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Old Nov 19th 2005, 6:45 pm
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Question Multi Region DVD Players

I was wondering if anyone knows whether it's possible to buy a Multi Region DVD player here. I can't seem to find one anywhere. My sister sent me a Peter Kay DVD and I REALLY want to watch it! We've tried playing it on a whole lot of DVD players and the only thing it worked in was my friend's Xbox.
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Old Nov 19th 2005, 6:56 pm
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there's loads of threads on the subject...but bascially get a hack online, sorted...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...72282&v=glance

http://www.cobyusa.com/product/prod_...cat=dvd_player

http://www.videohelp.com/
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Old Nov 19th 2005, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by jamjar
I was wondering if anyone knows whether it's possible to buy a Multi Region DVD player here. I can't seem to find one anywhere. My sister sent me a Peter Kay DVD and I REALLY want to watch it! We've tried playing it on a whole lot of DVD players and the only thing it worked in was my friend's Xbox.
There's been a few threads on this subject.
IMHO your best bet is the Phillips DVP-642. It can be made multi-region very easily, and it has no problem playing PAL DVD's. In fact i've just been watching Porridge and Men Behaving Badly on mine, and i'll have the new series of Doctor Who in a week or so.
As a bonus this DVD player also plays most MPG, and AVI files, which means I can download programs like Have I Got News For You, as well as Strictly Come Dancing for the wife, and watch them on the telly.

Hope that helps
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Old Nov 19th 2005, 7:44 pm
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cyberhome do around $30 dvd players which are single region, but can be changed to multiregion by pushing a few buttons on the control, in fact maybe you should check on the internet to see if it is possible with the one you already have. It was with mine.

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Originally Posted by cutina
cyberhome do around $30 dvd players which are single region, but can be changed to multiregion by pushing a few buttons on the control, in fact maybe you should check on the internet to see if it is possible with the one you already have. It was with mine.

good luck
I agree with Cutina, Cyberhome 300 from Best Buy. push menu 1 and 9 on the remote, chose region 0 and it plays any DVD, mine's been great for US DVD's and all the stuff I bought on Amazon.UK and it was around $30.
Talking of Amazon UK I bought some more Ealing DVD's and Alf Garnet for around $5 - $10 this week. Almost the price of a rental
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Originally Posted by cutina
cyberhome do around $30 dvd players which are single region, but can be changed to multiregion by pushing a few buttons on the control, in fact maybe you should check on the internet to see if it is possible with the one you already have. It was with mine.

good luck

Its funny, I was playing with this stuff today I just got some software to help me to back up some dvd's, and I have been toying with getting a multi-region dvd player. I have an old Toshiba SD1810, that I was trying to find a hack for (not sure that I'd know it if I saw it though). Solutions seem to range from buying chips to simple key sequences....
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As someone already posted this IS EASY...

go on-line and look at what players are sold in what stores (bestbuy, compusa, walmart, costco or whatever).

go here http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks and type the model number in.

See if there is a hack.. the cheap ones are often easier then the expensive ones...
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Originally Posted by Chorlton
Its funny, I was playing with this stuff today I just got some software to help me to back up some dvd's, and I have been toying with getting a multi-region dvd player. I have an old Toshiba SD1810, that I was trying to find a hack for (not sure that I'd know it if I saw it though). Solutions seem to range from buying chips to simple key sequences....
some players require a firmware hack, that philips dvp, the old firmware didn't have macro enabled, new one does, so either have to live with macro protection or downgrade the firmware...it's usually not a problem unless you want to record movies to vhs or feed your dvd player through your video player...

some players require a chip hack, but easiest are the remote hacks, if you find it, try it, if it works your sorted and nothing lost..
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Originally Posted by dgsyd1
There's been a few threads on this subject.
IMHO your best bet is the Phillips DVP-642. It can be made multi-region very easily, and it has no problem playing PAL DVD's. In fact i've just been watching Porridge and Men Behaving Badly on mine, and i'll have the new series of Doctor Who in a week or so.
As a bonus this DVD player also plays most MPG, and AVI files, which means I can download programs like Have I Got News For You, as well as Strictly Come Dancing for the wife, and watch them on the telly.

Hope that helps

The Cyberhome 300 series does that too....
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Old Nov 19th 2005, 9:56 pm
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Do we need any special TV to be able to do this?

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Do we need any special TV to be able to do this?

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No, just a $30 DVD player, that's the beauty of it
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Old Nov 19th 2005, 10:12 pm
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Go and buy one... NOW! How can you argue with 30$? I have had no problems with mine at all! cheap DVD player+old 2nd hand tv= suprisingly great!

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Old Nov 19th 2005, 10:47 pm
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Get the Cyberhome 300 for $19.99 here ....it seems

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/reb...&s=electronics
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What about making a laptop multiregion?

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Get the Cyberhome 300 for $19.99 here ....it seems

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/reb...&s=electronics
Good deal Ray! I just ordered one. I cant believe they can profitably make these things in Asia, ship to the US and then distribute within the US for 20 dollars. Shocking. But thanks!
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