Zone A or B for new Bluray Collector?

Krobar

Well-known Member
Hi Everyone,

Just got my BH200. The player can be set by remote to either region A or region B but the key combination is long and mistakes could brick the player so switching on a daily basis is not really an option.

My exisiting large DVD collection is about 40% import. I can see that more discs are region A coded than B but which zone would others pick?
 

kingfats

Distinguished Member
Hi Everyone,

Just got my BH200. The player can be set by remote to either region A or region B but the key combination is long and mistakes could brick the player so switching on a daily basis is not really an option.

My exisiting large DVD collection is about 40% import. I can see that more discs are region A coded than B but which zone would others pick?
Hi Krobar. :)
The remote hack is for SD DVD,yeah? :)
All the best.
 

Krobar

Well-known Member
Hi Krobar. :)
The remote hack is for SD DVD,yeah? :)
All the best.
NO It is definitely the Blue Ray zone that switches. I can switch mine between Zone A and B (Have Master and Commander UK and AVP Requiem USA to test with). SD-DVD on the BH200 can be made Region 0 with a hack disk (RCE disks dont work though).
 

a4lloxo

Active Member
Im region B but if i had the choice over again id probably go A...just for the greater choice more than anything else.Region coding is such a pain in the a**e.
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
couldn't you program the sequences into a dedicate MR remote?

I would pick A, cheaper discs and more coded, plus you have the option to play all the region B and C non coded ones, of which there are more.
 

kingfats

Distinguished Member
NO It is definitely the Blue Ray zone that switches. I can switch mine between Zone A and B (Have Master and Commander UK and AVP Requiem USA to test with). SD-DVD on the BH200 can be made Region 0 with a hack disk (RCE disks dont work though).
Ok cheers :smashin:.............maybe,region A then? :D
 

Krobar

Well-known Member
couldn't you program the sequences into a dedicate MR remote?

I would pick A, cheaper discs and more coded, plus you have the option to play all the region B and C non coded ones, of which there are more.
Could do possibly. Its a shame the BH200 does have an RS232 connection since that would be much more reliable for this sort of thing.

Changing zone involves editing the EEPRom header directly, mistakes here could permanatly kill the player but I dont think you even have to reboot after changing.

I'm thinking Zone A would be best too. My main worry is it could be difficult to obtain 240V Zone A hardware in future.
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
You are not alone wanting a RS232 interface, a trick most of these players have cut out in the drive to keep costs down.
 

Krobar

Well-known Member
Thanks everyone. I went Zone A.

I can also confirm the BH200 Zone remote hack works fine. You dont even have to power cycle between changes. :D
 

Ian_S

Distinguished Member
I think the Blu-ray region question depends on whether you intend to buy all the films you watch or not. If you intend to use say Lovefilm to try some of the catalogue releases before splashing your cash, then Region B makes sense.

For new releases, I'm finding as long as you pre-order or buy in first week of release from somewhere like Asda, you're not paying any more than a couple of pounds more than an import... I then wait for offers for older stuff if I want it, although new releases tend to be of more interest to me atm...
 

Mike Groves

Active Member
.....For new releases, I'm finding as long as you pre-order or buy in first week of release from somewhere like Asda, you're not paying any more than a couple of pounds more than an import... .
Or Tesco's Jersey site, so you have no VAT to pay :)
 

onkeh

Novice Member
I think the Blu-ray region question depends on whether you intend to buy all the films you watch or not. If you intend to use say Lovefilm to try some of the catalogue releases before splashing your cash, then Region B makes sense.

For new releases, I'm finding as long as you pre-order or buy in first week of release from somewhere like Asda, you're not paying any more than a couple of pounds more than an import... I then wait for offers for older stuff if I want it, although new releases tend to be of more interest to me atm...
I have a region A player but have rented dozens of BDs from LoveFilm, only had 2 that didn't work!
 

mikegambit

Banned
If you are a Criterion fan you should know that they will most likely be Region A on the majority of their titles (starting October).
Why would they do that when the majority of their dvd releases are not coded and most of the titles are lucky to be released elsewhere anyway.

Even studio titles like Spartacus are region 0 on their dvd
 

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