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Old 10-05-2013, 09:41
Ashley_Parker
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Morning All

I am trying to update to a blu ray player (multi-region preferrably) but have no clue what is a good make etc, I need the player to also be able to play CD-RW, DVD-RW etc as well as region 1 dvds. Looking for a relatively cheap (but not cheap looking) player.

Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thanks
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:57
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Sony.

Richersounds.

All you need to know.

Sony because they make decent players. Richersounds because they sell some players already hacked for multi region on DVD for about a tenner more than the standard version. Which can be cheaper than some other methods of hacking the players.

You are unlikely to find many players hacked for multi region on Blu-Ray.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:26
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Sony because they make decent players. Richersounds because they sell some players already hacked for multi region on DVD for about a tenner more than the standard version. Which can be cheaper than some other methods of hacking the players.
If anyone happens to already own a One4All remote these can be used to generate the necessary codes for Sonys' for free (see Google!) - otherwise agree that Richer Sounds are good!
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:22
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Buy a PS3 bro! Cheap as chips and infinitely awesome!
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:47
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Buy a PS3 bro! Cheap as chips and infinitely awesome!
That used to be a relatively cheap way to get a Blu-Ray player but not anymore. These days you can get a pretty decent player for under 80 quid. Not sure you'd get a brand new PS3 for that sort of money?

For example

http://www.richersounds.com/product/...bdps490-blk-mr

Is hacked for multi region for DVD by Richersounds.
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Old 11-05-2013, 15:59
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It doesn't need to be a One4All remote. It is possible to make a Sony Blu-Ray player multi region for DVD with a Logitech Harmony remote. I've used both a 555 and a One to do this.
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Old 11-05-2013, 17:30
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Buy a PS3 bro! Cheap as chips and infinitely awesome!
Contrary to the quote, do not get a UK PS3 if you want any hope of playing R1 DVDs.

PS3 is locked down region specific for BD and DVD to the country of sale. Unless something has changed very recently then there is no crack / hack or chip mod for a PS3. End of story. This is what will greet you: image link

The consoles will play region free discs of course. But then so will any other BD player, and you stand a far far better chance of an unlock for those than a PS3.
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