Any Hackable Blu-Ray Players? (Region A, B, C)

Coreydbz

Standard Member
Hi, can anyone recommend me a UK model Blu-Ray player that can be hacked to permanently play region A discs? (It doesn't matter if it will no longer play Region B after the hack)

I'm looking for a player 3D capable and under £200, though the cheaper the better. I don't really want to have to import a region A player so any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
 

mentm

Well-known Member

Coreydbz

Standard Member
So will the Pioneer BDP-150-K work? I found it on Amazon for about £75.
Also will it play Region A and B after the firmware update?
 

mentm

Well-known Member
Yes I can confirm it will play region a and b. but you can't update 1.05 firmware only 1.02.
 

Coreydbz

Standard Member
Can you please point me in the direction of a tutorial on how to do this? I think I'll be buying this player.
 

Coreydbz

Standard Member
I'm essentially gambling buy ordering online aren't I? As I have no way of knowing if I will receive a 1.02 player. Just in case I have trouble finding one, are their any other options for multi region players?
 

mentm

Well-known Member
There's multi region magic and tps but they will probably start at £200.
 

Coreydbz

Standard Member
Say if I was to import a player from the U.S. what would I need to get it working in a house in the UK? For now I mainly want it just for the Region A capabilities, as I have a Ps3 for everything else.
 

mentm

Well-known Member
You'd need a transformer, maplin sell them, don't forget to factor in the import tax.
 

ArmitageShanks

Well-known Member
Might be easier to source a player from somewhere like Singapore, which is what I'm planning to do on my next trip. Region A, 220/240V, UK-style plug, and no problems. ;)
 

ArmitageShanks

Well-known Member
Nice going! :)
 

iainl7

Well-known Member
Say if I was to import a player from the U.S. what would I need to get it working in a house in the UK? For now I mainly want it just for the Region A capabilities, as I have a Ps3 for everything else.
That's what I did - buy an $80 Sony S1100 when I was in the US, and connect it to the mains via a £12.99 Maplin transformer. Works a treat, and I don't need to worry about firmware updates killing my region support or anything.
 

darkeco

Standard Member
Hi, can anyone recommend me a UK model Blu-Ray player that can be hacked to permanently play region A discs? (It doesn't matter if it will no longer play Region B after the hack)

I'm looking for a player 3D capable and under £200, though the cheaper the better. I don't really want to have to import a region A player so any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

Gidday Coreydbz,

I can personally recommend the single HDMI output socket Asus BDS-500 :thumbsup: or with included inbuilt WIFI and dual HDMI out for separate Audio and Video signal the Asus BDS-700 :clap:and both are very fairly priced on Amazon UK. Both players are below the 200 pound mark and have the Marvell chipset which is great for video and audio capabilities depending on your 1080p or 1080i TV. You can manually change to 720p/i also. I have both players and one is set to Bluray A/ DVD 1 and the other Bluray B/ DVD 2 & 4 manually change it which is Euro/Australia region.

And you can have most recent releases 3D ISO files played via external USB disk or use an 3D Bluray disc from any region as there is a trick to manually change without limit the regions for both Bluray and DVD via the originallly provided Asus remote control. :lesson:
 

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