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Old 11-12-2012, 16:58
louise1966
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I am finding it quite difficult to locate a multi region dvd player, as a lot of US series I want are only available at the moment on region 1. Any ideas? A guy in Currys - not the best at technical info - told me they are not readily available these days, but I@ would have thought a lot of people out there still want to have the ability to play US dvds. Not so much of a budget, but really no more than 70, unless it is bluray or 3D.
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Old 11-12-2012, 17:05
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Richersounds seem to do quite a few DVD players hacked for multi-region.

http://www.richersounds.com/products...es/dvd-players

And several Blu-Rays with the DVD side hacked for multi-region (though not so much Blu-Ray playback)

http://www.richersounds.com/products...arates/blu-ray
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Old 11-12-2012, 18:20
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A while back a pal bought 2 "region free" ( In reality set to region "0" ) players but as soon as he connected to the net to update the firmware they defaulted back to region 2 . They were bluray players that had multi region hack for DVD only applied at a dealers .

Don't know if this would still apply ? but it might be worth asking the question .
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Old 11-12-2012, 19:06
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Most DVD players can be made multi region with a few remote control button pushes. Check this site before you buy.

http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/info/multiregion/
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Old 11-12-2012, 23:57
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Most DVD players can be made multi region with a few remote control button pushes. Check this site before you buy.

http://www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk/info/multiregion/
I have the Toshiba SD3005KB from Argos 34:99 with HDMI bought it in January 2012 .If you google the model number it gives you the code to turn it into multiregion .It's played all my american discs with no problems
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Old 12-12-2012, 00:00
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I am finding it quite difficult to locate a multi region dvd player, as a lot of US series I want are only available at the moment on region 1. Any ideas? A guy in Currys - not the best at technical info - told me they are not readily available these days, but I@ would have thought a lot of people out there still want to have the ability to play US dvds. Not so much of a budget, but really no more than 70, unless it is bluray or 3D.
...This is my post from Jan 2012 Last week bought a Toshiba SD3005KB hdmi DVD player from Argos for 34:99 .Did a quick google and got the instructions how to hack using the remote .

turn on,
open tray,
press 98790 ok on the remote,
tray closes,
now plays region 1 discs.

delighted with this buy and so far has played all my USA dvd's with no problem .
I also have an argos value range dvd player (scart only) and it's multiregion out of the box .Only problem is the unit is pig ugly toploading and the picture quality is average but hey it was only 19:99 this is now used a bedroom unit.
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