Making Panasonic S53 region-free?

Does anybody can help me to hack my Panasonic DVD s53? I bought it because of the HDMI port but didn’t notice that it works only for region 4. I have plenty of region 1 & 2 DVDs on my collection. As I’ve read so far, I need an universal remote to hack the DVD player??? Isn’t any other way? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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If it is like my Panasonic S52 (region 1) it requires a special remote. :sad: