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Master Geek
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Topic # 105940 14-Jul-2012 15:46
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Bah bought a dmp-bdt220 from noel leeming and its region locked for dvd playback! I didnt think it would be here?

Looks like theres a few options involving remote controls (for dvd region hack) or firmware (for br hack).

Dont care about br multi region hacks, just DVD.

Looks like there are some codes for a harmony remote (which I dont has) or ebay remotes just for hacking (£10 or something).

Any other options?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 655582 14-Jul-2012 15:56

Pretty sure those are your only options.  IIRC, panasonic uses the same region-free IR unlock codes for most of their consumer DVD players - the problem being that at least one of the codes is not available in the standard remote control (hence the need for a dedicated unlock device or a programmable remote).

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  Reply # 655596 14-Jul-2012 16:36
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Take the player and receipt to the local Panasonic service centre, they will unlock it for free.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 655604 14-Jul-2012 16:41
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Loismustdye: Take the player and receipt to the local Panasonic service centre, they will unlock it for free.


Cheers, just read that! Have left a message at ascot tv see what they say.

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  Reply # 655610 14-Jul-2012 16:55
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Loismustdye: Take the player and receipt to the local Panasonic service centre, they will unlock it for free.


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Just had one done last week.
Check the Panasonic website for your local service agents. Beware though that not all of them do Video/DVD etc.
One I tried in Aukland only handled photocopiers and another only does air conditioners.

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  Reply # 656385 16-Jul-2012 11:51
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Rob Dickinson, photographer?
Love your work.



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Master Geek
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  Reply # 656415 16-Jul-2012 12:27
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Yep thats me , thanks!

Oh and Ascot TV is cool with the unlocking of my BR player , so result (or will be one day soon)..

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Reply # 1157503 18-Oct-2014 14:49
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All NZ Panasonic Service Agents will set your DVD player to multi zone free of charge.
See their web site http://eng-au.faq.panasonic.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/21522
Why they don't do this prior to shipping beggars belief!



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  Reply # 1157551 18-Oct-2014 17:03
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Do you think its relevant to reply to a thread from over 2 years ago?

And PM me about it too?

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