Originally Posted by Tom Koegel
Years ago I installed the bluraychip.dk mod to make the player region free. Haven't watched a disc from a different region in years. Felt compelled to do so now and it appears that the mod no longer works. The premise used to be that one powered up the player by hitting a 1, 2, or 3 key on the remote--and that the player would then boot into Region A, B, or C. Does this not work any more? My machine is not auto-powering up when the remote is touched. A region B disc is getting rejected. Any help would be appreciated.
This post is for preserving information on how to use the Pro version of the region free mod from bluraychip.dk for the Oppo BDP-83.
I hadn't used it in quite a while, so after following the online instructions at bluraychip.dk I thought my Pro mod was not working, but I finally figured out that the pro version of the hardware mod works differently than the standard mod. Sadly, only the instructions for the standard version of the mod seem to be readily available online, hence the need for this post.
To change the bluray region, when in standby, press and hold the blue button on the remote for about 5 seconds, the player will then start beeping, then press 1 on the remote for region A (player will beep once in response), press 2 for region B (player will beep twice), press 3 for region C (take a wild guess how many times it will beep...)
When the hardware mod was installed it should have set the DVD region to 0=all regions, but if it didn't or you have some crazy desire to region lock it, you can change the DVD region by pressing and holding (while in standby) the red remote button for about 5 seconds until the player starts beeping, then press 0 on the remote for region 0, 1 for region 1, 2 for region 2, etc.
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