Will EP30 ever be multiregion

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by CyBeRkId2002, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. CyBeRkId2002

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    Hi, I have just purchased the above and sold off my multiregion player thinking I only had one or two R1 discs. When working through to see the DVD playback on the device I realised that I was wrong and a large number of my discs, including some of my favourites, are actually from the US. I wondered if anyone knows the likelihood of this player ever receiving a multiregion hack, and if not what player should I go for to playback my R1 discs? Im quite tempted by a US PS3 due to reviews praising its DVD playback and the added bonus of it being blu-ray.

    Cheers,
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    This is one of the reasons i took this back to the retailer to get a refund. I looked everywhere for a region free hack but no joy. if it was as simple as a 'code' i'm sure we would have heard about it by now.

    Its a shame really, the performance of its up scaling was fantastic, much better than my PS3 - but the HD pictures were not much better than the 360 add-on. that coupled with the rumour the formats days are numbered made me think it was a waste of my £200. That said, if it was region free it would still be with me now...
     
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    I am sure one day a firmware update or code will be released that will make it region free, just need to be patient.
     
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    A way to hack will turn up eventually, perhaps you shouldn't have been so hasty.
     
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    EP30 MR firmware update has been promised on another thread by the source who is doing the other MR hacks IIRC.
     
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    I am afraid I do not know. I am sure they would answer a polite question though :)
     
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    Perhaps - but i really hoped the ep30 would look a lot better than my add-on for the 360....but it didnt!.

    So i thought the £200 i just spent was a waste for (what is was for me) a region 2 upscaling dvd player, so i got a refund...and i feel 100% happy with my decision. After all, tesco's have just shaved another £20 off the price in the space of two weeks, so by the time a region hack is available the price would have dropped even more and i will pick one up then. Makes sense to me.
     
  10. CyBeRkId2002

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    thanks for the info everyone... will sit tight for a while and see what happens then.
     
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    Bourght my E1 in Feb 07 waited till xmas for mine to be region free your day will come i'm sure
     
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    I too am waiting as I have a load of R1 SD DVD's

    Suppose I can't complain as I got mine for Chrimbo. Friend got it for me as she works for Universal, got it for £99 inc the 7 films :thumbsup:
     
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    Does anyone know when the Toshiba HD-ED30 is going region free for SD DVD's, I heard that it was when they release it in Australia if so do we know when that would be?

    Cheers

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