Question about the Cyberhome CH-DVD300S

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Neil White, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. Neil White

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    I read a long time ago here at the HTF that the above is region free. Are new models being sold still region free? Do you have to do any hack? There's a stack on eBay all claiming region free capability but it's the same price at BB.com and I don't have to pay $25+ shipping at BB (what do they take me for).

    My guess is that this cheapy model has no scaling and that for correct sizing of R2 anamorphic etc etc but I only want a R2 player for playing some British TV on DVD (all 4x3). So, I have no need for the better featured $300 models out there.

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  2. Neil White

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Chris_Morris

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    Yes, I just picked one up yesterday from BB for $39.99.

    Leave tray empty, turn on, when it shows "No Disc" hit menu-1-9, use enter key to select region.


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    I picked one up the other day too, about the same price at Wal-Mart in Canada, Feb./04 version (yes, they vary as to some features and playing ability apparently). I haven't even opened the box yet since I bought it for strictly non-R1/R0 play and I don't have any of those discs yet, but wanted to grab the player since they don't last long and they've been out of stock for ages. Anyway, check out nerd-out.com for all the info. If you have a WS TV there are no scaling problems, but if a 4x3 TV then anamorphic WS PAL will not scale properly to NTSC. Just about every PAL->NTSC player handles 4x3 PAL just fine, it's the other stuff that separates the pricier models. For casual use this player should do, but I have no doubt it will die quickly.
     
  5. Neil White

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    Thank you all! Off to BB ... on sale at $36.99 too, cool.

    Edit - actually, $36.99 at bb.com but $34.99 at the store when I picked-up.

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