Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by titanax, Jan 28, 2002.
Anyone know any RCE friendly DVD players in the market? Preferably the mid-range ones?
Nearly all of them depending on the mod used.
It is not the player that you have to worry about. It is the mod.
Check out e.g. www.techtronics.com
Forget Techtronics unless it's your last bet.
Multiregion Magic are the very best I've come across.
Pointon, your link came back host not found!
Titanax - try Richer Sounds: www.richersounds.com
OK, so what you guys are saying is that, it doesn't matter if I have a region 3 dvd player, as long as I get the mod chip, then I can play any region DVD ? I am already aware of that....
but I was under the impression that the DVD distributers came up with the RCE to thwart the mod thingy ?
I believe if you have a mod fitted you have to go through a swap disk process to get around the RCE bit!
I've got a Sony NS700 and I've not had any problems with RCE, it's not modded, it's just a remote control hack.
Jeez.... talk about bringing your work home.
All day I've been in an arguement with a company called... actually better not mention them, confidentiality of people I work with and all that. Anyway they had madness in their name.
It is actually Multiregion MAGIC and it has been rectified.
I need therapy.
RCE - it doesn't affect Region 1. It affects regionless players. Therefore, with a mod or hack or whatever, as long as your player can be put into Region 1 mode whether automatically or manual, RCE cannot affect it. RCE is no big deal at all.
It just makes sure that the R1 disc is being played by an R1 player, and if that player is multiregion, then it is being. No problems. Modded players in my opinion, are far better than handset hacks.
Only on a very crap mod. Most mods do not need to do this to beat RCE.
I have a pioneer dv545 that has all the mods possible! I got it from www.avland.co.uk for £269.
I've played region 0,1,2,4 and they work fine. Ntsc and Pal. Macrovision works fine. Ntsc -> pal conversion is sweet. Oh and RCE doesn't affect it as pointon said. Have the patriot and final fantasy (both R1 RCE). No probs.
Have a search on the forum for pioneer dv545, a cracking good midrange player (better than the 444 due to the two scarts and loopthrough).
Warner and Columbia/Tristar are the two studios putting DVD out with RCE on them,nobody else has followed suit (I THINK).MGM said they have no plans to do anything like it,although one of their studios in the far east was putting DVD out with a RCE like coding but when MGM found out they put a stop to it.So there are some first pressings of certain films from that region that have this coding on,there is a list at www.dvdtalk.com
As far as i know when you put a disk in a Player the disk checks that the player will accept disks of that region. If the player says yes then the disk starts playing....
With RCE, the disk asks if the player is Region 1. If the players says yess then the disk then asks if it is region 2. If the player says yes again then the disk tells you to go take a hike.
Provided you mod/hack fixes your player to a region other than region 0 for the purpose of playing that disk then you are ok. If it sets it to region 0 then 'no play hosey'.
Im sure most folks out there know about this but thought I would just point it out. (although Im prepared to have my laymans interpretation ammended/corrected).
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