Multi-region players

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  1. Bryan Tuck

    Bryan Tuck Screenwriter

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    I was wondering if anyone could tell me where to find good multi-region DVD players, and how much they usually cost. I've heard that some of the lower-end Apex players will play all regions, but what are some of the others out there?

    Also, where is a good place to get R2, R3, & R4 imports in the States, and what do they normally cost?

    Thanks for any help anyone can give.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    OK, do you want a good player, or do you want a cheap player [​IMG]
    A cheap one that you can download a crack file for will run around $100, but it's not a good player
    A GOOD player like that JVC (forget model #) or the Malata N996 runs $250-300, but opens the entire world to you with high quality conversion chips and hardware.
    Virtually no store sells non-anime/ Hong Kong import DVDs in the US. The best and cheapest places
    Japanese (R2)
    http://www.cdjapan.co.jp
    Hong Kong (R3)
    http://www.dddhouse.com
    UK (R2)
    http://www.blackstar.co.uk
    (There isa better one, but I don't buy much from the UK)
    Australia (R4)
    http://www.ozdvdwhs.com
     
  3. JerryW

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    A good interlaced player that excels at playing RCE discs and PAL>NTSC conversion is the Daewoo DVD-5700. You can get it for $99 at Sam's Club. I've had it for a week now and it IS a good player. See my review of it here: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=51354
    BTW, it doesn't require a firmware hack to become region-free, just a few keystrokes of the remote.
    Also, for R4 discs, these guys are great.
    http://www.ezydvd.com.au/
     

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