Panasonic - Sony - Pioneer Dvd 'Hack' remotes.
Ironically the cheaper dvd players can be made multi-region with simple remote commands sent from the remote that was supplied with the unit. Or they were already capable of playing discs from all regions straight out of the box. However, this is not the case for the more expensive Sony, Panasonic and pioneer units. Although you can send special commands from a palm-pilot or magic remote it is a difficult procedure. We have made a remote that sends all the commands in one simple key press. Such 'chipped' remotes have been around for a good while but were usually one use only, rented and always expensive. Ours are only £9.99 and can also be used as a spare remote too as they have the standard play, pause, stop and menu functions on them as well. You can make up to 8 dvd players multi-region with these.