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Old 12-28-2015, 09:42 PM   #41
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I'm currently saving for a son region free blu Ray player from 220 electronics. I was unsuccessful getting my Panasonic player region 1 player to play region 2 locked blu Rays.
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:18 PM   #42
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I'm currently saving for a son region free blu Ray player from 220 electronics. I was unsuccessful getting my Panasonic player region 1 player to play region 2 locked blu Rays.
220 electronics is where I purchased my region free player. It works great.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:39 PM   #43
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220 electronics is where I purchased my region free player. It works great.
I ordered a Sony player last week from 220. It should arrive this week.
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:00 AM   #44
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I ordered a Sony player last week from 220. It should arrive this week.
The BDP-S6500, I bet. Tempted as I was, I saw no need for the 4K upscaling. I went for the S5200 (strangely, it has a dual core processor, but they cut it out and downgraded it on the S5500, keeping it with the S6500).

I just got confirmation of shipping on mine. Set to arrive by Wednesday. :-D And good timing too. The last of my Zavvi holiday buys arrived...The Wire Complete Series on Blu-Ray. It's going to get a workout, oh yes.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:07 PM   #45
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I can't make my own post so I'm just going to hijack this thread to ask a question:

"Say I have a 25GB Blu Ray, and I have a bunch of video files that only come to 15Gb's but are over 10 hours long. Why can't that be burned to a BluRay? Even with it not exceeding the disc space, why does it have a time limit? "
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:14 AM   #46
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It doesn't appear to work on the German release of Gaspar Noe's Love. If you try the third method, it gets to the first trailer, but every time it tries to load anything else, it goes back to the region code error.

UPDATE: when I entered 019, it brought me to the actual movie. So, I tried 020, 021 and henceforth. Everything from 016-029 went to a different trailer or menu video; except for 022, which gave me the region code error. Everything from 029-240 goes to the same trailer.

It's a 3D Blu-ray, so I'm wondering if 022 is to the 3D version. I'm going through each 3-digit code, just to make sure I'm not missing out on the 3D version. At any rate, trying to enter 020 or others in that area may work to access different videos on the disc, for those who can't get the other options to work.

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Old 01-06-2017, 07:33 AM   #47
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It doesn't appear to work on the German release of Gaspar Noe's Love. If you try the third method, it gets to the first trailer, but every time it tries to load anything else, it goes back to the region code error.

UPDATE: when I entered 019, it brought me to the actual movie. So, I tried 020, 021 and henceforth. Everything from 016-029 went to a different trailer or menu video; except for 022, which gave me the region code error. Everything from 029-240 goes to the same trailer.

It's a 3D Blu-ray, so I'm wondering if 022 is to the 3D version. I'm going through each 3-digit code, just to make sure I'm not missing out on the 3D version. At any rate, trying to enter 020 or others in that area may work to access different videos on the disc, for those who can't get the other options to work.
As I suspected, every other code led to the same trailer. I figure once you're after the last indexed item, all numbers beyond that just go to the highest number.

It's something though. If your region locked Blu-ray doesn't play with any of those methods, try three digits codes. I'd start with 001 and go from there.

I'm using the BDT220, but I think it works on all 2011 models.
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:03 PM   #48
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It doesn't appear to work on the German release of Gaspar Noe's Love. If you try the third method, it gets to the first trailer, but every time it tries to load anything else, it goes back to the region code error.

UPDATE: when I entered 019, it brought me to the actual movie. So, I tried 020, 021 and henceforth. Everything from 016-029 went to a different trailer or menu video; except for 022, which gave me the region code error. Everything from 029-240 goes to the same trailer.

It's a 3D Blu-ray, so I'm wondering if 022 is to the 3D version. I'm going through each 3-digit code, just to make sure I'm not missing out on the 3D version. At any rate, trying to enter 020 or others in that area may work to access different videos on the disc, for those who can't get the other options to work.
So you actually got the movie to play in 2D with 019? I have the BDT220 and now the UB900 and tried it with both, (however, not 019 yet) and could only get the first trailer to work.

This is the only region-locked Blu-ray I own and was hoping since I had the Panasonic I could get it to work after hearing about the "hack" on Panny players. ... I will have to try it tonight to see if I can get the movie to play with 019. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:51 AM   #49
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So you actually got the movie to play in 2D with 019? I have the BDT220 and now the UB900 and tried it with both, (however, not 019 yet) and could only get the first trailer to work.

This is the only region-locked Blu-ray I own and was hoping since I had the Panasonic I could get it to work after hearing about the "hack" on Panny players. ... I will have to try it tonight to see if I can get the movie to play with 019. Thanks for the tip!
Yep. When you get to the region code error screen, just hit stop. Then 019. The 2D version will play.

I'm glad someone else can use this info! I was worried I was bumping a thread that nobody would care about lol
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:47 PM   #50
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Yep. When you get to the region code error screen, just hit stop. Then 019. The 2D version will play.

I'm glad someone else can use this info! I was worried I was bumping a thread that nobody would care about lol
Haha thanks!

I had a friend over who didn't know about this movie, and he's another tech junky like I am. So I said I just wanted to test something I learned today on the forum (thanks to you) and sure enough it worked! I had forgotten about the fist scene in the movie is quite a shocker if you don't know what you're in for so we had a good laugh as it came on the screen hahaha

So I can confirm the same "hacks" work on the 4K Player, The UB900
But yeah, too bad the 3D can't work! It even says to put on your glasses at the beginning. What I might try is using the TVs 3D conversion and just turning it on anyway to see if it looks any good that way lol
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:50 PM   #51
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Method 2 worked on my DMP-BD55 with one addendum.

When I started the movie it came to a splash screen saying that the disc was region B only. So I stopped the player and pressed the pop-up menu button several times without success. So just for a lark I decided to play the disc again and the movie started! SQUEEE!!!

Thank you very much! I have often found UK releases that I want to get but don't because they are region B locked. Not anymore!
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:17 AM   #52
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Method 2 worked on my DMP-BD55 with one addendum.

When I started the movie it came to a splash screen saying that the disc was region B only. So I stopped the player and pressed the pop-up menu button several times without success. So just for a lark I decided to play the disc again and the movie started! SQUEEE!!!

Thank you very much! I have often found UK releases that I want to get but don't because they are region B locked. Not anymore!
Don't get too excited. The Panasonic tricks only work for some discs.
It won't allow you to play all Region B locked discs
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:10 PM   #53
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Hi guys,

Are you able to help me identify if these hacks work with Paramount/CBS region A locked discs, for example the Dexter Complete Series. I have the UK Panasonic SA-BTT885 home theatre and am looking to get this set, but worry in case the hacks may not work.

Thanks in advance :-)
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:11 AM   #54
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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
So when you use one of these methods, can you then play the Blu-Ray disc and access all of its extras, subtitles, audio tracks, etc. as if you had a normal region free player? Or do some things still not work?

Also, does anyone know if one of these methods will work for the Arrow UK release of the Phantasm Blu Ray Special Edition Collection Box Set?
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:46 PM   #55
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Some interesting advice...

I'm going with the chipped remote method, I have owned two previous Panasonic Blu Ray players and converted them both into a multi region machines on the DVD platform via a chipped remote control, works every time.

Where 2D, 3D & 4K blu ray is concerned I am perfectly happy to purchase all region titles from sources around the world.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:22 PM   #56
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I have a Panasonic UHD 4k player and I'm able to play Region B discs by:

Waiting for the wrong region menu screen to appear
Pressing Stop
Pressing the number 1 button over and over and over and it eventually brings me to the disc menu.

I hope this helps!
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I have a Panasonic UHD 4k player and I'm able to play Region B discs by:

Waiting for the wrong region menu screen to appear
Pressing Stop
Pressing the number 1 button over and over and over and it eventually brings me to the disc menu.

I hope this helps!
I can do it with stop and top menu (in the UK on Region A)
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Old 01-21-2021, 01:47 AM   #58
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I have a Panasonic UHD 4k player and I'm able to play Region B discs by:

Waiting for the wrong region menu screen to appear
Pressing Stop
Pressing the number 1 button over and over and over and it eventually brings me to the disc menu.

I hope this helps!
Worth mentioning that this doesn't work for every label (Signal One and a majority of StudioCanal discs in my experience).
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Thank you. I don't have any of those labels. But it has worked with Koch Media, Eureka and Arrow Region B discs that I have.
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Old 01-24-2021, 01:33 AM   #60
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Thank you. I don't have any of those labels. But it has worked with Koch Media, Eureka and Arrow Region B discs that I have.
What about Indicator and Second Sight? Thank you!
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