Region free dvd players - need advice

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  1. peter_i

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    A friend of mine has just come here to visit from Brazil and he was interested in buying a region free dvd player. Can anyone recommend a good one available here in Canada, preferably Toronto? If not, than any recommendations would help.
    thanks!
     
  2. Mark_Sk

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    The Malata is generally recognized as the best as it does PAL/NTSC conversion. It is available in Canada from on-line stores (Next Bith Thing Electronics have them)

    I get my Malata 520 this week hopefully as I have a lot of PAL discs from UK and Australia.
     
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    Ah yeah, forgot that Brazil is not normal PAL! Would have to check about conversion of discs from there.

    Unless you have multi-standard TV and then you would just need any M/R DVD player of which there is a larger variety.
     
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    Brazil is PAL-M. I'm pretty sure - but not 100% - that the Malata 520 will handle this.
     
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    All SECAM territories have PAL DVD players
     
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    Apex 1100W (those WalMart specials for Cdn$129/US$80) can be made multiregion with anti-RCE. Make sure you buy the 1Mb version of the unit, burn the hack firmware (easily obtainable, but I won't post a link). It outputs PAL and NTSC but NO conversion.
     
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    I don't have a multisystem TV nor PAL disc, but there are two versions of this DVD player that I know of. One version you need to go to the menu and change the TV type (PAL/NTSC) and the version I own has auto select (PAL DVD will automatically output PAL, NTSC will automatically output NTSC without the need for switching)
     
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