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|Region code hack posted by hack478953, June 30 2012:|
Region Free Hack(only works on DVD discs not Blu Ray discs).
This is the same Panasonic remote hack that has worked on many Panasonic DVD players and Blu Ray players over the last several years.
I can confirm after the hack, the player stays Region Free even after a firmware update (just like other Panasonic Players).
I bought the One for All Essence 4 Way (URC 7140) remote.
If you have another One for All remote, it may need the 3 digit codes, simply use the 5 digit codes below but remove the first two 0. So 00191 would be 191
If I say the DVD button blinks twice, it must do this, if it does not you must try the sequence again and again until it does blink twice.
1. select dvd device on remote
2. hold magic button until the DVD button lights up and stays lit up.
3. enter device code 0490 (DVD button blinks twice)
program buttons with the following codes:
1. 00191 = ENTER
2. 00120 = 6
3. 00065 = >=10
4. 00180 = <<
5. 00143 = Service Key
6. 00155 = AUDIO
7. 00122 = 8
8. 00117 = 1
9. 00129 = SUBTITLE
0. 00123 = 4
1. hold magic button until the DVD button lights up and stays lit
2. press 994 (DVD button blinks twice)
3. press magic
4. enter 5 digit code from above
5. press button (1,2,3 etc..) where to program it (DVD button blinks twice)
6. repeat steps 1 to 5 for all keys.
Switch on DVD player, make sure theirs no disc in it.
Press the One For All Remote buttons in the following sequence
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
Then simply wait until the Panasonic makes it self region free (takes a minute or two).
When its finished it will not actually tell you its region free, just simply try it with different region DVDs.
|Region code hack posted by mentasm, October 30 2013:|
I can confirm that the above hack works with the mentioned
|Region code hack posted by persen, January 21 2014:|
Sorry, but this hack makes no sence to me.
Better explanation required for complete novices who never has used that remote before.
|Region code hack posted by Stormshadow-.-, February 05 2014:|
The hack works, although I had some difficulty understanding
I used it on firmware 1.63, which I first upgraded to, and
with a One for All URC-7130 control.
I would like to clarify the instruction like this:
When the instruction says the DVD LED blinks twice, THEN IT
MUST DO THIS. If it does not then try the sequence again
until it does blink twice. I noticed that button nr 3 where
difficult with the three zeros, but pressing the sequence
faster worked better.
1 - select DVD device on remote by pressing [MODE],
2 - hold [magic] until the DVD LED lights up and stays lit,
3 - enter 0490 (DVD LED blinks twice).
Now program button 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 0 with the
Use the following steps to program each button:
1 - hold [magic] until the DVD LED lights up and stays lit,
2 - press 994 (DVD LED blinks twice),
3 - press [magic],
4 - enter the 5 digit code from above,
5 - press the number button listed, before the code above,
to assign the code to it (DVD LED blinks twice).
Example (button 1 on the control):
Hold [magic] until DVD LED is lit -> press 994 -> press
[magic] -> press 00191 -> press 1.
Switch on DVD player, make sure there is no disc in it.
Press the One For All Remote buttons in the following
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0
The player will restart and then it is DVD region free (that
took less then 30 seconds for mine).
|Region code hack posted by NBryan, August 05 2014:|
A special remote is available to do this from
|Region code hack posted by warandpain, July 27 2016:|
I am a new owner of the BDT500. I bougt it ALSO because it was supposed to be DVD region free.
Just a make-sure question (to stormshadow-.- and/or hack478953):
Is it completely safe to use this hack algorythm?
Because I was warned that proceeding such things by oneself might result in permanent changing of
the BDT language to Japanese or even blocking of the player.
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