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Topic # 128796 23-Aug-2013 15:36
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Hi,

This could be a very simple question.
I want to buy a region A bluray to play on my Panasonic bd60.
I had it zapped at the shop so it can play my DVDs from America but will it play different zone blurays?

Thanks

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  Reply # 883512 23-Aug-2013 16:47
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Not usually. Most DVD players can be made region free via a code or the like but the MPAA and Sony made sure that it couldn't be done easily with Blu-ray. You can for a $1000 + buy in NZ a Oppo BD player that is region free for everything..




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Reply # 883514 23-Aug-2013 16:52
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OK thanks for your reply.


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  Reply # 883515 23-Aug-2013 16:54
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old3eyes: You can for a $1000 + buy in NZ a Oppo BD player that is region free for everything..

Or you could just get a cheap Toshiba or Veon or something...



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  Reply # 883521 23-Aug-2013 17:08
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Yeah I've ordered it now but its only cheap so if it doesn't work I'll trade me it or something.

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  Reply # 883531 23-Aug-2013 17:34
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Behodar:
old3eyes: You can for a $1000 + buy in NZ a Oppo BD player that is region free for everything..

Or you could just get a cheap Toshiba or Veon or something...


But can you change the blu-ray region on a cheap Toshiba or Veon to play a Region A/1 zone permanently?

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  Reply # 883533 23-Aug-2013 17:37
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Setup > 8520 > Region > Press 1

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  Reply # 883534 23-Aug-2013 17:39
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Behodar: Setup > 8520 > Region > Press 1


Ok thanks, are you talking about the Toshiba or the Veon?

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  Reply # 883535 23-Aug-2013 17:42
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Yes :)

It works on both... specifically the Toshiba BDX3200KY, not sure of the Veon model number. If the Toshiba doesn't do it out of the box then install this.

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  Reply # 883593 23-Aug-2013 20:30
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Audiosonic Blu ray players from Kmart and the Laser brand Blu ray players from PB Tech and wiseguys.co.nz (et al.) are also all blu ray region switchable using the "8520" trick.

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  Reply # 883608 23-Aug-2013 20:45
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Every player can be unlocked to play everything forever. You just need the correct code or file.




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  Reply # 883610 23-Aug-2013 20:47
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I got my Toshiba BDX3200KY from JBHiFi and posted it here.




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  Reply # 883674 23-Aug-2013 22:35
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joker97: Every player can be unlocked to play everything forever. You just need the correct code or file.


Whilst true in theory, it's not always easy to obtain the needed code or file - let alone hardware chip - or to implement it... at least not as easy as the cheapo players listed above, whici is effectively just a setting in the menu.

But as a test of your theory, can you help a brother out with a blu ray region-free hack for the Panasonic DMP-BD85 which doesn't involve registering with firmwareinfo.com or paying for a hardware chip?

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  Reply # 884158 25-Aug-2013 11:09
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chiefie: I got my Toshiba BDX3200KY from JBHiFi and posted it here.


Classic post !

A few months ago I found a BDX3200KY in JB, it was a promo unit with free HDMI cable and a 3D BD with sharks.

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