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Old 01-26-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Does any easy region free hack available for Panasonic BD 210?
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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Does any easy region free hack available for Panasonic BD 210?
Not out of the box. Your options are: i) applying an enhanced firmware update (which many forum members here advise against), ii) using a OneForAll remote that has a DVD button to input codes, or iii) buying a modified region free player.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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Not out of the box. Your options are: i) applying an enhanced firmware update (which many forum members here advise against), ii) using a OneForAll remote that has a DVD button to input codes, or iii) buying a modified region free player.
Thanks Private. I am all for this

using a OneForAll remote that has a DVD button to input codes

Where shall I get directions and info
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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Thanks Private. I am all for this

using a OneForAll remote that has a DVD button to input codes

Where shall I get directions and info
I found the info on this page. Keep in mind that the poster is using a European model, so it may not be an apples-to-apples scenario, even though the model number is the same, so this will be a gamble on your part. If you do decide to order a remote, let us know if this hack works for you.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:13 PM   #5
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I found the info on this page. Keep in mind that the poster is using a European model, so it may not be an apples-to-apples scenario, even though the model number is the same, so this will be a gamble on your part. If you do decide to order a remote, let us know if this hack works for you.
Yes but that does not make your player BD region free. You can take your Panny player to your local authorized Panny service center and they should make it region free(DVD)free of charge while you wait.

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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So a panasonic service would make it play just dvd's region free but not blu-ray?
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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Well at least they should. If you wan't to watch region B Blu-ray flicks you need to buy a mod kit or a modded player(expensive). Or then you can try the enhanced firmware update and pay to that jerk. I guess it's cheap if you don't plan to update your device. But be aware that he might not reply to your messages and if I'm correct someone mentioned he no longer accepts requests. As you live in the US and already own the BDT110 I'd just buy a region B BD75 since you're a panny guy. That's exactly what I did. It's quite cheap and I believe US customers don't even have to pay VAT.

£79.99 @ AMZ UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-DM...7611300&sr=8-1

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
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Yes but that does not make your player BD region free. You can take your Panny player to your local authorized Panny service center and they should make it region free(DVD)free of charge while you wait.
Brain fart on my part. You're right: the hack covers DVDs, but not Blu-rays.

As for the other part: that's news to me. I wasn't aware that the service center was obligated to do anything, especially updating the region code setting.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #9
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Brain fart on my part. You're right: the hack covers DVDs, but not Blu-rays.

As for the other part: that's news to me. I wasn't aware that the service center was obligated to do anything, especially updating the region code setting.
Haven't tried it myself yet..perhaps I should. But that's what I've read somewhere. Doesn't hurt to ask..I hope.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #10
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why cant the people that already purchased the enhanced firmware put a d/l link to it so we all can benefit? Id even have a little dough for their troubles...
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #11
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^ The firmware is supposed to be programmed specific to your player's unique MAC Address. That's what I've read anyway. Whether that's true or not, I don't know, and I don't have the firmware to test it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:45 PM   #12
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^ The firmware is supposed to be programmed specific to your player's unique MAC Address. That's what I've read anyway. Whether that's true or not, I don't know, and I don't have the firmware to test it.
Yep. That's true.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:38 AM   #13
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I found the info on this page. Keep in mind that the poster is using a European model, so it may not be an apples-to-apples scenario, even though the model number is the same, so this will be a gamble on your part. If you do decide to order a remote, let us know if this hack works for you.
I think I have one for all and Philips remotes that I used in the past for region hack diff players. I shall keep u folks posted.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:40 AM   #14
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So a panasonic service would make it play just dvd's region free but not blu-ray?
If they can make it pal compatible and DVD region free, I am all for it. Have some one did it?
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:31 AM   #15
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Not out of the box. Your options are: i) applying an enhanced firmware update (which many forum members here advise against), ii) using a OneForAll remote that has a DVD button to input codes, or iii) buying a modified region free player.
I strongly wouldn't recommend it either, because it may cause technical malfunctions in the player's circuitry. It's best to leave it alone, and continue using it the way it was intended.

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #16
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I have a philips BDP 3000, you can use the 2500 either, but you can make it region free or you can change the region, mine is B at the moment but i am going to make it A as i want to play my evil dead from america.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #17
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I went the cheapo-region free way, and bought a 78 dollar Seiki BD player from Wal-Mart Canada:

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks/seiki-bd660/10959

It converts PAL, which is even better.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:58 PM   #18
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I have a Panasonic DMP-BDT110 and it can play Region-B discs by doing a few different tricks. It won't play any PAL or 1080/50i content without modified firmware however. Here's the 3 methods that I've discovered so far:

Method 1 -

- Insert a disc and wait for the "Wrong Region" screen to appear
- Press the "Pop-Up Menu" button
- Disc should boot to the discs main menu or start playing the movie

Method 2 -

- Insert a disc and wait for the "Wrong Region" screen to appear
- Press Stop
- Press the "Pop-Up Menu" button (You may have to press this a few times)
- Disc should boot to the discs main menu or start playing the movie

Method 3 -

- Insert a disc and wait for the "Wrong Region" screen to appear
- Press Stop
- Press 1 and the number "1" should start blinking in the upper right corner. Press the "OK" button while 1 is blinking. You may have to try this a few times, as it usually doesn't work the first time. Try pressing OK on the first or second blink and it should work.
- Disc should boot to the discs main menu or start playing the movie

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Hey all! Just wanted to thank the poster above for the advice on making my Region A Panasonic DMP-BD655, at least, Region B compatible.

I was able to play my B-coded Masters of Cinema blu-ray after getting the "Sorry, your disc is incompatible" screen by following Method 2 given by HoNuts above.

I got the screen, pressed Stop, and then pressed the Pop-Up menu button. This gave me 2 options: either Playback, which did not worked, or Top Menu, which, thankfully, worked like a charm!
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I have a Panasonic DMP-BDT110 and it can play Region-B discs by doing a few different tricks. It won't play any PAL or 1080/50i content without modified firmware however. Here's the 3 methods that I've discovered so far:
This works on my BDT220 as well!
Has anyone discovered how to bypass the DVD region codes on this, personally do not need it as I have an older oppo dvd player and well as the BDP 93 so I am all set, but it would be nice to have another region free DVD player as well.
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