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if i get a multiregion Panasonic DMR-EH60D will it have a drastic affect

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by the blue angel, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. the blue angel

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    on what disc it will play will it read just the same discs as a region 2 also panasonic said they will no touch a multiregion machine what shall i do i have already sent a region 2 machine back and got a refund but dont know what to do for the best after the year warranty domestic general insurance said they wont touch a modified player on extended warranty
     
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    Hi Blue Angel,

    I don't understand Panasonic's reaction. I have just bought the same recorder and, prior to buying (via the Web), asked the Panasonic shop here in Plymouth whether the unit could be altered to multi-region.

    They confirmed that not only could it be changed, but that they would do it if I wished, AND that if they did it, the full warranty would still be valid!!

    Their charge would be £20.00 inc VAT.

    I haven't bothered yet, but as they are prepared to do it at any time, I may do so in the future.

    I'd have a word with your nearest Panasonic shop and see what their view is.
    Cheers Jerry
     
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    Is the Panasonic shop in Plymouth actually owned by Panasonic?
    I doubt that it is. Maybe just accredited dealership which specialises in the Panasonic brand. Most retailers will advise you that any modification made to a manufacturers product will invalidate the guarantee.
     
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    Both my Panasonic DVD recorders were modified for multiregion before I purchased them altho I seldom use them for playing Region 1 DVD's. I have multiregion modified dvd PLAYERS which play these discs. This is to save wear and tear on the recorders. M/R players can be obtained fairly cheaply these days. The £30 "Pacific" from Asda is one.
     
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    Hi Roy,

    Yes, you could be right about it not being a Panasonic owned shop. It does sell only panny stuff but might just be a franchised set-up of course.

    Thing is, if they are prepared to fully honour the warranty, does it matter?

    Cheers Jerry
     
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    Well - the actual shop may undertake repairs for a charge. They may state their obligation is to no more than the modification cost (i.e. £20). They may take a different view
    if you ask them to put it in writing that the warranty is still valid. One thing is pretty certain - Panasonic themselves will decline any warranty support and I don't see how the dealer can overide this particular exclusion.
     

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