this may be of some help...
or you may be able to buy a special remote to do it...
If eveyone could help I would be grateful.
Just got a Panasonic DMR-EX87 HDD recorder DVD recorder and it's region locked any idear on how to unlock it? I had a cheap conia that died and got this as an insurance claim but I can't play half of my DVD's.
Download this Iso I just made burn to cd-r place in laptop point ir port on laptop towards dvd player remove any disc from the drive. Run winsamp.exe then press r to load file then press enter then scroll across the numbers at bottom (in purple) pressing enter each time from 1 to 10 then dvd player will reset then it's region free. thanks Hoe for the link worked a treat.
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1. Did your DVD recorder come from Panasonic Australia?
2. When you opened the box, was there a white sticker across the top of the box stating "Inspected by Panasonic Australia"?
DVD recorders destinied for the Australian market are opened by panasonic when they arrive here and they set them to Region 0 before releasing them to the retailers.
1. unit came from clive peeters in australia
2. yes there was sticker saying Inspected by Panasonic Australia, but the unit was locked to region 4 only as my USA zone one disc came up will an error stating disc in drive from wrong region.
So I used the laptop ir port and sent the region free code to it. now it works with all my usa discs and uk discs I have
Adobe will that iso fix my Panasonic DMR-EZ48V region lock
Yes it will fix all units except for blu ray players
Awesome find Adobe, top work mate.
Excellent find hoe and Adobe. Although mine was already region free.
Does any1 know of ability to bypass those User Prohibitions (P-UOPs) like the FBI warnings etc.
An old TEAC had firmware for it but I have not been able to find it for any Panasonics.
I've been trying WINSAMP from a laptop on a Panasonic DMR EX77.
The irda connection works between computers OK but I cannot get a response out of the EX77.
I have tried setting up < 1m between devices but still nothing happens.
My laptop doesn't have a COM2 port so I use COM1 WINSAMP seems OK with this if I give it a c1 parameter on load.
Any help appreciated. Failing that is there anyone around Canberra who could help with this mod?
Any way of checking threw menu anywhere or button combination to see if its unlocked. just got a panasonic Refurbished ex77 for $350 Not a scratch on it..
My Dell dont have IR
And I dont think i got any other region dvds...
Had An Old Dell PDA with Infra red. A Client of mine has a heap old region 1s and was looking to get a vcr/dvd burner combo Panasonic model, so he lent me a few region 1 dvds. would not play them at first. put software for tv remote into pda and let her rip. works no probs both region 1 and region 4 now. Sweet
client will now purchase the Combo to transfer his old vcr to dvds
No problems at all that's what these groups are for
most panasonic repairers have the magic button remote which will unlock the units for all region.
if you arent keen to go thru all this setup and infrared transmit from laptop just pop into your local panasonic repairer with a 6 pack of coke/beer cans and ask nicely. they will fix it for you. it just depends on how many other units i have in pieces on the bench at the time if i can fit yours in!
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Do you know if this will help with recording ntsc tapes to dvd?
I've been told that the unit won't be able to copy a tape that's in ntsc format.
I'm using a Grex to bypass copy protection which works excellently for pal tapes but when trying to copy ntsc ones the horizontal picture positioning shifts up so that the top of the image is at that the bottom of the screen. It's not a tracking issue and I've been told by the Grex guys that it's an ntsc/pal incompatibility problem.
Does anyone know any work arounds?
Yes i don't know how to do it because once i also got problem with it.