I need to go multi-region!

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  1. cafink

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    I have a Toshiba 3107 DVD player, and I need desperately to modify it to play discs from other regions. How can I do this? Is it even possible? I'm not afraid to crack 'er open and fiddle with her innards if need be.
     
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    I wish. I'm poor, I simply can't afford to purchase a second player. Thanks for the tip, though.
     
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    Carl,

    Without the PAL to NTSC, you'll never be truly REGION FREE.

    And .... If crackin her open for a mod that doesn't take... A new player will certainly be in order.

    Dugger
     
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    You can buy any of the hackable Daewoos (3000GN, 5000GN and 9000GN) from $99 at Amazon.com. A better choice would be Sampo DVE-611 which I've read that can be found for about $125. Of course, the Malata is the best but above the $200 tag.
     
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    Thanks to all for the replies.
    Jerry, thanks a ton for the info on the Daewoo5700. I know I said I couldn't afford to purchase a new player but (1) I wouldn't have dreamed that a player as good as you say the Daewoo is would set one back only $100 and (2) I just remembered that my folks still owe me a birthday present. [​IMG]
    I think I might spring for the Daewoo after all. Jerry, you say it should be available at Sam's Club? I don't generally like to order things on-line, so it would be awesome if I could just run down the block and pick it up from a store. Also, looking through the pages you linked to, the procedures for Region selection and Macrovision defeating seem relatively simple. I take it you've tried them out for yourself and seen that they work? I consider myself fairly adept at electronics and such, but some of those methods look a little dangerous and I'd hate to risk destroying a brand-new player for something like that.
    Thanks again, guys.
     
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    Okay, one more question…
    I actually have a spare Apex AD-500WM DVD player laying around (long story), and in my search for a region-free player, stumbled upon this page. I don't have a CD burner, but a good friend of mine does. Is the site reliable? Can I follow the procedures listed there without worry? I don't want to permanantly screw up my player.
     
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    Yes Carl, I've tried both procedures and they work like a charm. If you follow the instructions carefully, it's a cinch. [​IMG]
     
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    Okay guys, here's the situation.
    I have the APEX 500WM and like I said above, I'd like the files from this page burned onto a CDR. For reasons I won't bother to bore you with, I can't get my friend to do it for me.
    Would someone out there in HTF land be kind enough to burn a couple of CDRs for me? I'd like one for the regionless settings and another to restore it to the original settings (just in case). The page to which I linked should have all the info you need. And of course, I'd be happy to reimburse you for your troubles and expense.
    Thanks.
     
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    Just remember that the APEX PAL to NTSC conversion is...not perfect

    Yes, those files will work to patch the 500.
     
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    I don't really care about PAL. The speedup bothers me too much, so I wouldn't buy any PAL discs anyway. I'm mainly looking to be able to import some Japanese discs.
     

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