Multi-region players

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bryan Tuck, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. Bryan Tuck

    Bryan Tuck Screenwriter

    Jan 16, 2002
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    Bryan Tuck
    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

    Dec 4, 1999
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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)
    Hong Kong (R3)
    UK (R2)
    (There isa better one, but I don't buy much from the UK)
    Australia (R4)
  3. JerryW

    JerryW Supporting Actor

    Feb 7, 2001
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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:
    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.

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