BluRay Players with and without Cinavia

Do you want to know if your BluRay player has the Cinavia DRM protection installed?


When Cinavia was new, it was announced that all the BluRay players released from 2012 was required to have the Cinavia protection installed, this isn’t necessarily true. There are players out there who either never had their firmware updated or simply doesn’t have the audio protection installed.

We strongly recommend getting the Movie fix 2.0 which is the only working solution for Cinavia, and works both for BluRay players and the PS3!


Do not adjust the playback volume. The content being played is protected by Cinavia™ and is not authorized for playback on this device. For more information, see Message Code 3.Does it look familiar? We’re here to help!


Update 2017


Clean players – Without Cinavia

Pioneer BDP-320

Samsung BD-H6500 (remove the Wi-fi capabilities)

Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S550 (firmware version 0026).
Sony BDP-S1000es (firmware version 014).

Sony BDPS5500
Panasonic DMP-BD55 (firmware version 2.4).
Panasonic DMP-BD65 (firmware version 1.64).
Panasonic DMP-BD85 (firmware version 1.62).

Oppo players (although they are expensive)

Panasonic Blu-ray players and recorders with Uniphier chipset can be updated with enhanced firmware which allows to deactivate Cinavia audio watermark detection. We haven’t tried it out yet, but you can modify the Panasonic players with Region Freedom.

Affected players

The list below is outdated as all BluRay players with the BluRay logo has now incorporated Cinavia. It’s right now mandatory.

LabelModel & Firmware
SonyPlaystation 3 (fw: 3.10 or higher)
SonyBDP-S185/BDP-S186 (fw: M09.R.0033 or higher) BDP-S390 (fw: M11.R.0147 or higher)
BDP-S280/BDP-S480/BDP-S485/BDP-S580/BDP-S780 (fw: M07.R.0615 or higher)
BDP-SX1000 (fw: F01.R.0102 or higher)
BDP-BX39/BDP-BX59/BDP-S590 (fw: M11.R.0320 or higher)
SamsungBD-Dxxxx Series BD-Exxxx Series
PhilipsBDP5200, BDP6000 (fw: 1.42 or higher)
MarantzUD5005 UD7006
LGBDP550 (fw: 8.31.283.C)
DenonDBP-1611UD (fw: MCU Ver 100/07.04.2011) DBP-2012UDCI

Recommended players, without Cinavia

Currently, one manufacturer has said that they won’t support Cinavia, ever. They are called Oppo, and while they aren’t going to support the watermark – Their players are expensive. See a list of Oppo players here. There’s also the possibility to get an old BluRay player (from 2010) and never update its firmware, a solution which is less tempting.

Solutions for all Blu-Ray players

Already bought a BluRay player, or are don’t you want to get a Oppo BluRay player? No problem, the Cinavia Movie Fix 2.0 currently supports all BluRay players including the PS3. You can download their solution here.


15 thoughts on “BluRay Players with and without Cinavia”

  1. I have a Sony BDP SX-1000 that has the message on the screen when powered up under Video Icon – “Erase BD Data” and “USB Device”. I can not get it erased from the screen and a couple of my DVD’s are not recognized and will not play. Talked with Sony Support but NO HELP!Is this part of the problem discussed above? Thanks.

  2. I tryed to down load this software and now I cant get to the internet to watch my netflix what did it do to my bluray Im very pissed off right now I think your software is crap so I do I fix this thanks for missing with my bluray.

  3. Hello,

    Well I can say that I just bought an OPPO 103 and whatever they said about not supporting Cinavia, they either changed their mind or weren’t honest because I just saw this error. I was read to return the player!! I have older equipment and didn’t even know what it was before I started looking into it.. I got the error on a Netflix rental, which is a real issue since that is the majority of my watching!!

  4. The Samsung BD H6500 also has CINAVIA Protection too. I now use it as a door wedge. Going to look into the Oppo UDP-203 Player.

  5. Ok, I’m not sure if Oppo have caved under pressure, but after contacting Oppo Corp. directly, I have discovered that at least one of their Blu-Ray players DOES have Cinavia protection on it. It is the Oppo-203 4k player. This is around $540. Not worth the money if one can’t play (back-up copies) of their movies that have Cinavia. So the fact that it has been said “Currently, one manufacturer has said that they won’t support Cinavia, ever.” this is no longer the case.

    1. DVD players are not required to detect cinavia, only blu ray players. If a DVD that has cinavia is played on a blu ray player that supports it, then you’re in trouble. As long as you use a DVD player to play DVD’s you’re golden.

  6. I purchased a used OPPO 103. It does NOT have that Cinavia. My model was made PRIOR to the government mandate in 2012. I was told by OPPO that as long as I don’t upgrade the firmware, I will be okay. I can watch all my backup movies without issue. And I LOVE this player. Yes, it is expensive but it is the Mercedes Benz of all players.

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