That's correct.I thought they were supposed to be region free for UHD Blu-ray but region locked for standard Blu-ray and DVD? So you wouldn't be able to play your existing Blu-rays/DVDs (assuming them are region B/2) but you would be okay with any UHD Blu-ray discs.
CES 2016 – UHD BD has no region coding, plus news from the Samsung & Sony press eventsFirst though, I have key bit of UHD Blu-ray news for you: I’ve confirmed with both studio sources and the UHD Alliance that Ultra HD Blu-ray will not employ region coding or region locking. This means that, no matter where you live on the planet, you should be able to import UHD discs from overseas with ease (the only catch being the available language and subtitle options on the title). That’s great news for consumers and it represents a big shift from current DVD and Blu-ray. More on that in the weeks ahead. Meanwhile, let’s get back to those press events…
If it's anything like my current Samsung it has a external transformer so getting a different primary side voltage should be easier.Is anyone considering importing this? I was looking at ordering one this afternoon, but it looks like they arnt multi voltage units, which is a shame.
I'm not sure I want to go down the route of a step down transformer.. Might just wait for the European release then.If it's anything like my current Samsung it has a external transformer so getting a different primary side voltage should be easier.
Edit: just checked the manual. Transformer is internal.
I hope it turns out to be trueNow DDay confirms that these discs will come in Italy, citing Barbara Peacock, VP of Group Marketing at Warner Bros. Entertainment Italy. The first titles will come out between mid-March and April, accompanying the player distribution UHD Blu-Ray Samsung and Panasonic.