region-free player? (help a newbie!)

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  1. KevinMB

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    Well, recently after trying a hack a found online, my Panasonic DVD A110 went on the fritz (the onscreen commands don't show up... and when using various commands it causes problems in the audio and video).

    anyways, I decided that even though i'm gonna still try to fix this one, it's time to get a new player. A friend of mine pointed me to this place and told me that you guys were pretty knowledgable on the subject... so, basically I'm looking for a player that is region free (or on easily hackable) that also does Pal->NTSC, so i don't have to buy a converter. Price doesn't really matter, but I'd like to get something that's dependable at the most reasonable price available.


    I thank you in advance!
     
  2. AlexBC

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    Kevin,

    if price is not a big concern and you´re looking for a region-free PAl-NTSC player, then I would suggest this Denon player, as far as I know it's the best out there .

    http://denon.jp/asia/PRODUCTS/homepro/DVDA1.html

    then click the PDF file for full detail.

    In addition, all pioneer players are easily hackable and most denon players can be hacked by firmware change (a simple, but sort of risky procedure).

    Here is a link to a previous thread where this subject was discussed

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=164135
     
  3. KevinMB

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    thanks for that!

    i'm still not sure what i'm gonna go for... I hear good things about the Philip 727. That one has a remote hack, right?
     
  4. Jim Blackie

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    KevinMB-

    I've got the Philips and couldn't be happier. Be aware that the machine's use of on-screen icons for pause, multi-angle, etc. has a lot of folks up in arms. It doesn't bother me at all at this time. Here's some info with MANY messages.
    http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=316570
     
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    Does that Pioneer exhibit the chroma bug or combing on video?
     
  7. Jeff_HR

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    JVB Digital!! This is where I purchased my multi-regional JVC DVD player that does PAL-to-NTSC conversion.
     
  8. Jim Blackie

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    Wonder what Kevin decided on???
     
  9. KevinMB

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    i just ordered the Philips 727 from Amazon.com and placed an order from Amazon.co.uk also, so that I'll have some discs to test out on it.
     
  10. Jim Blackie

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    Atta Boy, KevinMB! Smart guy. (Or, like me, cheap and smart)

    Good luck.
     
  11. KevinMB

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    heh, yea. There were a few players that I prefered, but with such a low price, I couldn't pass up the 727.

    I also made my first purchase from amazon.co.uk:

    Predator 2 disc spec. edition
    But I'm a Cheerleader (longer cut, but slightly cropped)
    Sleepless (unlike the R1, this one's not fullframe!)
    Ring 2
    Ring 0: Birthday
     

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