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  Reply # 439266 14-Feb-2011 14:08 Send private message

On a side note to this, I was recently enlightened to the regioning of BD discs and discovered there is only a select few distribution networks (fox?) that encode to anything other than Free or what we use here. Most are either B or free/all 3.

Meaning nearly all UK releases, and most US releases are the same :) Tho I notice with some of the NZ distributed ones the often leave off the region from the packaging. Grrr.

http://regionfreemovies.com/ was one of the sites

PS3 however... another story. Fussy at what they play (due to RCE change check?), hence all the 'PS3 safe' stickers on them now.

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  Reply # 439489 14-Feb-2011 21:41 Send private message

NZ is Region B, same as UK, handy as a lot of BD's are cheaper ex-UK.

Here's a more comprehensive Region listing.

http://bluray.liesinc.net/#brus

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  Reply # 439555 14-Feb-2011 23:01 Send private message

I bought a Panasonic DMP-BD45 Blu Ray player from DSE and got it de-regioned at this place in Newlands:

Advanced Television Services
Shop 19, McMillan Court, Newlands,
WELLINGTON
Phone  04 478 3065

Quick and painless with friendly service from both Panasonic and ATS.

Nice one Panasonic!

Pete

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  Reply # 439784 15-Feb-2011 13:23 Send private message

TermiPete: I bought a Panasonic DMP-BD45 Blu Ray player from DSE and got it de-regioned at this place in Newlands:

Advanced Television Services
Shop 19, McMillan Court, Newlands,
WELLINGTON
Phone  04 478 3065

Quick and painless with friendly service from both Panasonic and ATS.

Nice one Panasonic!

Pete


Hi Pete, did you organise this through Panasonic or go directly to the shop in Newlands?

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  Reply # 440178 16-Feb-2011 11:09 Send private message

You just take your player and proof of purchase to any Panasonic approved service agent who should be able to do the job while you wait.

No need to contact Panasonic.

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  Reply # 440427 16-Feb-2011 19:57 Send private message

Doesn't installing new firmware roll back the region-freeing?

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  Reply # 440450 16-Feb-2011 20:32 Send private message

Different chip to the firmware base. So nope :)

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  Reply # 440511 16-Feb-2011 22:44 Send private message

Yep - ilovemusic is correct - just take it in with proof of purchase Smile

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