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Postby Seibertron » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:03 am

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PrimulArchangel wrote:COBY makes a region free dvd player that is sold at CVS for 30$ and it plays VCDS which was a first for me cause i could never find a player that would play my VCDS lol.. And aren't all dvd players in computers region free as well ?


No, they are definitely not. You can switch the region of your computer a few times. But after 5 times on Windows XP, you can't switch back any more.

I'm also not talking about players that play VCDs (though mine will do that as well). We're talking about players that will actually play DVDs from other countries.
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Entire Series Boxed Set

Postby chcoppoc » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:29 am

Here is a link to the entire G1 series plus the movie boxed set. It is the Chinese distribution but I have watched every episode perfectly on my Wal-Mart $25 Magnavox DVD player. The one downside is that by default the audio is not in english so you must select English on your DVD remote, but it works fine after that. Very affordable too!

http://www.amazon.com/TRANSFORMERS-Gene ... 028&sr=8-1

Not sure if anyone else mentioned that.
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Postby Exdominus » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:39 am

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there a way to do this with a xbox 1?
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Postby Xion » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:24 am

As all i know in Luxembourg it's legal to sell Multyregional DVD player I got mine in a HiFi from Pioneer and I will wait also when we get Multyregional Bluray player and when they are much cheaper.
I know that it's illegal in Germany and in Belgium so I just say viva Luxembourg. 8)
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Postby Black Bumblebee » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:39 am

Hmmm... looks like I'll have to get a new DVD player... my cheapy Magnavox MDS115 doesn't seem to have a hack :(

I'm happy with the TF eps I've got... but I would like to get some of the UK Doctor Who DVDs to work :-)
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Postby shoelessrm » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:26 am

Can anyone shed some light on the RCE (Regional Code Enhancing) which is a new system developed by the MPAA which prevents consumers with region free DVD players from watching Region 1 DVDs and does this affect the Philips DVP642 DivX-Certified Progressive-Scan DVD Player?
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Postby Optimist_Prime » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:33 am

Isn't this DVD player a Region Free player and will play PAL region 4 DVDs
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Postby ZoneDaiatlas » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:52 am

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Rex Necros wrote:there a way to do this with a xbox 1?

On the Xbox if you have a "Gameshark" and load the gameshark on the Xbox. There is an option where you can change the region code settings to watch any region movies without actually changing the settings on your hardware. You can also watch DVD+-R or DVD DL +- movies on the Xbox if you using software like Nero or DVD shrink...
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Postby Gutter Bunny » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:39 am

ZoneDaiatlas wrote:
Rex Necros wrote:there a way to do this with a xbox 1?

On the Xbox if you have a "Gameshark" and load the gameshark on the Xbox. There is an option where you can change the region code settings to watch any region movies without actually changing the settings on your hardware. You can also watch DVD+-R or DVD DL +- movies on the Xbox if you using software like Nero or DVD shrink...


this also works on the ps2, although they may require specific versions of the "hack" program. Dunno, its been a long time since i've had to watch a dvd froma different region
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Postby microclone » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:44 pm

you can get reasonably priced players that play any disc and will convert the signal to NTSC if the disc is PAL (for those in the USA). also multi voltage so if you do move oversea you can take it with you.

eg the yamaha dvd S657s, I think technically its made for region 3 but will play anything. They are about $200 but the picture and audio are better than a $40 player. AS far as i know this model and others come like this from the factories, no hack needed. remember though you need to buy the import not the domestic version (that i assume doesnt play everything)
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:56 pm

This is an awesome PSA!

The more you know and all!

Also, on average All region DVD players with PAL are often cheaper than non-coded DVD players. Go Figure!

So go buy on, get on ebay and see that you can get an actual factory import of just about any anime for pennies on the dollar compared to US retail!
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:00 pm

Seibertron wrote:Cyberhomes are very notorious for being easy to hack so they can be region free. I've heard questionable things are the quality of Cyberhome DVD players so I don't recommend them though I do have a lot of friends that have them. It's mostly been online reviews that I've read about the shady quality of Cyberhomes. However, my friends all seem to say that the Cyberhomes work just fine.


I have a CyberHome(I got it for the name, it was to close not to), and I gotta say it beats the hell out of both my Magnavox and Sony palyers. It did so well, that I gave my brother my Sony player and just tossed out my Magnavox, and got 3 more.

On sale, these average $24.99, cheaper than most bots, and easier to exchange if it does turn sour!
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Postby Bouncy X » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:39 pm

hey...that phillips is the exact player model i have, for both of em...who knew it could do this....lol
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Postby Heavy B » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:54 pm

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Postby Optimist_Prime » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:15 pm

ZoneDaiatlas wrote:
Rex Necros wrote:there a way to do this with a xbox 1?

On the Xbox if you have a "Gameshark" and load the gameshark on the Xbox. There is an option where you can change the region code settings to watch any region movies without actually changing the settings on your hardware. You can also watch DVD+-R or DVD DL +- movies on the Xbox if you using software like Nero or DVD shrink...

Oh... so does the game shark change the region for the PS2 as well? It's what I have.
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Postby dragons » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:12 am

i dont have that problem only probem i have is searching for us site to get these region dvds its problem for me to buy overseas but here is program i sue and continue to use today its great progrma plays all types region dvds, vcds, and other types of movie discks on your computer

http://www.videolan.org/


this program here im not to sure about never heard of it or used it before

http://www.dvdunlocker.com/movies/
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Postby Jedi Kermit » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:13 pm

Optimist_Prime wrote:
ZoneDaiatlas wrote:
Rex Necros wrote:there a way to do this with a xbox 1?

On the Xbox if you have a "Gameshark" and load the gameshark on the Xbox. There is an option where you can change the region code settings to watch any region movies without actually changing the settings on your hardware. You can also watch DVD+-R or DVD DL +- movies on the Xbox if you using software like Nero or DVD shrink...

Oh... so does the game shark change the region for the PS2 as well? It's what I have.


It may be able to change the region but not the format. American PS2s can only display a NTSC signal.
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Postby Optimist_Prime » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:27 am

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Rex Necros wrote:there a way to do this with a xbox 1?

On the Xbox if you have a "Gameshark" and load the gameshark on the Xbox. There is an option where you can change the region code settings to watch any region movies without actually changing the settings on your hardware. You can also watch DVD+-R or DVD DL +- movies on the Xbox if you using software like Nero or DVD shrink...

Oh... so does the game shark change the region for the PS2 as well? It's what I have.


It may be able to change the region but not the format. American PS2s can only display a NTSC signal.

That sucks, well this phillips player sounds like the way to go. Thanks for every ones help in this thread.
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Postby YouFearGalvatron » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:07 pm

Easy for me, I bought a Toshiba notebook...region-free, baby!
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Postby OTAGO » Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:37 am

brought my pioneer dvd player years ago when dvds were just starting up....region free from factory.
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Postby lightsyder » Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:52 pm

so, if your dvd player is region free (either by hack or design) do you need anything for the dvd's to look right on your tv? I've never tried this but I have heard that foreign dvds and tapes don't look right on american tvs. just wondering before I go out and get a player and the uk sets...
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Postby Dead Metal » Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:13 pm

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Postby YouFearGalvatron » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:36 pm

Dead Metal wrote:I hered that PC acepet any region is that true?


Not so buddy.

My last laptop, a Compaq, as aweome as it was, made you CHOSE which region you would play, and ONLT THAT region. You had I think 4 back-and-forths before the compter LOCKED your region in permenantly.

My Toshiba has a Matsushita drive, so, so far, it reads Japanese DVDs just fine. I don't know about anything other than regions 1 and 2. Those are the only films I care to see...
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Postby Dead Metal » Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:12 am

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Dead Metal wrote:I hered that PC acepet any region is that true?


Not so buddy.

My last laptop, a Compaq, as aweome as it was, made you CHOSE which region you would play, and ONLT THAT region. You had I think 4 back-and-forths before the compter LOCKED your region in permenantly.

My Toshiba has a Matsushita drive, so, so far, it reads Japanese DVDs just fine. I don't know about anything other than regions 1 and 2. Those are the only films I care to see...

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