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Can anyone recommend a good multi region dvd?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by DPLeeds, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. DPLeeds

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    Hi

    I want to buy a multi region dvd player as i've got some dvds from the usa and the cheap dvd player I've got at the mo is only our region.

    Any recommendations?

    many thanks
     
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    Really depends how much you have to spend - if your budget is tight suggest either the Pioneer 575 or Toshiba 340e - both are well reviewed.
     
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    Cambridge Audio 540D, no hacks required, region-free right out of the box.
     
  4. bonzobanana

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    What is your current dvd player?
     
  5. DPLeeds

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    CyberHome CH DVD 400
     
  6. bonzobanana

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    Region hacks for this model are;


    Make sure that the tray is open before starting the hack. (also works for DA82E2)
    1. Press the Setup button on the remote control.
    2. Using the remote control, key in the following: 1, 3, 6, 9.
    3. Press the Left button on the remote control three times.
    4. Press the Right button on the remote control.
    5. You down arrow 4 times and press enter at the new Version option that appeared in the menu
    6. Press right arrow and You will now be able to change the value to 1 for Region 1, 2 for Region 2, and so on, or 0 for multi-region playback by using the up down arrow keys.

    Other methods for newer models of 400:

    1. Use the Hack as listed above to get the 'version' option in the menu.
    2. After this, move cursor down to VERSION and then cursor right to highlight B40016c.
    3. Then enter 1 3 6 9 again.
    4. Now you can move the cursor up or down to change the region code to 0.
    5. This should work for the newer versions.


    Distorted sound
    - Ensure no disc in player
    - Press Setup
    - Press enter at General Setup
    - Down arrow to Default
    - Press right arrow so RESET is selected press enter
    - enter password (1369)
    - Press Enter to confirm - player will then reset
     
  7. DPLeeds

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    WOW!!!

    It works. I'm overjoyed and have learnt something today. I'm VERY VERY GRATEFUL as you've saved me hassle and money.

    MANY MANY THANKS :clap:
     
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    Glad to help.
     
  9. DPLeeds

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    My next question is how do I know If a tv i'm buying can play region 1 dvds connected through my dvd player of course?
     
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    Most modern TVs (less than 5 years old) can handle NTSC(the format that Region 1 DVDs are recorded in) without any trouble.

    So as long as your TV is a colour TV and less than 5 years old, you should be OK.

    Niraj
     

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