Region free players more difficult to buy?

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  1. Nick Garlick

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    I live in Europe and was just about to buy the Denon 2910 when the salesman told me that it wasn't region-free. (About 70% of my DVDs are Region 1.) He then went on to say that manufacturers are now deliberately avoiding this as an option (my old Denon from 1999 came with a region free remote control hack described in a separate sheet of paper in the box).

    Have I missed the boat on this? Is it already another thread elsewhere? Apologies if I'm digging up an old topic, but could anybody out there enlighten me?
     
  2. Christina-K

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    We bought a chipped remote which unlocked our player. Had we realised about different regions PAL/NTSC etc with DVD's, we would have probably bought a region free player but ours is fine now.
     
  3. Nick Garlick

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    Thanks for the reply but... chipped remote? Afraid this is a new one on me. How would I get hold of one?
     
  4. Christina-K

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    We got ours from dvdcodes.net
     
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    You may know about this site, but Video Help lists whether a player is unlockable or not and usually how to do it.

    Also, from a sidebar link on DVD Beaver: Multi-region players at Amazon UK.
     
  6. Nick Garlick

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    Again, thanks for the posts. I've found something that might help on Video Help - although it looks a little technical. Christina: I found dvdcodes. Is your player a Denon 2910?
     
  7. Christina-K

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    No, a Panasonic SA HT 500.
     

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