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can i make a samsung BD-E8500 3D smart blu-ray disc player

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can i make a samsung BD-E8500 3D smart blu-ray disc player region free
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Eng. Andres replied 5 years ago.
hi, thank you for using JA:

Do you want to make it region free for DVD playback or for BR disco playback?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Hi Andres,

I would like it region free on DVD playback.


I do not think it is possible BR playback.


Regards John


Expert:  Eng. Andres replied 5 years ago.
Hello John,

Yes, the BR ragion unlock is not available for any Br player. For DVD unlock, there is method, but it will work or not depending on the firmware installed on the device. For the new firmware, this method won't work and, unfortunately, there isn't any alternative method.

1. Switch on.
2. Move cursor to the videos section (rather than Internet)
3. Open and close disk tray
4. When "No disk" appears, smoothly and consistently press
(REPEAT = third button from left on bottom)
5. It shows "2" in the top left. Press "9" for multi region. Wait around 1 min so the changes take effect.
6. Switch off and back on again

Other regions, substitute numbers in step 4 with relevant
region code below:
region 1 – 2 9 3 3 4
region 2 – 5 7 5 3 8
region 3 – 5 6 7 3 2
region 4 – 7 6 8 8 4
region 5 – 5 3 8 1 4
region 6 – 2 4 4 6 2

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Hi Andres

As i have no DVD tray, only a slot, i bought the player in october.


if you find a solution to the problem could you let me know please.


Regards John

Expert:  Eng. Andres replied 5 years ago.
Hello John,

Unfortunately, I could not find any other alternative method for your DVD player.

I'm sorry, I will opt out and see if another expert can help you on this.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

thank you ,i am quite happy to wait.


regards john