I've started noticing that the percentage of Blu-Ray disks that are being Region-locked by the Distributors is going up and where with DVD I have always had Multi-region players I am now limited to Region B for Blu-Ray with my PS3 and am starting to miss getting the US and Asian releases early (and dont want to invest any more money on an old format and import DVDs).|
Looking around there are only chipped solutions to the Multi region dilema which are about double the price of a normal player at least or my other option is to import a region A player and have 2 boxes under my TV. Anyone gone Multi-Region and if so how/what?
Multi-Region Blu-Ray Options
bad09 6,004 posts
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Tough, you had your chance with HD DVD
Well I adopted HD-DVD first but unfortunately that didnt pan out!
I feel your pain. The route I'm going down is get a Region A Oppo, to handle Region A Blu-ray and Region 1 DVDs, with my PS3 handling Region B Blu-ray and Region 2 DVDs with a normal DVD player picking up the slack for the rest of the DVD regions. This should cover most of my bases.
Do you have a link to the Region A player you are looking at?
Cheers I'll check it out..
@Fluffy, I like to think I'm single handedly keeping the movie industry afloat by actually buying the product
But I just love those "You wouldnt steal a car" ads I cant help it
silentbob 28,992 posts
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It seems most of the titles I really want early are always locked, saying that I have just received "The Reader" and "Frost/Nixon" from the US
Did a forum search and this thread seemed like the best place to stick my question...
I was looking at getting a region-free blu ray player, but I'm not really sure where would be the best place to look. Would any EGers be able to recommend a particular make/model?
(I already have a cinema system so I'm not really looking to throw great wads of cash at it, but happy to pay a bit extra for a decent/reliable piece of kit)
Thanks in advance
kalel 88,336 posts
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Last time I checked there is really no such thing as a "region-free blu ray player". What you can get is players that have been hard-modded. So you can get pretty much any model you fancy but it'll be twice the price, and with most you'll have to switch it manually between regions (which won't work via the remote) and your warranty will be invalid to boot.
I looked into it but decided I couldn't be fucked in the end. There are one or two very highly rated sellers on Amazon who sell ready modded models if you still want one, or you can buy a mod kit and do it yourself.
Thanks for the quick reply, explains why information on them is a bit thin on the ground
Seems there's a Toshiba player knocking about that is region-free for DVDs and region-switchable via remote for Blu-Rays after a firmware update
Might give that a spin and see how I get on
Edited by Globbits at 17:25:49 10-09-2012
Derblington 21,906 posts
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This is why I bought a US PS3. I just import all my films. I miss out on local sales but make up for it with smaller packaging.
FabricatedLunatic 13,029 posts
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If anyone is interested, I picked up the Toshiba BDX1200 I linked in my earlier post, installed the Australian firmware update and it's working well so far (region free DVD, multi-region Blu-Ray). (Only have one region A Blu-Ray to test it on right now though!)
Well chuffed with that for £50
Edited by Globbits at 17:24:55 13-09-2012