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Old 12-29-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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Cool INSIGNIA - region free firmware

INSIGNIA NS-WBRDVD :

NOT ABLE TO BE REGION FREE



REGION FREE FIRMWARE FOR THE INSIGNIA NS-WBRDVD2-CA :

http://db.tt/yMS18OOY -- CONFIRMED TO WORK



REGION FREE FIRMWARE FOR THE INSIGNIA NS-WBRDVD2 :

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/145630/20100...082_030_14.iso -- CONFIRMED TO WORK



REGION FREE FIRMWARE FOR THE INSIGNIA NS-BRDVD3 :

http://www.4shared.com/file/_CbSxSU6...Y_53_6903.html -- CONFIRMED TO WORK



INSIGNIA NS-WBRDVD3 (3D Model) :

NOT ABLE TO BE REGION FREE



REGION FREE FIRMWARE FOR THE INSIGNIA NS-BRDVD4-CA :

http://db.tt/ccOCYoAf -- CONFIRMED TO WORK



REGION FREE FIRMWARE FOR THE INSIGNIA NS-BRDVD4 :

http://www.4shared.com/file/qRak_U8L..._B083_022.html -- CONFIRMED TO WORK




firmware instructions:

http://db.tt/Be1IV3ha

Note: make sure USB drive is free of ANY files BEFORE you download the firmware to it!!



ATTN:
When downloading the firmware to a USB drive this MUST be done on a MS Windows box it will NOT work using a Apple Mac. The reason is the files are encoded in the FAT file system and Mac doesn't use that type of file system so it isn't seen on the Mac and when you go to install it on the Insignia it will error as nothing on the USB drive. This has been confirmed by myself and 2 others.

after the firmware is correct, this is how to access the option :

1. Turn on the player
2. 'Press' the Home/Setup button (do not hold the button)
3. Enter 9113
4. A configure menu should appear on the left with all the other option icons
5. Scroll through the menu and pick what region the disc is.


Insignias convert PAL to NTSC and play 50hz.

NS-BRDVD4 = no WiFi
NS-WBRDVD2 = WiFi



Thanks to 'HyperRealist' & 'ytsejam1138' for uploading the firmware & some extra info
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
BD PLAYER (REGION FREE) : Insignia NS-BRDVD4
HDTV : Panasonic Viera 50" Plasma TC-P50S2

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** thread updated 4-JUNE-2014 **

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Old 12-31-2011, 09:10 PM   #2
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Good idea, when I was setting up my NS-WBRDVD2 I was searching through the other thread to find your post.

Also, when you download the firmware via PC to USB drive, download directly onto it instead of copy/pasting it. It's mentioned in the PDF but I still didn't do it :P And make sure the drive is empty beforehand.

Another place I got stuck on was holding Home/Setup, you can just press it, then enter 9113 and the menu will appear on the left side between the other menus.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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thought I'd chime in...kick ass thread, mine is on its way.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:21 PM   #4
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I just got my refurbished NS-WBRDVD2 delivered from Best Buy last night. Out of the box, the remote didn't work with the supplied batteries. So I bought new batteries and it was working for a bit. The hack worked without the firmware upgrade though! I went ahead and bought an extra remote off E-bay in case the remote goes dead. Many thanks.
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I just got my refurbished NS-WBRDVD2 delivered from Best Buy last night. Out of the box, the remote didn't work with the supplied batteries. So I bought new batteries and it was working for a bit. The hack worked without the firmware upgrade though! I went ahead and bought an extra remote off E-bay in case the remote goes dead. Many thanks.
Yeah thats the problem with them being refurb (remote)
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
BD PLAYER (REGION FREE) : Insignia NS-BRDVD4
HDTV : Panasonic Viera 50" Plasma TC-P50S2

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #6
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Yeah thats the problem with them being refurb (remote)
The player is no longer responding so I think I got a lemon. I'll check if it responds with the extra remote I bought when I get it, but I doubt it.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:45 AM   #7
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The player is no longer responding so I think I got a lemon. I'll check if it responds with the extra remote I bought when I get it, but I doubt it.
if you contact bb they might send you another
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if you contact bb they might send you another
Solved it. The remote it came with was the problem. The one I bought off E-bay works like a charm. Buyer beware with refurbished players from BB. You'll never know what you're gonna get.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:31 PM   #9
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Solved it. The remote it came with was the problem. The one I bought off E-bay works like a charm. Buyer beware with refurbished players from BB. You'll never know what you're gonna get.
That goes with ANYTHING you buy second hand / refurbished not just these players or from BB
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #10
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Just chiming in that I got my NS-WBRDVD2 today. Seems in pretty decent shape, but of course came with new firmware. Used the above firmware to update it and accessed the region menu no problem. The player on the whole seems to work pretty good for the price, and I'm a sucker for touch-sensitive buttons. Popped some PAL content into it and it played and upscaled great, so this seems a really great option for region free enthusiasts on a budget. (Like me )

Now I just gotta wait for Touch of Evil to arrive from the UK~
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Just chiming in that I got my NS-WBRDVD2 today. Seems in pretty decent shape, but of course came with new firmware. Used the above firmware to update it and accessed the region menu no problem. The player on the whole seems to work pretty good for the price, and I'm a sucker for touch-sensitive buttons. Popped some PAL content into it and it played and upscaled great, so this seems a really great option for region free enthusiasts on a budget. (Like me )

Now I just gotta wait for Touch of Evil to arrive from the UK~
Got my NS-BRDVD4 today, changed the firmware and everything is working great....
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Just chiming in that I got my NS-WBRDVD2 today. Seems in pretty decent shape, but of course came with new firmware. Used the above firmware to update it and accessed the region menu no problem. The player on the whole seems to work pretty good for the price, and I'm a sucker for touch-sensitive buttons. Popped some PAL content into it and it played and upscaled great, so this seems a really great option for region free enthusiasts on a budget. (Like me )

Now I just gotta wait for Touch of Evil to arrive from the UK~
FUNNY, I ordered my 'Touch of Evil' HMV exclusive steelbook yesterday
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
BD PLAYER (REGION FREE) : Insignia NS-BRDVD4
HDTV : Panasonic Viera 50" Plasma TC-P50S2

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Old 01-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #13
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I just bought a NS-BRDVD3 refurbed from CowBoom on eBay (Best Buy, essentially) for $40. I can't wait for this to come in and start in on buying some sweet RB silent releases!
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Just received mine today and tried doing the firmware update and it was a no go, it keep giving me Internal Error 3000
i formatted my usb from FAT32(which didn't work) to just FAT and still nothing. the hack didn't work either when i just plugged it in its for the INSIGNIA NS-WBRDVD2 the wireless model
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Just received mine today and tried doing the firmware update and it was a no go, it keep giving me Internal Error 3000
i formatted my usb from FAT32(which didn't work) to just FAT and still nothing. the hack didn't work either when i just plugged it in its for the INSIGNIA NS-WBRDVD2 the wireless model
are you d/l the firmware on a mac?
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Nope PC.
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Nope PC.
your the first I've heard of it happening on a PC. Thats the error that shows up when d/l on a Mac...did you d/l directly to the thumb drive or to the HD then transfer over to the thumb drive?
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
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HDTV : Panasonic Viera 50" Plasma TC-P50S2

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Directly to the USB, it shows that their is an update but once I press ok to start it says error 3000.
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also, make sure your d/l the regular version for your model, not the Canadian one (Canadian version is listed above with -CA after the model #)
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
BD PLAYER (REGION FREE) : Insignia NS-BRDVD4
HDTV : Panasonic Viera 50" Plasma TC-P50S2

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Directly to the USB, it shows that their is an update but once I press ok to start it says error 3000.
update?? you can't update the firmware past the one in the d/l above as the region free options are locked out after the versions listed in the first post
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
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