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Old 09-20-02, 11:30 AM
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Making a Player Region/code free, etc..

Hey all..

I was wondering if you know of a place (online or not) that will make dvd players code free, region free, and pal<>ntsc. I am curious, because i own a Panasonic RP82, and i noticed that there is a seller who sells the same unit with all codes, regions free, etc... So, that makes me think, that it take nothing more than some guy in his basement to make this happen... Please let me know,

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Old 09-20-02, 12:57 PM
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you might wanna try vcdhelp.com and nerd-out.com if you haven't already.
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Old 09-21-02, 01:55 PM
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Make ANY DVD Player region/code free?

Hey all..

I know that there are MANY dvd player sout there (some real cheap, and some higher-end name-brand ones) that can be hackind into via some key presses that will make them region/code free. Now can that be done to ANY player -- i mean, we may not know how, but do you think that all players are able to be manipulated like that? I have a new Panasonic RP82 and i wanted to know if it could be done. I have seen the RP82's with region/code free and i dont know if it was a software hack, or if they actually played with the parts inside...


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Old 09-21-02, 02:22 PM
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Unless it's a cheap chinese make, or an OEM model based on a cheap chinese make your going to have to solder some IC's and the like to your player's guts. Panasonic's have one of the easiest mod's around, but you still have to solder them. Check out jvbdigital.com. Handset hacks, like good Hong Kong movies, are virtually a thing of the past.
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Old 09-21-02, 09:43 PM
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I just saw this on slashdot.org - there is a new software app (meaning that this is for COMPUTER DVD players only) that runs supposedly 'in-between' your dvd player and it's output stream and this virtually disables region coding/macrovision and allows you to do a bunch of other things. Here is the URL:

http://www.roundelay.net/dvdsynth/prerelease.html

I have not yet tried it so I can't vouch for it.
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Old 09-22-02, 02:15 AM
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Furious,

Hello...

Thanks for replying! That site you sent me to was great! They have the exact part i need to make my pnasonic rp82 region/code free -- and only for $60! Even better, they are located in dearborn, michigan -- WHERE I LIVE! I am gonna see how much it costs for me to take my player in and have them alter it. Or, i can have my father do it -- he's an electrician, they seem to lay out the process pretty well on the instructions... Anyway, do you have any experience with JVB digital? have you ever bought from them -- heard anythign good or bad?


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Old 09-22-02, 05:21 AM
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Here's another thread that talks about JVB:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ghlight=modded

If you can find the means to do it yourself, it's a lot lot cheaper. The guy at JVB probably will charge at least 1 Franklin...
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Old 09-22-02, 11:17 AM
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I didnt see any mention of JVB in that thread... maybe i missed it. Anyway, i can buy the cable and have it installed for free -- i dont have to have them do it...

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