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Topic # 55379 1-Jan-2010 19:40
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Is it possible to make my Panasonic DMP-BD60 multi region for DVD only as I have a lot of DVD's from the UK that I would like to play?

Any help with this would be great!

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  Reply # 286458 1-Jan-2010 22:12
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Where did you buy from? In the past I've gone back to the retailer and complained and the player was sent away to be "fixed" (free of charge in my case)

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  Reply # 286459 1-Jan-2010 22:35
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Tazbec: Is it possible to make my Panasonic DMP-BD60 multi region for DVD only as I have a lot of DVD's from the UK that I would like to play?

Any help with this would be great!


Is it NZ new ?

Take it (and your sales receipt) to an approved Panasonic service agent and they will zap it with their service remote.

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  Reply # 286477 2-Jan-2010 07:22
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there is a harmony remote hack apparently... not that I've tried it.
http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-ray-players/1045774-harmony-remote-multiregion-dvd-hack-panasonic-pioneer-sony-blu-rays-part-6-a.html



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  Reply # 286521 2-Jan-2010 15:42
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Thanks for the responses so far. The player is NZ new from JB HiFi. Do you think they will "fix" this or will I be better to try a Panasonic service agent? Any idea on costs involved?

Thanks again

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  Reply # 286539 2-Jan-2010 19:35
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Tazbec: Thanks for the responses so far. The player is NZ new from JB HiFi. Do you think they will "fix" this or will I be better to try a Panasonic service agent? Any idea on costs involved?

Thanks again



Give JB-HiFi a call and talk to them - I would go that avenue first, you might find that a service agent will charge a nominal fee for the updates.


Also - make sure you check with JB HiFi about what costs will be incurred - so far I've not encountered a charge to "fix" the broken DVD zoning system, but best to check any how.


You might find that JB HiFi don't perform the change themselves -if they don't it might be quicker for you to take the unit to the service agent that ends up doing the work - ask when you call them at the same time :-)


Cheers!

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  Reply # 286962 4-Jan-2010 18:59
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Speaking as someone from Dunedin...
The local service agent for Panasonic will multi-zone Panasonic DVD players at no charge if you can provide a store receipt. He charges Panasonic for the service - does it on the same day too... so I'm picking you should be fine, if JB don't look after you, go elsewhere.



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  Reply # 287015 4-Jan-2010 21:46
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Thanks for all your responses. I have contacted JB Hi-Fi and they don't make the change but have advised that the Panasonic Service Agent will make the change. He said the same as the previous poster that there should be no charge if I provide the store receipt. Now I just have to wait until the service centre is open after the Christmas break. Lets hope they are all back at work tomorrow!!!

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