How to Make My Panasonic Blu Ray DVD Recorder Region Free

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A Blu-ray player is similar to a DVD player in that it is unable to play commercial discs unless the disc and player were made for the same region. To make a Panasonic Blu-ray player region free -- able to play discs no matter what region they are designated for -- activate a series of commands that is not documented in the instruction manual or touted by the manufacturer. The procedure requires the use of a universal remote control that can be purchased from an electronics store, but no special skills.

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Step 1

Program the universal remote to command the Panasonic Blu-ray player by following the commands presented in the manual. This typically requires entering in a code or pressing a button and aiming the remote at the Blu-ray player so it can set itself up automatically.

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Step 2

Press the button on the universal remote that activates the functions of the Panasonic Blu-ray player and power on the player.

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Step 3

Press the "Eject" or "Open/Close" button to eject the Panasonic's disc tray. Remove any discs from the tray before proceeding.

Step 4

Press each of the following keys on the remote once in this order: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0.

Step 5

Wait as the Panasonic closes the disc tray and restarts itself.


Fresh batteries in the universal remote will ensure that the signal being transmitted is received by the Panasonic Blu-ray player.