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#262061 2-Jan-2020 21:23
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Specifically, Panasonic DMP- BD84

I found some very old topics (like 2008 or 2012)

Is there anything more recent?

Or a sympathetic retailer who will rehion unlock the DVD player?

Thanks

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  #2384398 2-Jan-2020 21:50
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If you ask at HN or similar if they have an older 'zapping' remote on-hand still. They may provide an outlet for you to bring it in and use. (they're just a learnable with the right code loaded)

 

But most Pannys you do via remote codes. I successfully did mine with my logitech harmony and programming an action for each one and hitting one after the other per this

 

 

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=95100&page_no=1#563665 




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  #2384454 2-Jan-2020 23:02
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Thank you.

But I did find that one and those instructions seem to be defunct.

It seems you can no longer log into the harmony website from a web browser to change your Harmony remote settings.

At least, it didnt work with the user and password I log into the harmony desktop product.

So without being able to do that, these can’t work. As far as I can see

 
 
 
 


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  #2384459 2-Jan-2020 23:27
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Hrm. Yeah those appear different instructions in the 2nd link than I used

 

I added 10 devices (may not work on new remotes that have a limit..)

 

And made a custom action, that simply pressed each of the 10 'devices' (codes) in order.

 

But I don't recall downloading/installing anything like it said there. Just adding a custom field. Hmm. Guess you can't now then

 

https://www.avforums.com/threads/multi-region-dvd-hack-using-harmony-and-pronto-codes.1519325/ 

 

(https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=175674&page_no=2#1368843)


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  #2384469 3-Jan-2020 01:18
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Multizone DVD players are about as cheap as inkjet printers these days. Why not just buy a new one, they're less than $50, often much less.

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  #2384470 3-Jan-2020 01:32
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normanc: 

Or a sympathetic retailer who will rehion unlock the DVD player?

Thanks

 

From memory (have not touched a DVD or DVD player in eons) DVD creators started adding things to the DVDs that makes it impossible to view the DVD if you have a region free DVD player, so you need one where you can swap regions.

 

 


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  #2384473 3-Jan-2020 01:37
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normanc: 

Or a sympathetic retailer who will rehion unlock the DVD player?

Thanks

 

From memory (have not touched a DVD or DVD player in eons) DVD creators started adding things to the DVDs that makes it impossible to view the DVD if you have a region free DVD player, so you need one where you can swap regions.

 

 

 

 

Simple solution is to return those DVDs as faulty since you cant watch them. They have stopped with all that crap now it seems, not that I buy DVDs anymore but friends do and they all seem fine. Also seems that many do not bother with macrovision anymore since they must know that doesnt stop anyone doing a digital rip and there is a cost per disc to enable it.

 

 





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  #2384765 3-Jan-2020 21:00
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gehenna: Multizone DVD players are about as cheap as inkjet printers these days. Why not just buy a new one, they're less than $50, often much less.


True, but this is a new one. Like bought a week ago.

Blue ray and DVD of course.

And i was a bit surprised that it wasnt region free. But yeah. Here we are.

 
 
 
 


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  #2384786 3-Jan-2020 21:06
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Oh its new?

Modifying is still a thing. Take back to retailer and request it be done.. assuming you've not tested it is already.

Many of the distro warehouses will do so already looking at the kiwi sales pages.

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  #2384803 3-Jan-2020 21:35
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You can go to any Panasonic service centre and get it done while you wait - but only DVD multi region, not blu ray




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  #2384830 3-Jan-2020 23:22
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cb1: You can go to any Panasonic service centre and get it done while you wait - but only DVD multi region, not blu ray

 

Can confirm this.

 

I had a BDM84 die under warranty 6-9 months ago, took the replacement to the service people and they multi-zoned it on sight of the receipt (they had already done the original machine).




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  #2384928 4-Jan-2020 11:03
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Ah cool. Thank you. Goog to know that Panasonic service centers will do it.

 

 


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