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Toshiba/Multi-Region/RCE

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by chicken balti, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. chicken balti

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    Where's the best place to buy a Toshiba SD900E multi-region deck capable of coping with RCE and NOT modded by Techtronics? Seems Techtronics are getting some mighty bad press over their noisy Tosh upgrades and sh**ty customer service. I just want a quiet, reliable player that can switch regions automatically, has a manual region override and doesn't throw a tantrum with RCE. Anyone else got a Tosh that fits this bill? If so, where did you get it from, you jammy sod?
     
  2. GarethH

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    What confuses me is that Techtronics Offer the Toshiba 900E RCE proof. But others don't. The new Toshiba 210E is not RCE proof from Techtronics, but is from Upgrade Heaven.

    It seems that upgrade heaven have found out how to get around RCE on the new Toshiba players, but Techtronics have'nt. The Toshiba 910E is due out later this year so the only thing i can think of it to wait for that. You could always take a step down to the Toshiba 510E, which is due Oct/Nov.

    Hope this helps
     
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    OKay looking at I can't find anybody that does the 900e without the remote hack.

    The choices (apart from Techntronics) which due to us reading the same threads I am keeping away from is:

    leconcepts or upgrade heaven.

    Upgrade heaven do a software only hack. Which appeals as they aren't going to be taking it apart and screwing the transport.

    <br />Any body bought a 900e from either of these suppliers (or had a german imported one 'chipped buy them)?

    I must admit I'm starting think it may be easier just to say sod it and buy a 939a
     
  5. GarethH

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    Yes your right, sorry my mistake! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
     
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    Just for the record and probably not of much use for most of you:

    I had my SD900E modified here in Portugal. Just software (a change in EPROM was considered, but not needed after all).

    Reads RCE discs as well as any other titles.

    HB
     
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    I've got to admit I'm in the market for a Tosh player right now but I have serious reservations about using Techtronics and I can't seem to locate a mod that doesn't require any user intervention for RCE (like my current Panasonic). What a bitch.
     
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    Roadwest,

    Techtronics are collecting my Tosh 900E tomorrow, hopefully the replacement (NOT a repair) will sort the noisy transport problems. I'll post back here and let folks know if they sorted the problem.

    I have to say that even if you wanted to muck about with the remote to overcome RCE it would be worth it as the player is awesome. However, on inserting R1 Hollow Man into the player it performed flawlessly as far as RCE is concerned, no problem whatsoever. In this respect you've got to hand it to Techtronics, but in terms of sending out players with faults and the problems trying to get them to exchange the dodgy players they clearly have a hell of a lot to learn.

    They do have customer support and returns departments, though you'd be hard pushed to recognise any form of curtomer support from the company.
     
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    Roadwest,

    Neither. It just took the disc and performed without intervantion of ANY kind. I have played various R1 and R2 discs with the player 'as delivered' and have not had to screw around with anything to get playback, even RCE discs. By the way, that includes access to all menu features on RCE discs.

    I've noticed that the spec of the SD900E has changed subtly from the previous wording which claimed 'transparent' handling of RCE discs, this is due to a revised firmware on recent models. The RCE FAQ on the site still shows that word 'transparent' though, so it would appear that they are right on both counts! If this sounds complicated thats because it is, recent dealings with Techtronics have proved to me that nothing is simple or straightforward with the company.

    Case in point, the courier called a day earlier than agreed to collect the player (I'm sending it back because of shocking transport noise), even then it was not during the time I said I would be at home! I took the player to the local ANC depot myself to make sure there were no more fudge ups.

    If they replace the player with a proper 'quiet' one I'll be happy but there is a clear warning here for anyone considering buying this player from Techtronics.
     
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    When you say no problem whatsoever, it took the disc without inserting another R1 title
    first or the need to fiddle with the handset?

    I thought all mods that incorporated manual
    overide bypassed the RCE checking routine
    without the need for intervention (i.e. key-presses or inserting R1 discs first)
     

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