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Region "A" players that will work in the UK.


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Brian Sharp

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Posted February 06 2014 - 11:45 AM

Looking for a low cost blu ray player, region A, that will work on 240 volts without a step up transformer.



#2 of 9 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted February 06 2014 - 12:01 PM

Why not just buy a region-free?

 

I do know most "audio manufacturer made"(Pioneer/Yamaha etc) have worldwide power supplies. But they cost more than just buying region-free.



#3 of 9 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted February 06 2014 - 12:06 PM

As an example (look at the picture of the rear showing power requirement)...

 

http://www.pioneerel...Players/BDP-140



#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Brian Sharp

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Posted February 07 2014 - 07:22 AM

Many thanks. 

 

I did have a region free player but it retired hurt a couple of days before Christmas. My only option was to go to to a local store to get a player to see me over the holidays but, of course, it was region locked.  To upgrade this new player to region free Blu Ray will cost about $150.00 so I thought that a region A player that accepted a 240 volt supply might be the answer. 

 

Ah well, back to the drawing board!



#5 of 9 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted February 07 2014 - 07:32 AM

You might try buying a used PS3. If you can find one cheap enough to ship(with a seller that won't get it stuck in customs).

I would say look for a used player on EBay as well. But...Pioneer and Onkyo BD players from 3-4 years ago are hard to come by. Yamaha never lists power requirement like everybody else does.

Last time I went over there, my GF had to go to 5 stores looking for a hair dryer that worked worldwide.

#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Ernest

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Posted February 07 2014 - 12:48 PM

Check 220 electronics  the Sony BDP-S5100 may have all the features you are looking for.  

 

 

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#7 of 9 ONLINE   Robin9

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Posted February 07 2014 - 01:40 PM

Many thanks. 

 

I did have a region free player but it retired hurt a couple of days before Christmas. My only option was to go to to a local store to get a player to see me over the holidays but, of course, it was region locked.  To upgrade this new player to region free Blu Ray will cost about $150.00 so I thought that a region A player that accepted a 240 volt supply might be the answer. 

 

Ah well, back to the drawing board!

 

A transformer/voltage converter will cost a lot less than $150.00. 



#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted February 13 2014 - 08:19 AM

Do not use any voltage converters, they're not safe. Smoke was coming out of my BD player with voltage converter. True story. And even if the converter works, you just don't know how these Chinese (sorry, China, nothing personal) brands behave later on.

Just buy a US/Canadian PS3. It's safe, rather cheap (Slim) and comes with great features. You don't have to sign on PSN or anything. I have ordered two US PS3:s from Videogames+ from Canada. Check it out.

#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted February 13 2014 - 08:21 AM

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