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Old July 22nd, 2013, 01:38 AM   #1
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Region free DVD player for the USA

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced region free DVD player that is widely available in the USA and will play back both NTSC and PAL discs.

Many thanks for any suggestions.
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Old July 26th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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Re: Region free DVD player for the USA

I don't know the answer to your question directly, but I have ...ahem... heard others hack DVD players to make them region-free with remotes. You could try googling the model number and see for yourself. Your risk completely.
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Old July 26th, 2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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There are such aftermarket kits for the Oppo. Not sure if it fits your definition of "reasonably priced." It already plays NTSC and PAL so no worries there.
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Old July 27th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #4
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Re: Region free DVD player for the USA

Thanks for the comments which are much appreciated. I am aware of the existence of hacks but this is to help someone in the USA who has some PAL DVDs he wants to be able to play. There is a hack available for his Sony player, but the procedure is complicated and he's not at all technically minded and doesn't want to try it, which is fair enough.

@ chip.Excuse my ignorance, but what is the oppo?

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Old August 2nd, 2013, 08:46 PM   #5
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I would explore this online store. Several years ago I purchased a multi system DVD player/VCR combo from them and I still use it.

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Old August 3rd, 2013, 12:41 AM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestion. That link looks very promising, I'll contact them and see what they recommend.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #7
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Re: Region free DVD player for the USA

You should find them easily. I purchased a Pioneer unit from B&H last year for under $100. It also has surround and DTS and DVD-Audio abilities. I'll admit I've only played PAL discs in stereo as I don't have any PAL surround discs. But it scales and plays like a charm.
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