Making your Blu-ray Player Multi-Zone or Multi-Region

This guide shows you which Blu-ray players can be made multi-zone (region-free) for playing back Blu-ray discs from zones A, B and C.

It is a fact that, just like DVDs before them, most Blu-ray discs and players are locked to a geographic region. These regions (or zones) are called Zone A, Zone B and Zone C. Only discs that match your player’s zone can normally be played back. If you want to play a Blu-ray disc from a different zone than the zone your player is locked to you will need to hack or mod your player to allow it to play the discs.

Blu-ray Zones
From Wikipedia CC by-SA 3.0

Multi-Region/Multi-Zone Blu-ray Players

Below is a list of Blu-ray players from Harman Kardon, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and Yamaha that can be modified to make them multi-region/multi-zone/region-free for Blu-ray playback (zone-free). This includes standard Blu-ray players, 3D players, 4K Ultra-HD (UHD) players and Home Cinema systems. As well as most Zone B versions of the players many Zone A versions can also be modified.

Harman Kardon Blu-ray PlayersLG Blu-ray PlayersPanasonic Blu-ray players
Harman Kardon BDS280
Harman Kardon BDS285
Harman Kardon BDS335
Harman Kardon BDS580
Harman Kardon BDS635
LG BP125
LG BP135
LG BP145
LG BP175
LG BP200
LG BP220
LG BP230
LG BP240
LG BP250
LG BP255
LG BP300
LG BP320
LG BP325
LG BP330
LG BP335
LG BP340
LG BP350
LG BP420
LG BP430
LG BP440
LG BP450
LG BP520
LG BP530
LG BP540
LG BP550
LG BP556
LG BP620
LG BP630
LG BP640
LG BP645
LG BP720
LG BP730
LG BP740
LG UP870
LG UP875
LG UP970
Panasonic DMP-BBT01
Panasonic DMP-BD30
Panasonic DMP-BD35
Panasonic DMP-BD50
Panasonic DMP-BD55
Panasonic DMP-BD60
Panasonic DMP-BD77
Panasonic DMP-BD79
Panasonic DMP-BD80
Panasonic DMP-BD81
Panasonic DMP-BD83
Panasonic DMP-BD84
Panasonic DMP-BD87
Panasonic DMP-BD89
Panasonic DMP-BD90
Panasonic DMP-BD91
Panasonic DMP-BD93
Panasonic DMP-BD94
Panasonic DMP-BDT110
Panasonic DMP-BDT111
Panasonic DMP-BDT115
Panasonic DMP-BDT120
Panasonic DMP-BDT130
Panasonic DMP-BDT131
Panasonic DMP-BDT160
Panasonic DMP-BDT161
Panasonic DMP-BDT165
Panasonic DMP-BDT166
Panasonic DMP-BDT167
Panasonic DMP-BDT168
Panasonic DMP-BDT170
Panasonic DMP-BDT171
Panasonic DMP-BDT174
Panasonic DMP-BDT175
Panasonic DMP-BDT180
Panasonic DMP-BDT181
Panasonic DMP-BDT184
Panasonic DMP-BDT185
Panasonic DMP-BDT210
Panasonic DMP-BDT215
Panasonic DMP-BDT220
Panasonic DMP-BDT221
Panasonic DMP-BDT230
Panasonic DMP-BDT233
Panasonic DMP-BDT234
Panasonic DMP-BDT235
Panasonic DMP-BDT260
Panasonic DMP-BDT270
Panasonic DMP-BDT271
Panasonic DMP-BDT280
Panasonic DMP-BDT281
Panasonic DMP-BDT300
Panasonic DMP-BDT310
Panasonic DMP-BDT320
Panasonic DMP-BDT321
Panasonic DMP-BDT330
Panasonic DMP-BDT335
Panasonic DMP-BDT350
Panasonic DMP-BDT360
Panasonic DMP-BDT361
Panasonic DMP-BDT363
Panasonic DMP-BDT364
Panasonic DMP-BDT365
Panasonic DMP-BDT370
Panasonic DMP-BDT371
Panasonic DMP-BDT373
Panasonic DMP-BDT374
Panasonic DMP-BDT375
Panasonic DMP-BDT380
Panasonic DMP-BDT381
Panasonic DMP-BDT384
Panasonic DMP-BDT385
Panasonic DMP-BDT460
Panasonic DMP-BDT465
Panasonic DMP-BDT500
Panasonic DP-UB150
Panasonic DP-UB154
Panasonic DP-UB159
Panasonic DP-UB200
Panasonic DP-UB300
Panasonic DP-UB310
Panasonic DP-UB314
Panasonic DP-UB320
Panasonic DP-UB330
Panasonic DP-UB390
Panasonic DP-UB391
Panasonic DP-UB400
Panasonic DP-UB404
Panasonic DP-UB420
Panasonic DP-UB424
Panasonic DP-UB45
Panasonic DP-UB450
Panasonic DP-UB700
Panasonic DP-UB704
Panasonic DP-UB820
Panasonic DP-UB824
Panasonic DP-UB90
Panasonic DP-UB900
Panasonic DP-UB9000
Panasonic DP-UB9004
Philips Blu-ray PlayersPioneer Blu-ray PlayersSamsung Blu-ray Players
Philips BDP2501
Philips BDP2985
Philips BDP3406M2
Philips BDP7750
Pioneer BDP-140
Pioneer BDP-150
Pioneer BDP-160
Pioneer BDP-170
Pioneer BDP-180
Pioneer BDP-3120
Pioneer BDP-3140
Pioneer BDP-330
Pioneer BDP-440
Pioneer BDP-450
Pioneer BDP-52FD
Pioneer BDP-62FD
Pioneer BDP-80FD
Pioneer BDP-85FD
Pioneer BDP-88FD
Pioneer BDP-90FD
Pioneer BDP-LX53
Pioneer BDP-LX55
Pioneer BDP-LX58
Pioneer BDP-LX88
Pioneer BDP-X300
Pioneer UDP-LX500
Pioneer UDP-LX800
Samsung BD-F5100
Samsung BD-F5500
Samsung BD-F5700
Samsung BD-H4500
Samsung BD-H5100
Samsung BD-H5500
Samsung BD-H5900
Samsung BD-J4500
Samsung BD-J4500R
Samsung BD-J5100
Samsung BD-J5500
Samsung BD-J5700
Samsung BD-J5900
Samsung BD-J6300
Samsung BD-J7500
Samsung BD-JM51
Samsung BD-JM59
Samsung HT-J4500
Samsung HT-J4530
Samsung HT-J4550
Samsung HT-J5500W
Samsung HT-J5550W
Samsung UBD-K8500
Samsung UBD-M7500
Samsung UBD-M8500
Samsung UBD-M9000
Samsung UBD-M9500
Samsung UBD-M9700
Sony Blu-ray PlayersToshiba Blu-ray PlayersYamaha Blu-ray Players
Sony BDP-S1100
Sony BDP-S1200
Sony BDP-S1500
Sony BDP-S1700
Sony BDP-S3100
Sony BDP-S3200
Sony BDP-S3500
Sony BDP-S3700
Sony BDP-S390
Sony BDP-S4100
Sony BDP-S4200
Sony BDP-S4500
Sony BDP-S490
Sony BDP-S5100
Sony BDP-S5200
Sony BDP-S5500
Sony BDP-S590
Sony BDP-S6200
Sony BDP-S6500
Sony BDP-S6700
Sony BDP-S7200
Sony BDP-S790
Sony BDV-E2100
Sony BDV-E3100
Sony BDV-E4100
Sony BDV-E6100
Sony BDV-N5200W
Sony BDV-N7200W
Sony UBP-UX70
Sony UBP-UX80
Sony UBP-X1000
Sony UBP-X1000ES
Sony UBP-X1100
Sony UBP-X1100ES
Sony UBP-X500
Sony UBP-X700
Sony UBP-X800
Sony UBP-X800M2
Sony UHP1
Sony UHP-H1
Toshiba BDX1300
Toshiba BDX1300KE
Toshiba BDX1300KU
Toshiba BDX1400
Toshiba BDX1400KE
Toshiba BDX1400KU
Toshiba BDX2300
Toshiba BDX2300KE
Toshiba BDX2300KU
Toshiba BDX2400
Toshiba BDX2400KE
Toshiba BDX2400KU
Toshiba BDX3300
Toshiba BDX3300KB
Toshiba BDX3300KU
Toshiba BDX3400
Toshiba BDX3400KE
Toshiba BDX3400KU
Toshiba BDX4300
Toshiba BDX4300KB
Toshiba BDX4300KR
Toshiba BDX4300KU
Toshiba BDX4400
Toshiba BDX4400KE
Toshiba BDX4400KU
Toshiba BDX5300
Toshiba BDX5300KB
Toshiba BDX5300KU
Toshiba BDX5400
Toshiba BDX5400KE
Toshiba BDX5400KU
Yamaha BD-A1040
Yamaha BD-A1060
Yamaha BD-S473
Yamaha BD-S477
Yamaha BD-S671
Yamaha BD-S673
Yamaha BD-S677
Yamaha BD-S681
Yamaha BRX-610
Yamaha BRX-750
Yamaha MCR-750
Yamaha MCR-755

The Mod/Hack

There are three ways for you to end up with a modified zone-free Blu-ray player:

  1. Install a DIY hardware mod-chip. These are fitted inside your player and wires soldered between the mod-chip and the PCB of your player. There is no software mod (soft-mod) available for Blu-ray players.
  2. Buy a pre-modded player from one of the very few suppliers still selling them, and then sell your existing player to recover most of the cost.
  3. Send your Blu-ray player to a business that will modify your player by installing, configuring and testing the mod-chip for you.

Please note that as an eBay Partner we may receive a small commission if you make a purchase. This does not change the price you pay.

Where To Buy Mod-chips

Mod-chips for you to install to hard-modify a few Blu-ray players are available to buy new on eBay from the following seller. This only covers the Panasonic BD30, BD35, BD50, BD55, BD60 and BD80 players plus the Pioneer BDP-330 and BDP-LX53.

Where To Buy Pre-Modded Multi-region Blu-ray Players

Brand new and pre-owned multi-zone Blu-ray players are available to buy through independent sellers who will ship to your country using the eBay links below. Many of the players mentioned above are still available although they are in limited supply. Remember to buy an HDMI cable plus some box-sets or movies to play on it too!

Where to Get Your Player Modified

If you are in the UK you can send your Blu-ray player to Multi Region Magic, a business based in the UK. They will install and configure a mod-chip in your player and return it to you. They currently only offer this service to customers on the UK mainland.

Players covered by this service include various Panasonic, Pioneer, LG, Samsung and Sony Full-HD Blu-ray players and also some 4K UHD players such as the Sony UBP-X1000, UBP-X1100, UBP-X500, UBP-X700, UBP-X800 and UBP-X800M2

Players covered by this service include Panasonic, Pioneer, LG, Samsung and Sony Full-HD Blu-ray players and also some 4K UHD players.

Other players that can be modified by the service from Multi Region Magic include the:

LG UBK80, UBK90, BP125, BP135, BP240, BP325, BP420, BP440, BP350, BP450, BP550, BP620, BP630, BP645, BP740 and LHB645N

Panasonic DP-UB150, DP-UB154, DP-UB159, DP-UB450, DMP-BD81, DMP-BD83, DMP-BD84, DMP-BDT160, DMP-BDT165, DMP-BDT167, DMP-BDT170, DMP-BDT180, DMP-BDT260, DMP-BDT270, DMP-BDT280, DMP-BDT360, DMP-BDT370, DMP-BDT380, DMP-BDT460, DP-UB820, DP-UB900 and DP-UB9000

Pioneer BDP-170, BDP-180, X300, BDP LX58, BDP LX88 and UDP-LX500

Samsung BD-J5900, BD-J5500, BD-J4500, BD-H5900, BD-H5500, UBD-K8500, BD-J7500, UBD-M7500, UBD-M9000 and UBD-M9500

Sony BDP-S1500, BDP-S3500, BDP-S4500, BDP-S5500, BDP-S6500, BDP-S1700, BDP-S3700, BDP-S6700, BDP-S7200, BDV-N7200W, BDV-N5200W, UHP1, BDV-E2100, BDV-E3100 and BDV-E4100

Blu-ray Multi-Region Zone A B C
Logo used on some modified Blu-ray players supporting zones A, B and C

Let us know in the comments below if you find any other Blu-ray players that can be made multi-zone!

56 thoughts on “Making your Blu-ray Player Multi-Zone or Multi-Region

  1. Hello realized my blu ray is not listed But where I purchased promised me they made multi regional. It is DMT-BDT100, any feedback for me? Did they lie at purchase in NZ?

    1. You’ll need to go back to where you bought it to resolve that issue. It seems their modification is not working for you.

    2. This worked on my Panasonic DP 420K , it’s worth a try. Insert B disc display shows incorrect Region press Stop then press Top Menu , display at top right of screen shows ,this operation not available, then press Top Menu again. if it works Movies main menu will show and you can play. Might have to try it a few times. Good Luck

      1. Wow thanks man!!! ❤️

        1. I just tried it and it worked! Holy smokes man this has made my month. Thank you

      2. Ahh man, I tried this, it plays a stunning blu-ray menu, but can’t navigate the menu to watch the region A film :'(.

        Gutted, only really want this because I can’t buy the film in my region (B, UK).

      3. OMG thanks Buddy.
        Worked straight away on my DMP-UB900.
        I can finally watch the 5 hour cut of ‘Until The End Of The World’!
        Thank you so much for the tip!

        1. Thanks you are a genius worked first time on Panasonic 820

      4. Hello
        I’m from Oz would this work with my DMR-BWT460 recorder?
        I can’t see a word top menu on the remote control.
        The words on my screen are:
        “This disc may not be played in your region.”
        Thank you. Stay safe

      5. Is there a way to unlock the dp-ub150? Ive tried the stop button and top menu and it does have the same thing ‘this operation is not available’ but nothing happens and it still says on the center of my tv , invalid region??

      6. Worked for one Blu-Ray film on my Panasonic DP UB820 but not working on another film. These region codes simply suck, can’t get everything for all regions as far as I can see, should be banned.

        1. ABSOLUTELY right, David. In an increasingly connected world, continuing to divide people into regions for the sake of profits — at the expense of cultural exchange — is outrageous.

      7. A million thanks for this information, Buddy! I have (in Wyoming, USA) a Panasonic DMP-BD70V combination VHS/DVD/Blu-ray player supposedly restricted to Blu-ray Region A and even gave away a Region B disc because it wouldn’t play. I just got another Region B disc and followed most of your directions. I did have to press “Stop” before pressing “Top Menu” a second time, but after that the disc is playing perfectly. It was so good of you to give us this workable hack. Merci beaucoup!

      8. Amazing! This worked on my Panasonic DP-UB 9000. The Qatsi Trilogy blu-ray region A (I’m region B, bought the disc not realising it was A) After the “mismatch between disc and player” message, pressed stop and top menu and there was the main menu displayed from where I could click play and it played. Brilliant, thank you!

        1. I verify this works with my DP-UB 9000 too! I press stop after the region announcement. Then I press Top Menu, but then an alert stating “option not available” comes on. Hit Top Menu again, and off we go!

      9. Just tried it on my UB820 … worked perfectly!!! And I was resigned to having to purchase a region free player … you saved me $700!!!!

      10. Will this work on a 4K disc? If so, will that disc run at rec 2020 hdr or just rec 709?

        1. 4K/UHD disks are region free by default so you shouldn’t have to worry about that.

      11. Can anyone help me with a Sony BDPS1500

        1. If you’re in the UK you can have it modified at Multi Region Magic. Otherwise sell your BDP-S1500 and buy a pre-modded player instead.

  2. Hi, I followed the link to Ebay for a mod chip for my Panasonic DP-UB159 Asked the seller if it supports my machine, as it wasn’t listed in the description. Apparently his mod chips don’t work on the newer machines.
    Do you know where I can get a mod chip that will work on my machine?

    1. Your only option might be to buy a new pre-modded player and then sell your current machine to cover the cost.

  3. How do unlock region code on panasonic DMP-BD84

    1. You can unlock the region coding of your DMP-BD84 for DVDs using the custom remote shown on our page here. To unlock the region coding for Blu-ray discs you need to install a modchip.

  4. My solution: I purchased a blu-ray drive, the region of which can be changed five times. I only needed to change the region once, because normally I use a blu-ray player. Included with the drive was Media Suite 10 with PowerDVD, which enables to play blu-ray discs and made possible to change the region. I have preliminarily connected the drive to TV, and it looks very good. I know there have been some issues with watching movies from blu-ray drives with PowerDVD, and you should update the program once a while so you can watch the latest discs, but so far so good.

    1. Buying a second Blu-ray player (for your PC or standalone) is always an option!

  5. Mine is on the list as region free but I can not play a region A blu ray disc in my player is this something I need to change in the settings? Victoria, Australia

    1. What make and model is your player Brett?

  6. I have a lg bp350

    And cannot play region b etc dvd s and blurays

    I tried the pause stop 314159 code etc

    1. The old hacks don’t work on Blu-ray players. You will need to fit a modchip to your LG BP350 to play blu-rays from other regions. To play DVDs from other regions you can use an LG unlocking disc to make your player multi-region for DVD playback.

  7. Hi,
    I own a Yamaha BD-S681 (listed above), but can’t seem to find any information on how to unlock/mod it. Do you have any info or idea how I can find that? I like the player but really wish it was region free.

    1. If you don’t want to sell your player and buy a new pre-modded blu-ray player you’ll need to find someone selling a mod-chip for it.

  8. I am frustrated by the false advertisement from SONY regarding their alleged “region-free” capability. Will there ever be a day when someone will create a “soft-mod” device that will allow the SONY UBP-X700 Blu-Ray player to play “region-free?

    1. Sony own a movie studio (Sony Pictures / Columbia TriStar) and therefore will not manufacture any DVD or Blu-ray players that are region-free out of the box. They want to keep control of when their films are released in each country so they will make it as difficult as possible to unlock their players. Any advertisements for region-free Sony players will be from third parties who modify the players themselves. If you bought your player from a business that advertises them as region-free then contact that business if your player is not region-free.
      If your Sony Blu-ray player is not region-free then the easiest way to unlock the Blu-ray region is to sell the player and buy a pre-modified one from the sellers listed above.
      Some DVD and Blu-ray discs are not region coded and will play on any player. This includes all Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.

  9. I purchased a multiregion Panasonic DP-UB450 from Amazon UK, but it will not play region 1 DVDs or region A blu rays. I suspect they’ve simply sent me the wrong (unmodified) item. The complication is that I live in Switzerland so I had a friend take delivery in the UK and then send it on to me here (at a cost of over £100 including the customs charges) so a ‘simple’ exchange is gonna cost me a fortune… Can anyone recommend a company / place in Switzerland or SW Germany that can do the mod for me?

  10. Rather than a hardware mod I wish someone would invent a software based Region free hack for my Region A Pioneer UDP-LX500 player.

  11. I have a Sony BDP-S560. I can’t seem to get the codes. I don’t see my player on your list. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Ray, your Sony BDP-S650 can be made region-free for DVD playback using the custom remote on our Sony DVD Region-Free page. For Blu-ray region-free you will need to install a mod-chip or trade in your player for a pre-modded one.

  12. Do you have any YouTube videos showing the soldering of the hard mod? I have a Pioneer BFP-52FD that I would love to make from Region A to Region FREE.

    1. The installation instructions for your Blu-ray modchip will be included with the mod-chip kit.

  13. For the Sony BDP-S3700…………
    Insert the bluray disc. When the “wrong region” screen comes up, hit the “Top Menu” button twice.
    [Editor’s note: Reply below if this works on your player]

  14. Are there any tricks to making the Sony 800M2 4k player region free? Is it even possible without a chip or buying one pre-modded? Thank you

    1. Hi, there’s no software/remote hack for the UBP-X700, UBP-X800 or UBP-X1000 players. Sony own a movie studio so they care a lot about stopping people playing movies from other regions. Best to sell your un-modded player and buy a pre-modded one from the eBay links above.

  15. It worked for me with a DP-UB150
    Region B locked
    Thanks for the tip
    The tech guy said it couldn’t be changed

  16. I have a Panasonic DMR-BWT955
    I’d like to have free regions as I can’t play most of my dvds in it.
    What do I press on my remote to remove the locks?
    Please as I’m a pensioner and I have not been able to see my movies.

    1. Hi Tina, to play DVD discs (rather than Blu-ray discs) from other regions on your DMR-BWT955 you need to use one of the custom remotes from our Panasonic DVD region-free page. The custom remote can send signals that your original remote cannot. This will unlock the player for multi-region DVD playback.

  17. Good Morning. Do you have any code to unlock DVD regions of bluray LG UBKM9? If not, does the unlock disk work on this model? And finally, if nothing works, where can I buy the modchip to unlock this bluray model? Sincerely

    1. For unlocking only the DVD region lock on your player please see our LG DVD region unlocking page here. If you contact the seller directly through Ebay they will advise on compatibility with unlocking the LG UBKM9 Blu-ray player.
      If you cannot unlock your player the best thing to do would be to sell your player and buy a new pre-modified one. These are available through the Ebay link above.

  18. Hi, I have a Pumpkin portable Bluray player. Any hope this can be unlocked? its already multi for Dvd but not Bluray.

  19. I have purchased a Sony Blue Ray player BDP-S7200 many years back. This player using M21.R.0181 software Version and realised it cannot playback region 1 DVD. How do I break the region code so that I can playback the DVD which are code 1?

    Many Thanks in advance.


    1. For making Sony players region free for DVD playback see our Sony DVD Region Free page.

  20. Hello. I bought Panasonic DMP-BD91
    I can’t play because of dvd code restriction.
    My machine is not on the releaseable list.
    How can I do?
    Thank you.

    1. The Panasonic DMP-BD91 is on the list players with unlockable DVD region over on our Panasonic DVD region unlock page.

  21. Hello,
    I have a Panasonic DMP-BDT371, any way to make the Blu Ray region free?
    Could you eventually suggest someone here in Spain that can do it?
    Many thanks in advance!

  22. Hello!
    Can you please help me with a recommendation to buy a 4k blu ray player in Germany that will eventually be region free? I have got 4k/blu-ray/DVDs from UK, Australia and Germany… and I want to be able to play every one on one player…
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Astrid, as you are in Germany a standard 4K UHD Blu-ray player will let you play Region 2 DVDs and Region B Blu-rays. This covers German and UK DVDs (both Region 2); and Australian, German and UK Blu-rays (All Region B). 4K UHD Blu-ray discs are not region-locked and wil play back on any 4K Blu-ray player. So the only unlocking you require is to play Australian Region 4 DVDs. Most Panasonic 4K players can be unlocked for DVD playback using the custom remote as shown on our Panasonic DVD Region Free page so check the list and buy one of those players plus the custom remote. Let us know how you get on!

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