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    Panasonic service disc 2 - Panasonic Q DVD region free

    Hi,
    I'm looking for a Panasonic service disc 2 to region free the DVD player for the Q.
    Seemingly it's not possible to make a copy of the OG disk as there's an area on the disc you can't access.
    Don't know if that's true. Has anyone experienced the DVD firmware upgrade for the Q?
    I do know you need to upgrade the video RAM to play PAL DVDs even after the firmware upgrade (you mingy people at Panasonic who didn't install enough RAM to cut cost on a $440 unit!).
    Current SNK projects:
    - Samurai Spirits (Shodown) RPG English version for the NGCD:
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...nch-to-English)
    - AES to MVS converter (plays AES games on MVS):
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...-games-on-MVS)


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    Why would you wear out the laser on a Q by watching DVDs?
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    It's not a snake. It's his magical rod asshole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DecepticonZero View Post
    Why would you wear out the laser on a Q by watching DVDs?
    First Q lasers aren't specific to this model and aren't rare or expensive.
    Second when I own something I use it. YOLO!
    Current SNK projects:
    - Samurai Spirits (Shodown) RPG English version for the NGCD:
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...nch-to-English)
    - AES to MVS converter (plays AES games on MVS):
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...-games-on-MVS)


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    More power to you. I wouldn't wanna be poking around an expensive system when I can get the job done with a $25 DVD player.
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    Nah. The only reason to have a Q over a regular Cube is because it can play DVDs. If you're just going to throw it on the shelf what's the point? Then it's just another collectard idol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Nah. The only reason to have a Q over a regular Cube is because it can play DVDs. If you're just going to throw it on the shelf what's the point? Then it's just another collectard idol.
    Ditto.
    For instance I don't understand people ordering cars with leather seats and then putting covers on them "to protect them/not to scratch them/so the day they sell the car they'll still be new/etc.". Fuck that! Enjoy them!
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    - Samurai Spirits (Shodown) RPG English version for the NGCD:
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...nch-to-English)
    - AES to MVS converter (plays AES games on MVS):
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...-games-on-MVS)


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    Well yeah, buying a $400 GameCube is dumb. They look awesome, but unless you got a crazy deal, it's not worth it. Still doesn't mean you should wear out its laser by playing DVDs on it.

    A PS2 phat plays DVDs and I know you won't play them on yours Gohan, and that system is like $30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DecepticonZero View Post
    They look awesome, but unless you got a crazy deal, it's not worth it.
    It was. I would never have put $400 for a Q.
    Not even $100...
    Current SNK projects:
    - Samurai Spirits (Shodown) RPG English version for the NGCD:
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...nch-to-English)
    - AES to MVS converter (plays AES games on MVS):
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...-games-on-MVS)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    It was. I would never have put $400 for a Q.
    Not even $100...
    Ok then. At a $100 ID watch DVDs on it. Carry on man.
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    Get in line buddy, there's a lot of people looking for those DVDs, best to go to AVS forum and ask around. Those are the guys who might loan you one/sell you one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sypth View Post
    Get in line buddy, there's a lot of people looking for those DVDs, best to go to AVS forum and ask around. Those are the guys who might loan you one/sell you one.
    I've managed to find everything I need except the HEX file to program the 12C508 you have to install on the encoder board (not the one to switch between JAP/US mode by pressing the power button). Long is the road...
    Last edited by Apocalypse; 04-18-2016 at 03:50 PM.
    Current SNK projects:
    - Samurai Spirits (Shodown) RPG English version for the NGCD:
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...nch-to-English)
    - AES to MVS converter (plays AES games on MVS):
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...-games-on-MVS)


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    Quote Originally Posted by DecepticonZero View Post
    More power to you. I wouldn't wanna be poking around an expensive system when I can get the job done with a $25 DVD player.
    200% agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Hi,
    I'm looking for a Panasonic service disc 2 to region free the DVD player for the Q.
    Seemingly it's not possible to make a copy of the OG disk as there's an area on the disc you can't access.
    Don't know if that's true. Has anyone experienced the DVD firmware upgrade for the Q?
    I do know you need to upgrade the video RAM to play PAL DVDs even after the firmware upgrade (you mingy people at Panasonic who didn't install enough RAM to cut cost on a $440 unit!).
    I modded my Q to be region-free when I ordered it from HK on release date..........never deal with service disc b4..............
    I have to say it's a beautiful collection but I rarely use it........Gohanx, i know what you're saying..........kinda regret spending $$ on something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid Snake View Post
    I have to say it's a beautiful collection but I rarely use it........
    I use my Q a lot, but probably because when I moved it, the disc drive was all busted up and I put a ton of work into fixing it, so it seems wasteful to have it sit. PanaQ bad tray.jpg
    Why purchase an item only to have it sit after all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DecepticonZero View Post

    A PS2 phat plays DVDs and I know you won't play them on yours Gohan, and that system is like $30.
    Only because the PS2 is a lame DVD player. Back when it came out the PS2 was my main DVD player until I finally bought a standalone player many years later. Currently, my PS3 serves that function.

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    DVL best dvd player.

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    The dvl might be the only DVD player that was worse than the ps2! My old $99 in 2002 walmart Apex player was better than both.

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    The DVL's aren't that great as DVD players honestly, as they have to balance the output between LD and DVD, so they do not really excel at either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I've managed to find everything I need except the HEX file to program the 12C508 you have to install on the encoder board (not the one to switch between JAP/US mode by pressing the power button). Long is the road...
    I've discovered this 12C508 is used to change region via the remote control. Not really useful. I'll give it a try without installing it. If I experience issues I'll modify the RV31 code to force region 0 (free) whatever the keys you press on the remote.
    Current SNK projects:
    - Samurai Spirits (Shodown) RPG English version for the NGCD:
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...nch-to-English)
    - AES to MVS converter (plays AES games on MVS):
    http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showth...-games-on-MVS)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tw3ek View Post
    The DVL's aren't that great as DVD players honestly, as they have to balance the output between LD and DVD, so they do not really excel at either.


    STFU the DVL-700 is your god!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    STFU the DVL-700 is your god!

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