meridian 596 region code

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CogPaul

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I have found details on how to make this unit region free using a laptop and windows hyperterminal - but would appreciate some confirmation that the process works (i.e. no need to continually reset codes and happy with RCE disks) before shelling out for the player. Any 596 owners out there experiencing problems??
 
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CogPaul

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thanks Mike - i can now order with peace of mind and dispose of my region 1 and 2 players!
 

bee

Novice Member
CogPaul - have you thought about getting the 598 instead, as this has NTSC progressive scan, which the 596 doesn't have!
Although I have heard that meridian will be offering an upgrade in the future for this feature.(price TBC)
 
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CogPaul

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considered the 598 but only for MHR link (DVD-A and upsampling DVD-V and CD) as I use a scaler and crt projector making progressive scan irrelevant -as far as I can make out it seems the 596 and 598 (in its basic form) share the same video electronics - but if anyone knows different please let me know?
 

pcavelle

Active Member
is the same as 598; I had this confirmed by Meridian a few days ago.

The multi region is permanent & RCE friendly, but you tend to need to re do it (a pain) each time you update the BIOS in the 596.

By the way, I'm selling my 596 for a cracking price and it's less than a year old too....

I've an ad in the classified section about it.

Paul
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