QUESTION ABOUT REGION-FREE 3-D PLAYERS

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Dick, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Dick

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    On Ron's H-U-G-E recommendation, I ordered and have received A TURTLE'S TALE in 3-D from the U.K. I even paid nearly $300.00 for a Pioneer region-free player, but after using it a few times, packed it up and returned it --- if you guys thought the Sherwood was noisy, this one emitted a high-pitched squeal with every menu choice and an even worse on when loading. Intolerable.

    Now I'm thinking: It is unlikely very many 3-D films will be popping up in Europe that aren't available here, and I already have an all-region Blu-ray player. Thus, I don't want to spend $300 just to watch A TURTLE'S TALE, as fun as it may be.

    So, I now have my eyes on a
    TOSHIBA BDX5300
    for $200.00 Does anyone own this unit? If so, is it noisy? Is switching region-to-region tricky?

    Or...

    Can anyone recommend a player like this in the same price range?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Timothy E

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    I recently purchased the Toshiba BDX5300 and would recommend it. Switching between regions is as easy as pressing a number key on the remote. Even better, it has an internal PAL to NTSC converter (many Blu-ray players do not include this, including my old Panasonic BD110.) This enables playback of 50 Hz material that was problematic on my old player.
     

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