Apex AD-3201 DVD Player

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  1. Tommy*M

    Tommy*M Auditioning

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    I was wondering if anybody has purchased a region-free DVD player, and whether or not it was worth the money? I recently bought an APEX AD-3201 player, as it has a menu that allows you to play discs from other regions. From what I have read, it will also convert PAL format to NTSC format, and the only problem I should encounter is that PAL format discs with anamorphic widescreen will be sort of "stretched" unless I get a converter to allow my television to display it properly. I have some region 2 PAL discs coming next week, so I will find out for sure whether it works or not with the foreign discs. I have heard/read mixed reviews of APEX players, but I have had no problems with it thus far, and for $120.00 it was worth a try even if just for the fact that it will play other regions (even if not, it blows away my ancient RCA player that I have been dying to replace). Anyway, any feedback from anybody else who has one of these or anybody who has better ideas as far as region-free players go will be appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help or ideas.
     
  2. Stephen Orr

    Stephen Orr Screenwriter

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    I bought one of these back in April for $50 (after rebate). The region-free and other adjustments work just fine. It's my primary player in my living room, and output Dolby Digital and DTS great!
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    APEX's PAL/NTSC conversion is....less than perfect. It does and will look stretched
     

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