Making Your Panasonic DVD or Blu-ray Player Region Free

This modification guide will show you how to make your Panasonic DVD player or Blu-ray player region-free (also known as a multi-region unlock mod or a region 0 hack) for the playback of DVD discs. This means that you can play DVD discs that are locked to any region (regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6) on your player. This does not unlock the region for Blu-ray disc playback, however. If you need zone-free Blu-ray playback (zones A, B anc C) see our separate Blu-ray unlock page here.

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Panasonic DVD and Blu-ray Players

Below is a list of Panasonic DVD Players and Blu-ray players that can be made region-free for DVD playback. If your model number has extra letters following the numbers below you can ignore the extra letters.

Panasonic DVD players and recorders:

DMR-E100
NOT DMR-E30
DMR-E50
DMR-E500
DMR-E53
DMR-E55
DMR-E60
DMR-E65
DMR-E85
DMR-E95
DMR-EH49
DMR-EH495
DMR-EH50
DMR-EH52
DMR-EH53
DMR-EH535
DMR-EH54
DMR-EH545
DMR-EH55
DMR-EH56
DMR-EH57
DMR-EH575
DMR-EH58
DMR-EH585
DMR-EH59
DMR-EH595
DMR-EH60
DMR-EH63
DMR-EH635
DMR-EH65
DMR-EH67
DMR-EH675
DMR-EH68
DMR-EH685
DMR-EH69
DMR-EH75
DMR-EH770
DMR-EH775
DMR-EH80
DMR-EH95
DMR-ES10
DMR-ES15
DMR-ES20
DMR-ES25
DMR-ES30
DMR-ES35
DMR-ES40
DMR-EX71
DMR-EX72
DMR-EX75
DMR-EX768
DMR-EX769
DMR-EX77
DMR-EX773
DMR-EX78
DMR-EX79
DMR-EX80
DMR-EX81
DMR-EX83
DMR-EX85
DMR-EX86
DMR-EX87
DMR-EX88
DMR-EX89
DMR-EX93
DMR-EX95
DMR-EX96
DMR-EX97
DMR-EX98
DMR-EX99
DMR-EZ25
DMR-EZ27
DMR-EZ28
DMR-EZ45
DMR-EZ47
DMR-EZ48
DMR-EZ49
NOT DMR-HS2
DMR-XP12
DMR-XP22
DMR-XS350
DMR-XS380
DMR-XW300
DMR-XW350
DMR-XW380
DMR-XW385
DMR-XW390
DMR-XW440
DMR-XW450
DVD-CV51
DVD-CV52
DVD-F65
DVD-F87
DVD-K32
DVD-LS5
DVD-LS50
DVD-LS55
DVD-LS70
DVD-LS80
DVD-LS82
DVD-LS83
DVD-LS84
DVD-LS85
DVD-LS86
DVD-LS87
DVD-LS90
DVD-LS91
DVD-LS912
DVD-LS92
DVD-LV50
DVD-LV65
DVD-LX110
DVD-LX8
DVD-LX9
DVD-LX95
DVD-LX97
DVD-RA82
DVD-RV32
DVD-RV62
DVD-S1
DVD-S100
DVD-S24
DVD-S25
DVD-S27
DVD-S29
DVD-S295
DVD-S31
DVD-S32
DVD-S325
DVD-S33
DVD-S35
DVD-S37
DVD-S42
DVD-S47
DVD-S49
DVD-S511
DVD-S52
DVD-S53
DVD-S54
DVD-S75
DVD-S77
DVD-S97
DVD-S99
DVD-XV10
NV-VHD1
NV-VP21
NV-VP23
NV-VP26
NV-VP28
NV-VP30
NV-VP31
NV-VP32
NV-VP33
SA-DP1
SA-DT110
SA-DT310
SA-HT1000
SA-HT15
SA-HT1500
SA-HT17
SA-HT330
SA-HT335
SA-HT340
SA-HT500
SA-HT520
SA-HT530
SA-HT535
SA-HT540
SA-HT545
SA-HT720
SA-HT830
SA-HT833
SA-HT840
SA-HT845
SA-HT850
SA-HT855
SA-HT870
SA-HT880
SA-HT885
SA-HT900
SA-HT920
SA-HT930
SA-HT990
SA-MT1
SA-NC6
SA-NC9
SA-PM39
SA-PM86
SA-PM91
SA-PT150
SA-PT160
SA-PT170
SA-PT175
SA-PT250
SA-PT350
SA-PT450
SA-PT460
SA-PT467
SA-PT470
SA-PT480
SA-PT550
SA-PT560
SA-PT570
SA-PT580
SA-PT650
SA-PT70
SA-PT750
SA-PT850
SA-PT860
SA-PT865
SA-PT870
SA-PT875
SA-PT90
SA-PT950
SA-PTX5
SA-PTX50
SA-PTX60
SA-PTX7
SA-RT30
SA-RT70
SA-ST1
SC-DP1
SC-DT110
SC-DT310
SC-HT1000
SC-HT1500
SC-HT330
SC-HT335
SC-HT340
SC-HT500
SC-HT520
SC-HT530
SC-HT535
SC-HT540
SC-HT545
SC-HT720
SC-HT830
SC-HT833
SC-HT840
SC-HT845
SC-HT850
SC-HT855
SC-HT870
SC-HT880
SC-HT885
SC-HT900
SC-HT920
SC-HT930
SC-HT990
SC-MT1
SC-NC6
SC-NC9
SC-PM39
SC-PM86
SC-PM91
SC-PT150
SC-PT160
SC-PT170
SC-PT175
SC-PT250
SC-PT350
SC-PT450
SC-PT460
SC-PT467
SC-PT470
SC-PT480
SC-PT550
SC-PT560
SC-PT570
SC-PT580
SC-PT650
SC-PT70
SC-PT750
SC-PT850
SC-PT860
SC-PT865
SC-PT870
SC-PT875
SC-PT90
SC-PT950
SC-PTX5
SC-PTX50
SC-PTX60
SC-PTX7
SC-RT30
SC-RT70
SC-ST1

Panasonic Blu-ray players and recorders:

DMP-B100
DMP-B15
DMP-B500
DMP-BBT01
DMP-BD10
DMP-BD30
DMP-BD35
DMP-BD45
DMP-BD50
DMP-BD55
DMP-BD60
DMP-BD65
DMP-BD75
DMP-BD77
DMP-BD79
DMP-BD80
DMP-BD81
DMP-BD813
DMP-BD83
DMP-BD84
DMP-BD85
DMP-BD91
DMP-BDT100
DMP-BDT110
DMP-BDT111
DMP-BDT120
DMP-BDT130
DMP-BDT131
DMP-BDT160
DMP-BDT161
DMP-BDT165
DMP-BDT166
DMP-BDT167
DMP-BDT168
DMP-BDT170
DMP-BDT171
DMP-BDT174
DMP-BDT175
DMP-BDT180
DMP-BDT184
DMP-BDT185
DMP-BDT210
DMP-BDT220
DMP-BDT221
DMP-BDT230
DMP-BDT233
DMP-BDT234
DMP-BDT235
DMP-BDT260
DMP-BDT270
DMP-BDT271
DMP-BDT280
DMP-BDT300
DMP-BDT310
DMP-BDT320
DMP-BDT321
DMP-BDT330
DMP-BDT335
DMP-BDT360
DMP-BDT361
DMP-BDT363
DMP-BDT364
DMP-BDT365
DMP-BDT370
DMP-BDT371
DMP-BDT373
DMP-BDT374
DMP-BDT375
DMP-BDT380
DMP-BDT381
DMP-BDT384
DMP-BDT385
DMP-BDT460
DMP-BDT465
DMP-BDT500
DMP-BDT570
DMP-BDT700
DMP-UB300
DMP-UB314
DMP-UB390
DMP-UB391
DMP-UB400
DMP-UB404
DMP-UB700
DMP-UB704
DMP-UB820
DMP-UB900
DMR-BCT720
DMR-BCT721
DMR-BCT73
DMR-BCT730
DMR-BCT735
DMR-BCT750
DMR-BCT760
DMR-BCT820
DMR-BCT83
DMR-BCT835
DMR-BCT940
DMR-BCT950
DMR-BS750
DMR-BS780
DMR-BS785
DMR-BS850
DMR-BS880
DMR-BS885
DMR-BST700
DMR-BST701
DMR-BST720
DMR-BST721
DMR-BST730
DMR-BST735
DMR-BST740
DMR-BST750
DMR-BST755
DMR-BST765
DMR-BST800
DMR-BST820
DMR-BST835
DMR-BST850
DMR-BST855
DMR-BST950
DMR-BW780
DMR-BW850
DMR-BW880
DMR-BWT450
DMR-BWT460
DMR-BWT640
DMR-BWT700
DMR-BWT720
DMR-BWT730
DMR-BWT735
DMR-BWT740
DMR-BWT745
DMR-BWT750
DMR-BWT760
DMR-BWT800
DMR-BWT820
DMR-BWT835
DMR-BWT840
DMR-BWT850
DMR-BWT945
DMR-BWT955
DMR-PWT420
DMR-PWT500
DMR-PWT520
DMR-PWT530
DMR-PWT535
DMR-PWT540
DMR-PWT550
DMR-PWT560
DMR-PWT635
DMR-PWT655
DMR-PWT720
DMR-UBC70
DMR-UBC86
DMR-UBT1
DP-UB150
DP-UB154
DP-UB159
DP-UB320
DP-UB391
DP-UB420
DP-UB424
DP-UB450
DP-UB820
DP-UB824
DP-UB9000
SA-BFT800
SA-BT100
SA-BT200
SA-BT205
SA-BT222
SA-BT230
SA-BT330
SA-BT735
SA-BT737
SA-BTT100
SA-BTT105
SA-BTT182
SA-BTT190
SA-BTT200
SA-BTT230
SA-BTT262
SA-BTT270
SA-BTT282
SA-BTT290
SA-BTT300
SA-BTT350
SA-BTT362
SA-BTT370
SA-BTT400
SA-BTT405
SA-BTT460
SA-BTT465
SA-BTT480
SA-BTT490
SA-BTT500
SA-BTT505
SA-BTT560
SA-BTT590
SA-BTT755
SA-BTT770
SA-BTT775
SA-BTT790
SA-BTT880
SA-BTT885
SA-BTX70
SA-BTX75
SA-BTX77
SC-BFT800
SC-BT100
SC-BT200
SC-BT205
SC-BT222
SC-BT230
SC-BT330
SC-BT735
SC-BTT100
SC-BTT105
SC-BTT182
SC-BTT190
SC-BTT200
SC-BTT230
SC-BTT262
SC-BTT270
SC-BTT282
SC-BTT290
SC-BTT300
SC-BTT350
SC-BTT362
SC-BTT370
SC-BTT400
SC-BTT405
SC-BTT460
SC-BTT465
SC-BTT480
SC-BTT490
SC-BTT500
SC-BTT505
SC-BTT560
SC-BTT590
SC-BTT755
SC-BTT770
SC-BTT775
SC-BTT790
SC-BTT880
SC-BTT885
SC-BTX70
SC-BTX75
SC-BTX77

Panasonic Region-Free Method

The method for unlocking your Panasonic DVD or Blu-ray player is to send the correct sequence of infrared remote control signal codes from a specially made or adapted infrared transmitter to your player. The codes cannot be sent from the standard Panasonic remote control that came with your player, nor can they reliably be sent from a ‘universal’ One-for-All remote control. They can only be sent using the custom hardware outlined below.

Hardware

To send the region-free unlocking codes to your Panasonic DVD or Blu-ray player you need to buy a ready-made custom remote transmitter, available from eBay here.

Ready-Made Custom Remote

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This ready-made custom transmitter available through eBay here sends the correct sequence of infrared codes to your Panasonic player, which will switch it into multi-region mode for the playback of DVD discs. We are not related to the vendor so please refer any questions about the ready-made device to the vendor.

70 thoughts on “Making Your Panasonic DVD or Blu-ray Player Region Free

  1. and there is no remote software hack???

    1. The soft hack is to send the correct infrared control codes to the DVD player to make it region-free. The Panasonic remote control that came with your DVD player does not have all the buttons required, so the codes can only be sent from a custom transmitter.

      1. G’day from Australia , Hope your Keeping Yourself Safe Just Bought one of those remote for my Panasonic DMP-BD84 as i looked onto there page from Graham (traumax) cost for me to have it in Australia was $42.91 from England, lets hope it works!

        1. Also In Australia…so did it work OK?

          1. Would this infra red device work for model DMP-BD84 and cost please for NEW ZEALAND. Thank you

  2. Hi, i have a Panasonic DMP-BDT384EG and i would like to dezone. Where i can find the code for that ?

    1. Hi Ivan, You can ignore the EF or EG letters on the end of your model number. The custom remote works for the Panasonic DMP-BDT380 and the DMP-BDT385 so I suspect that it will work for your DMP-BDT384. Contact the seller through eBay to check before ordering to be sure. The BDT380, BDT381, BDT383, BDT384 and BDT385 players are all in the same model-group.

  3. I have a DMP-BD73 can this be unlocked?

    1. The Panasonic DMP-BD73 is in the same model group as the DMP-BD83, DMP-BD165 and DMP-BD166 so the chances are very high that your BD73 can be made region-free (unlocked) using the custom remote.

      1. Hi Admin if your still about to answer a question I much appreciate your help.
        I have a DMR EX 97 HDD
        I can’t find an external hard drive that will register with the recorder so I can free space on HDD on external HD
        Also even if you manage to do this Panasonic prevent you from using External HD on any other device apart from DMR EX 97
        Is their a hack for this or something I can do so I can transfer movies I’ve recorded off tv to the HDD then to External HD to play on my laptop???
        Please Help!
        David

        1. Hi David, can you record films/programmes from the internal HDD onto recordable DVDs? They can then be ripped from those DVDs using a computer. The only Freeview recorders I’ve heard of that allow you to copy off the internal hard drive are some Humax models, and even then it’s only standard def recordings and using custom software. Some cheap Freeview receivers let you record to USB which probably won’t be encrypted, e.g. these August Freeview boxes on eBay.
          It might work out cheaper for you to order used DVD copies of the films you want to keep through eBay!

  4. Hi!
    For Pana DMP-BDT380 (Thailand), is there any region free way? Hard tools or unlock by remote control?
    Thanks for your advise.
    Regards,

    1. The DMP-BDT380 is in the list of supported players so the custom remote might work on your Thai player. What is the current region code on your player?

      1. Hi, thanks for your prompt reply.
        My player is 3, I guess.
        Actually last month, I can see all region still, but after updated of firmware automatically on this month, could not watch. Can see only 3 region.
        The multi-region hack remote is worked or not?

        1. You’ll need to contact the seller through eBay about Region 3 players. How did you make your player region-free initially?

          1. Thanks again.
            I could not contact to the seller, I don’t know why.
            Then now I have to find more info or detail to do region free with Thai model.
            Once you have any info or something with Region 3 one, hope you to share again here…

  5. Hello I want one of these hack remote but the seller does not sell to canada can some please sell me one?

  6. Hey there, I have a pic programmer, a variety of pic chips, atinys and every arduino out there along with a pile of IR LEDs and resistors. Any chance you could mail me the code and I could fill in the blanks 🙂

    1. Hi Nathan, we don’t have the source code so you’ll need to contact the eBay seller for that.

  7. I have just purchased the Panasonic UHD UB9000 player and would like to open zone the DVD regions and the 3 Blu-ray regions. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks

    1. The Panasonic DP-UB9000 can be unlocked with the custom remote for DVD multi-region use. For Blu-ray region unlocking you will likely need a permanently installed hardware modification.

      1. DO you have a hardware modification board for the Panasonic UB9000 for switching between the 3 Blu-ray regions. If not do you know who has one?

        1. For Blu-ray regions you can try contacting TPS and ask if they can either do it for you or supply a kit. It might work out cheaper to buy one of their pre-modded players and sell your current one.

          1. We have checked with TPS and they said dont have have it hence they can not supply the player with such option.

      2. Is it possible to do bd unlocking modification by ourself ?

      3. Hi!
        i need to unlock a DVD region from a Panasonic UB9000, do you have this solution?

        1. Yes the Panasonic DP-UB9000 Blu-ray player is in the list of unlockable players.

  8. will this work with a panasonic dvd s500?

    1. I’m not sure about the DVD-S500 and the related DVD-S700 model, you’ll need to contact the eBay vendor about these.

  9. Hi sir, I am Jack from INDIA, I need ur valuable help that is am facing problem while insert disc in Panasonic DMP BDT 310 player it was showing on display that is, this disc cannot be played in your region, please help me

    1. Hi Jack, assuming that the disc is a DVD rather than a Blu-ray disc you need to make your player region free. You can use the remote control sold via the eBay link above to do this.

  10. Worked first time for my Panasonic DMP-BDT 280. Impressive.

  11. Hello there.I have a Panasonic Bluray player DMR-BWT760. Is there any way I can convert it to all region player using the custom remote or is it hopeless and I should just throw it away and by an all region player.BTW,I’m in Australia where region blocking rules are confusing and ridiculous.

    1. Hi Bill, the Panasonic DMR-BWT760 is on the list of Blu-ray players above so you can make it multi-region for DVD playback using the custom remote.

  12. Just used this little gadget on my Panasonic DVD Player. I’ve never had such a simple solution to a tech problem in my life! Thanks very much.

    John

  13. I have a rather old but perfect Panasonic DVD home theatre SC-PT170 which has always worked perfectly until I recent installed a new tv with it and it suddenly came jus “LOCKED” on its screen and I cannot unlock it. Can you help?

    1. It sounds like some kind of child-lock feature or shop-demo mode has been enabled on the DVD player.
      Try one of the following and let us know which one works. It might be the one that was most likely to happen by accident to lock it in the first place:

      – With the unit on, hold down the Eject and Play buttons on the DVD player for 5 seconds
      – With the unit on, hold down the Stop and Power buttons on the DVD player for 5 seconds
      – With the unit on, hold down the Stop button on the machine then press and release the Power button
      – With the unit on, hold down the Play button on the machine then press and release the Power button
      – With the unit in standby hold down the Stop button on the machine for 10 seconds
      – Press and hold OK and RETURN on the remote control for 5 seconds

      Failing that, a factory reset of the SC-PT170 / SC-PT175 system might work:
      While stopped and “DVD/CD” is the source, press and hold [Stop] on the main unit and [>10] on the remote control until “INITIALIZED” appears/disappears from the TV. Turn the unit off and on again. All settings will return to the default values.

  14. Do you know of anyone selling the custom remote in the US?

    1. It’s more the situation that Region 1 (North American) players can’t be reliably unlocked using this method.

  15. Hi Admin,
    how are you? I have a Panasonic DP-UB824EGK. It is not in the list, but maybe similar as UB820?
    what do you think? By the way, does it work only on DVD or also BR?

    1. Hi MB, The DP-UB824 (European version) looks very similar to the DP-UB820 (North American version) so the custom remote might unlock it. Best to contact the seller through the eBay link. The custom remote only unlocks DVD region, not Blu-ray.

  16. Does anyone know if the codes can be sent via an android ‘phone which has the IR Blaster port?
    There are various aps such as Peel Smart Remote, so if the codes exist, such an ap could presumably do the region unlock.

    Ideally, rather than convert the player to Region 0, you could convert it to a different region when necessary. This can be more reliable for DVDs which don’t run on Region 0. My old Pioneer DVD player has this kind of region mod which allows for setting the region as often as required.

  17. Hi There I recently purchased the Panasonic UB9000. is this remote compatible with this Panasonic heavy weight?

    1. Yes the DP-UB9000 is in the list so the remote should unlock your player.

  18. Do I understand that this unlocking devise (to change Regions) will not be sold to Canada. Why I wonder?

    1. Some North American players (region 1) can’t be unlocked for some reason.

  19. The ebay seller doesn’t ship to New Zealand. Is there a way to purchase one of these remotes? My last DVD player was unlocked but the current one isn’t and have some DVDs it would be nice to be able to rewatch. Thanks.

    1. If you message the seller they might be able to send it for you, especially if they send it without the batteries. They might also be able to suggest a parcel forwarding service you could use.

  20. Can I use my remote to make my Panasonic DMP-BD75 region free?

    1. You can make your Panasonic DMP-BD75 Blu-ray player region-free by using the custom remote available in the eBay listing. You can’t use the remote that came with the player as it can’t send out the correct maintenance signals.

  21. Hi my DVD player reads SET1 and the remote control won’t respond what should one do please dvd is Panasonic BDT 370

    1. This isn’t related to making your player multi-region. However, if you hold down the OK button and the 1 button on the remote for 10 seconds it should return to normal operation.

  22. What a pain !! We purchased our DVD player under the understanding it was multi zone.
    Now we find out we have to spend extra $$ and purchase another remote to unlock it.
    We are currently in lockdown- can not purchase a remote & can not watch half the DVD’s we own.
    As far as I am concerned I have been sold a device under false information 😥

    1. Maria are you in New Zealand? You should be able to return your player if it was advertised as region-free and turns out not to be. Otherwise this remote will work on your Region 4 players from the list above.

  23. How can i make my panasonic DMP-BD84 region free? i’m in Aus so its R 4 only. I have used a remote hack before did try it but old batteries still in it so i think its naffed, thanks Stephen

    1. The Panasonic Blu-Ray players use a slightly updated code sequence so your old hack remote might not unlock your player if you can get it working (clean up the battery contacts if they’re corroded). The latest version of these unlocking remotes should work on your player to make it multi-region.

    2. hey there Stephen, ive got a Panasonic DMP-BD84 to i just ordered a Panasonic DVD / Blu-ray Player Multi-Region Hack remote that ionic was talking about it will make your Blu-ray DVD player Region Free , That what it says on the Ebay Page We have the Same DVD player so it will cost About $42.91 Aussie Dollars, you can get it from a Graham ( Traumax) , on Bank account or PayPal, waiting For Remote , I’ve Been told Elsewhere they work, but i have been hunting it down until i found this page, i bought alot of DVD’s From the Amazon with Region 1. so once the Remote comes hopefully it fixes the Problem and i can Watch all these DVD’s . Good Luck

  24. In New Zealand I got my local service guy to multizone my Panasonic DVD player. Panasonic were paying them to do it so that the customer would incur no cost. Not sure if they are still doing it. Check with your local Panasonic service company. (They need a receipt before they will do it)

  25. Is there a hack for the Panasonic BDT270 Blu Ray available yet or can it only be done with the Multi Region Hack Remote?

    1. The hack for the DMP-BDT270 is to use the multi-region remote to unlock the region on this player.

  26. I purchased the Panasonic 3D Home Theater System BTT-785GNK a few years ago now and, as a lot of DVDs and Blu Rays I own are from Europe, someone had to come out and unlock the player in order for these foreign discs to play and, ever since, I have had no problems whatsoever with the player. Now, however, the player indicates “incompatible disc” with every Blu Ray disc I try to play. Any way I can remedy this? Like I said, I have had no issues with this player whatsoever since I bought it.

    1. If all Blu-ray discs give the ‘incompatible disc’ error it sounds like a hardware failure in the player e.g. the laser. Perhaps the lens just needs cleaning?
      Also try disconnecting the player from your home network if it is connected. If you have recently updated the firmware it might need a power off/on or a factory reset. Another option is that it might be wanting an SD card/USB drive plugging in to the front for BD-Live storage, although disconnecting from the network should prevent it from needing this.

  27. Hi I’ve tried all 5 hacks but in some cases I don’t have that particular button on my remote. I’ve a model DMP-BD84. I looked into getting a hack remote but they won’t deliver to New Zealand. Any help you could give would be much appreciated thanks Jo

    1. Hi Jo, New Zealand is the only country in the world where if you take your Panasonic player to your local official Panasonic service centre they will unlock the region coding for you free of charge. Let us know if you do this!

  28. will a firmware update undo the unlocking? My player is telling me there is a firmware update ready to download but i am concerned it will undo the unlock and i do not have the unlock remote anymore

    1. A firmware update should not remove the region unlock on Panasonic players.

  29. Hi,
    Hope you can help. I have a DP-UB420 WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO REGION UNLOCK on my Panasonic?
    cheers Stew

    1. The Panasonic DP-UB420 and the similar DP-UB320 are both in the list of Blu-ray players that can be unlocked for region-free DVD playback. So you can use the custom remote to unlock your UB420 player.

  30. I Have A Panasonic Blu-Ray Player Model No DMP-BDT460 And I Want To Make It Region Free

    1. The Panasonic DMP-BDT460 is on the list above, so can be unlocked for region-free DVD playback using the methods described.

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