Region free Panasonic

Hi,
I am about to order a new Panasonic DVD Recorder… but I searched many sites to find a way to make it region free…

Normally I look at http://www.videohelp.com/ to get help about this stuff… but I cannot see the same model here. In other similar models, they write that some special “equipment” is required… but it seems more complicated than I expected.

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks?dvdplayer=panasonic&hits=50&next=50#next

Is this the only way?

Regards