Sony DVP-930: Buy it region free or hack it myself?

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  1. Jon Weaver

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    I am in the market for a DVP-NS930 and was intending to buy a region free version for around £250.

    However, in looking for 'Region Free' codes for my neigbours DAV-S300, I stumbled across all I need to hack the NS range of players.

    This means that in theory, I could buy a region 2 player (For around £220) and then hack it myself.

    Trouble is, I have no real way to know whether the 'hack' that I have actually works, and whether it will do things like RCE.

    Saying that, I am almost sure that the 'hack' I have, is what the DVD suppliers will use to make it 'region free' anyway, so there is probably no difference.

    The 'hack' in questions, is a set of 'Service Codes' which can be sent to the player using a Pronto or similar and there is no reason to doubt that it won't work.

    Does anyone have any experience in this area?
     
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    Thanks for that Only this morning I found a post talking about places selling the 930 for less than £220.

    See like the way to go!

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    No problem. I got mine from them. Ordered in the morning and it arrived next day although I would give them a ring to verify that they have them in stock.
     
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    Did you get a response reagrding your first question for the region-free hack? I'm thinking of buying a 930 as well and as you don;t want to spend mony for something I can do myself!
     
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    As I found it in the end for £220, it kind of negated my original question

    Took the plunge last week and I have got it now.. Progressive Scan is OK, but whether the improvement over my Pioneer 545 justifies the £220 I have payed I can't say.

    But for £220 it seems like a good buy!
     

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