How to Make My Panasonic Blu Ray DVD Recorder Region Free

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Universal remote control
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Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology maven with more than 15 years of editorial experience. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography with a Bachelor of Arts in photographic arts, his editorial work has appeared both domestically as well as internationally in publications such as "Home Theater," "Electronic House," "eGear," "Computer and Video Games" and "Digitrends."