Any region-free Blu-Ray players from good brands available?

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Any region-free Blu-Ray players from good brands available?

Unread post by Yi-Long » 15 Mar 2010, 22:34

I know there are a couple of region-free BR players available, but most are expensive and by pretty unknown brands.

Are there any GOOD brands which released a BR player here in europe, which can be multi-region through a code, combination or whatever!?
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Re: Any region-free Blu-Ray players from good brands available?

Unread post by gasteropod » 15 Mar 2010, 22:36

Expensive? Didn't you see the thread about the Limit player being sold in HMV for £50? Although to be fair that was only instore, but on the website it was still only £80.

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Unread post by bradavon » 15 Mar 2010, 22:59

They fit into two categories:

1. Cheap, unknown names (but good reports on this forum) and remote hackable (out of the box) - Limit, Tevion etc...
2. Expensive, branded and remote hackable (after they've been chipped) - Sony, Panasonic etc... from MRMDVD.com (this is a UK store!)

Grim and Iron Monkey have a Panasonic from MRMDVD and Mark and Salty a Limit/Tevion (I forget which, I think all clones of each other). Personally I'd get a Panasonic (probably the best BD Player manufacturer on the market) but obviously cost is a factor.

They are all Multi-region selectable and not Region Free. DVD is Region Free. By that I mean DVDs auto change to the right region but BDs you need to press A, B or C before putting the region locked disc in (usually when it's in standby and always using the normal remote). Region Free BD isn't possible.

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Unread post by gasteropod » 15 Mar 2010, 23:06

bradavon wrote:Grim and Iron Monkey have a Panasonic from MRMDVD and Mark and Salty a Limit/Tevion
gasteropod has two Limits :cool:

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Unread post by saltysam » 15 Mar 2010, 23:12

I have an Oppo,which was expensive but it's excellent :clap:
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Re: Any region-free Blu-Ray players from good brands available?

Unread post by bradavon » 15 Mar 2010, 23:34

The Oppo is chipped right? How much did you pay?

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Re: Any region-free Blu-Ray players from good brands available?

Unread post by saltysam » 16 Apr 2010, 14:14

Cheap multi-region player back again

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168916

well multi-region via a code.
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Re: Any region-free Blu-Ray players from good brands available?

Unread post by Markgway » 16 Apr 2010, 19:02

Don't know if it's still available, but I'm well pleased with my Tevion. Haven't had any problems yet, has played every single disc region regardless. I have a boxed Limit as backup for when the Tevion dies or I finally leave home.
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Unread post by saltysam » 19 Apr 2010, 18:32

Markgway wrote:Don't know if it's still available, but I'm well pleased with my Tevion. Haven't had any problems yet, has played every single disc region regardless. I have a boxed Limit as backup for when the Tevion dies or I finally leave home.
My Tevion-(now in the bedroom) has been fine but my brother's has been playing up,discs freezing a fair bit.
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Unread post by Markgway » 19 Apr 2010, 23:05

It came with a three-year guarantee. He should return it if it's faulty.
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Unread post by saltysam » 20 Apr 2010, 20:27

Markgway wrote:It came with a three-year guarantee. He should return it if it's faulty.
i know but it's unlikely they'll have a replacement and he needs multi-region.might get him to get a refund and he can buy my spare Limit off me.
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Unread post by bradavon » 20 Apr 2010, 20:35

3 year warranty. That's impressive! Definitely return it. It's stupid to not return things that are in warranty, that have a fault.

You could always ask about a replacement before sending it back.

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