

140

 

204

 

013

 

077

 

141

MPEG/DTS leds on display

205

 

014

 

078

Cold Start (no tray eject)

142

 

206

 

015

 

079

Adjust

143

 

207

 

016

 

080

 

144

 

208

 

017

 

081

All LED's

145

Cold Start (C5 02 2) + eject

209

 

018

 

082

 

146

 

210

Play

019

 

083

 

147

 

211

 

020

 

084

 

148

 

212

 

021

 

085

 

149

 

213

 

022

 

086

 

150

 

214

 

023

 

087

 

151

 

215

 

024

 

088

 

152

 

216

 

025

 

089

 

153

 

217

 

026

 

090

 

154

 

218

 

027

 

091

 

155

 

219

 

028

 

092

 

156

 

220

 

029

 

093

 

157

 

221

 

030

 

094

 

158

 

222

 

031

 

095

 

159

 

223

 

032

 

096

 

160

 

224

 

033

 

097

 

161

 

225

 

034

 

098

 

162

 

226

 

035

 

099

 

163

 

227

 

036

 

100

3D Sound

164

 

228

Mode

037

 

101

 

165

 

229

Mode

038

 

102

Bookmark

166

 

230

Next Chapter

039

 

103

 

167

 

231

 

040

 

104

Zoom

168

 

232

Stop

041

 

105

 

169

 

233

Step

042

 

106

Repeat A+B

170

 

234

Play/Pause

043

 

107

Volume

171

 

235

Clear

044

 

108

 

172

 

236

 

045

 

109

 

173

 

237

 

046

 

110

 

174

 

238

 

047

 

111

 

175

 

239

 

048

 

112

 

176

 

240

 

049

 

113

 

177

 

241

 

050

 

114

 

178

 

242

 

051

 

115

 

179

 

243

 

052

 

116

 

180

 

244

 

053

 

117

 

181

 

245

 

054

 

118

 

182

 

246

 

055

 

119

 

183

 

247

 

056

 

120

 

184

 

248

 

057

 

121

 

185

 

249

 

058

 

122

 

186

 

250

 

059

 

123

 

187

 

251

 

060

 

124

 

188

 

252

 

061

 

125

 

189

 

253

 

062

 

126

 

190

 

254

 

063

 

127

 

191

 

255

 

How many times can I change the region?

Unknown at present. You can certainly change it over 25 times.

Do I have to enter the region crack every time I switch on?

No. Use the procedure below:-

  1. Press the hack key until 'Adjust' appears on the display.
  2. Go to the Samsung setup.
  3. Change the parental lock password to something different (it's 7777 by default).
  4. Change the parental lock to level 1.
  5. Return to the setup menu.

To play a DVD switch on and insert the DVD and enter 3521 when asked for the parental lock code.

You can now switch the parental lock level to unlocked to avoid having to enter the code when you switch on.

This technique survives a mains power off.