Dear Rizla (?) Fixya (?) I was told on purchase that this machine played any zone DVDs however it doesn't seem to play Region 1 (the cover of the manual indicates it does play 2,3,4 and 5). Is there a fix or a hack to get it to play Region 1? Others have asked this question but I can't seem to locate the answers on the main page. (If there are any). Regards, Semaphoredm
A Panasonic technician can unlock it to play all regions - just had mine done in NZ.
Go into the Panasonic website for your country: just type www.panasonic and your country code on the end eg. .com for US, .com.au for Australia, etc into your browser window. Then you should be able to look up service agents online. Failing this, just call up the .com one, and there should be links to other countries). Otherwise, just e-mail Panasonic (look on the website under contact information) and ask them.
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Region free hacks
this page you can find everything about region hacking your player. As
this site was also the place where the generic Panasonic DVD player
region hacks originated from, it also covers almost any other Panasonic
NoThese days most of the companies are producing Region 0/ALL DVDs If you can get them OR buy a dual region DVD i.e. Region 2/4 which can play on both the regions. Most of the DVDs produced in India are multiregions. Choice is yours now
send it or take it to your local authorised panasonic service center, they can normally do it while you wait. If it is under 12 months old then panasonic will normally pay for this, otherwise a small fee can apply, so if you are unsure on who is your local service, either give panasonic a call or check out there website.
I sent an e-mail to Panasonic New Zealand to ask about this, and they advised: "Panasonic NZ no longer pre set DVD recorders or players
for all region multi-zones.However, we will multi-zone for all
regions on request.This needs to be done by an
Authorised Service Centre, as a special service remote is
used.Once delivered to one of these
agents, the service company will charge the fee to Panasonic
If you're not in NZ, try contacting Panasonic in your own country. Just call up www.panasonic with your country code after eg. US = .com and NZ = .co.nz. It seems a *lot* easier than all those complicated hacks on the net. Now all I have to do is work out how to disconnect my DVD recorder again, and try to
PS. I realise this question is 11 months old by now, but I hope my response helps someone like me just cruising the internet looking for help.