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.
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 http://www.cinavia.com. Message Code 3. – Does it look familiar? We’re here to help!
Clean players – Without Cinavia
Samsung BD-H6500 (remove the Wi-fi capabilities)
Sony BDP-S350 & BDP-S550 (firmware version 0026).
Sony BDP-S1000es (firmware version 014).
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.
The list below is outdated as all BluRay players with the BluRay logo has now incorporated Cinavia. It’s right now mandatory.
|Label||Model & Firmware|
|Sony||Playstation 3 (fw: 3.10 or higher)|
|Sony||BDP-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)|
|Samsung||BD-Dxxxx Series BD-Exxxx Series|
|Philips||BDP5200, BDP6000 (fw: 1.42 or higher)|
|LG||BDP550 (fw: 8.31.283.C)|
|Denon||DBP-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.