Can the TOSHIBA SD-4960 be used for mult-region like the 4900?

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  1. Darren Gross

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    Opinions on the 4900 are very solid, but its now discontinued and harder to track down, especially brand new, for a good price.

    Does anyone know what the difference is between the 4900 and the 4960?

    I was going to get the 4900 for its easy multiregion capability and its ability to output both PAL and NTSC in their native formats...

    Anyone have the skinny on this?
     
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    The 4960 adds SACD playback as well as the DVD-A playback the 4900 offered. Might be some other minor differences that I'm not aware of. For some reason, the 5 disc version (6915) is cheaper on-line than the 4960. Fry's in Fremont CA. has a couple of 4960's for $129. Don't know about the region free thing, but if the 4900 was, then I would think the 4960 would be to.
     
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    So, nobody knows, eh?
     
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    The 4960 cannot be region hacked. There are places online where you can still find a 4900 though, if you look.
     
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    What about this player makes it impervious to region modding? Its chipset?

    -p
     

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