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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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im confused. but i'll give it a try. does "headmasters" come in english dub?
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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

Jedi Kermit wrote:
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.

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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I hered that PC acepet any region is that true?
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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...

F***!
Well, I'll have to keep sercing then.
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Postby MagnusPrimal » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:43 am

Is there a list somewhere of other players that can be made region-free, and what the hacks are, other than the Phillips one?
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Postby iron maniac » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:45 am

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I have a very basic Oritron DVD player I bought from Wal-Mart for maybe $20 and it plays Headmasters, Masterforce, Victory, & Zone with absolutely NO problems at all on my 55" LCD.
All 4 of those DVD sets are region 2 and PAL. It seems I bought a region-free, format-free DVD player without even knowing it! :)
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Postby MagnusPrimal » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:41 pm

iron maniac wrote:I have a very basic Oritron DVD player I bought from Wal-Mart for maybe $20 and it plays Headmasters, Masterforce, Victory, & Zone with absolutely NO problems at all on my 55" LCD.
All 4 of those DVD sets are region 2 and PAL. It seems I bought a region-free, format-free DVD player without even knowing it! :)


What model number is it? I'll happily drop $20 to get a dvd player that will let me watch these!

Also, my dvd player is a Phillips DVD622. Anyone know of any hacks for that one?
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Postby iron maniac » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:49 pm

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MagnusPrimal wrote:What model number is it? I'll happily drop $20 to get a dvd player that will let me watch these!

Also, my dvd player is a Phillips DVD622. Anyone know of any hacks for that one?

I've been looking and I don't see a model number on it. I can take a pic of it.
Its just a small Oritron unit, we bought it at Wal-Mart for my daughter to watch cartoons on because it was cheap. It requires no hacks, it just plays the discs no matter what format or region with no problems. Great little unit.
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Postby iron maniac » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:47 am

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I found the Oritron DVD player online by the picture:
Oritron DVD-100

That pic is exactly what mine looks like.
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It has component video outputs as well as S-Video output. We've had it for almost 4 years and it plays just about ANYTHING without hacks. I have it hooked up to a 55" LCD and Headmasters looks great on it.

It looks like it is hard to find now.
My guess is that the cat must be out of the bag about this unit being so universal as to what DVDs it can play.

Hope this helps.
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Postby spaceduk » Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:53 pm

this has changed my dvd buying habits forever lol. i never had any foreighn transformers DvDs but i thought what the hell ive got a region 1 copy of jeepers creepers that i picked up accidentally at the market lol. so i did the code and it worked cos it jus some cheap nasty dvd player i got from asda (Walmart) i was no longer restricted to buyin dvds from my own region an ive got addicted to buyin stuff from america thru play.com cos i can get stuff b4 it comes out here cheaper and with free delivery too lol. all i can say is Heroes Series 1 and robot chicken r freakin awesome lol random ramble over!
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Postby Sire Hate » Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:51 pm

Optimist_Prime wrote:http://www.world-import.com/dvd.htm?OVRAW=region%20free%20player&OVKEY=region%20free%20player&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=6618804511&OVKWID=38549816511
For those of you who want an easy, and fairly inexpensive way, here are some Region-Free DVD Players


Thanx for the link. I'm going on a buying spree now.
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Postby lightsyder » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:00 pm

Anyone been able to hack a DVD/VCR unit? If so, what make and model do you have? The one I have doesn't seem to have a hack anywhere.
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Postby TRANS+CRAZY » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:26 pm

Hey, I've been looking into buying a Region Free DVD player. Where can I find one? I would really like to be able to watch all these Transformer DVDs like Headmasters and Victory.

*Smacks herself* Of course, and this is after I asked Dad to find me a new DVD player for Christmas, and of all brands I told him to get me a Sony. Hopefully he hasn't gone out to buy one yet, then I can tell him if he can find one that's Region Free.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:07 pm

TRANS+CRAZY wrote:Hey, I've been looking into buying a Region Free DVD player. Where can I find one? I would really like to be able to watch all these Transformer DVDs like Headmasters and Victory.

*Smacks herself* Of course, and this is after I asked Dad to find me a new DVD player for Christmas, and of all brands I told him to get me a Sony. Hopefully he hasn't gone out to buy one yet, then I can tell him if he can find one that's Region Free.


If you get the Madman versions of Headmasters (and Victory and Masterforce when they are released), then you can play them in any DVD player worldwide as they are region free releases.
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