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Topic # 146749 28-May-2014 09:15
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I have a Panasonic Blue-ray PVR DMR-BWT835. I wish to unlock the DVD region coding to make it multi zone. According to Panasonic NZ this is possible via a service agent for FREE. Though it is not possible for Blue-ray disks.

Does anyone know of a good service agent in Tauranga/Mt Maunganui area?

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Reply # 1054805 28-May-2014 09:35
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dont know about now but a few years back TV EYE in Tenth Ave did them. Very friendly helpful staff.




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  Reply # 1055266 28-May-2014 17:36
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bfginger: http://dealers.panasonic.co.nz/find-a-dealer/authorised-service-centres.html

Select BOP and it shows contact details.

Yes - thanks I printed that out prior to posting. I properly did not make myself clear - can anyone RECOMMEND a reliable service agent? from the list in your link.

Gilco2: dont know about now but a few years back TV EYE in Tenth Ave did them. Very friendly helpful staff.

Thanks - I shall keep them in mind.




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  Reply # 1055276 28-May-2014 17:39
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Yes - thanks I printed that out prior to posting. I properly did not make myself clear - can anyone RECOMMEND a reliable service agent? from the list in your link.

Recommendation shouldn't be necessary. It only takes them about 30 secs with a special remote. I've had several done (in Auckland) and they always do it on the spot.

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  Reply # 1055279 28-May-2014 17:42
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FYI, most Blu Rays aren't actually region coded anyway :)

http://www.bluraysforeveryone.com/region-code

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  Reply # 1055350 28-May-2014 19:07
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This isn't for Blu-rays but for DVDs. Unlocking requires a simple remote code which you can do at home with the right type of learning remote. There are only 3 BD regions. DVDs have more regions and we're in the Latin American region.

If you do some Googling for it, there is a hidden technique that works with some Panasonic Blu-ray players that lets you play out of region Blu-ray discs with some remote control button trickery.



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  Reply # 1056037 29-May-2014 15:56
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Gilco2: dont know about now but a few years back TV EYE in Tenth Ave did them. Very friendly helpful staff.


Thanks Gilco - popped into them today - all done and dusted, no problems, I can now play my UK (R1) & USA (R2) DVD's. As you said "Very friendly helpful staff" also very pleasant.

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  Reply # 1056090 29-May-2014 16:53
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ubergeeknz: FYI, most Blu Rays aren't actually region coded anyway :)

http://www.bluraysforeveryone.com/region-code


Looks that way.  The one that really irks me is Criterion who restore and put out a lot of great classic movies.  They  region code everything and won't ship out side of the US.  There answer is when asked " We are only licensed to sell in the US." Why bother spending all that money on a restoration when it's market is so limited..




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