How to Make a Panasonic DMP-BD65 Region-Free

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Region-free playback on a Blu-ray player is a goal for many. This is especially true for users who travel to other countries with different disc-coding protocols. Another concern is that some discs are available in certain countries but not others. Making a player like the Panasonic DMP-BD65 region-free for DVDs and some Blu-ray discs removes these restrictions and opens up software possibilities. You use a universal remote and key in the correct code sequence to put the Panasonic player into this mode.

Things You'll Need

  • Programmable remote control
  • Review the manual for your programmable remote to locate the proper command codes for the device. The codes are usually located near the back of most manuals.

  • Press the button on the programmable remote that turns on the Panasonic player to confirm that the correct code is programmed. The specific button is detailed in the remote's instruction manual. Success is indicated by a response from the player, usually with the player turning on or off. Leave the player’s tray open and make sure that no disc is in the tray.

  • Press the numbers "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 0" in that order to program the Panasonic BD-65 player to enable region-free operation. The tray will close, confirming the correct sequence has been entered.

  • Allow the unit to turn off and restart. This occurs automatically after the tray closes. Your player is now region-free for DVDs and some Blu-ray discs.

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