Just Can't Decide - What Do You Think ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by phibes, May 8, 2002.

  1. phibes

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    I want to buy a budget DVD player (about £130) but it must be Multi-Region.

    From reading magazines, and searching the web I’ve narrowed down a short list but as I haven’t seen any of the machines operating, I don’t know how they are at handling Region 1 once hacked for multi-region.

    If a player can be multi-region hacked does this mean it is then by default RCE compatible or is RCE something separate from Multi-Region ?

    My current short list is:

    PHILIPS 612
    I believe this can be handset hacked ?

    ZENIX (same as a Haus 615L)
    John Lewis are selling this as a multi region machine with a handset hack

    Samsung M105
    I’ve read that the new firmware 5.0E (?) cannot be handset hacked so I may have to disregard this one

    What would you go for. Does anyone have experience of any of these machines ?

    Any help appreciated
    Cheers
     
  2. Reiner

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    If a player can be multi-region hacked does this mean it is then by default RCE compatible or is RCE something separate from Multi-Region ?

    RCE is a seperate issue but related to region coding, hence it's name (Region Code Enhancement).
    Usually players which can be set to one region manually should not have problems with RCE, mostly players with automatic change (sometimes called R0 players) do - but then again some automatic ones don't either.

    I recommend to go for a branded model, no unit you can pick up in the supermarket.
    Run a search on any specific model you are interested in here in the forums and check out the reviews at www.homecinemachoice.com
     
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    What about multi region Pioneer DV340/343....Richer Sounds have if for £129.95 at the moment.....or Multi region Kenwood DVF-3050....£79.95!!!!
    or little bit more...and a known decent player....SONY DVPNS300.....at £149.95.......
    Try doing a search on these models on this forum....see if anyone has any opinions on them....
    Best regards
    LittleT2
     

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