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Old Aug 21st 2010, 3:05 pm
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Hey All,
Im a USC currently living in England but my husband (UKC) and I will be moving back Stateside soon. We have so many DVDs that I would be sad to get rid of and was hoping that it would be possible to get our hands on a multi-regional dvd player when we do move back. Has anyone bought one....and if so-where did you get it?!?!
Thanks for the help!!

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Old Aug 21st 2010, 3:31 pm
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Get a cheapy from walmart and find a hack for it.

or you could get something from this website http://www.220-electronics.com/

I got a pioneer from there, will play literally any DVD and has a USB port with DivX so I can download Brit tv shows and plug a flash drive into it and watch the shows right on tv.
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Default Re: Multi-Regional DVD player to play UK DVDs??

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Get a cheapy from walmart and find a hack for it.

or you could get something from this website http://www.220-electronics.com/

I got a pioneer from there, will play literally any DVD and has a USB port with DivX so I can download Brit tv shows and plug a flash drive into it and watch the shows right on tv.
This sounds brilliant -- we currently plug my laptop into the telly to watch British stuff. But I like the idea of just plugging a flashdrive into the DVD player. Is it this one?:

http://www.220-electronics.com/dvd/pioneer400.htm

Thanks for the tip.
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This sounds brilliant -- we currently plug my laptop into the telly to watch British stuff. But I like the idea of just plugging a flashdrive into the DVD player. Is it this one?:

http://www.220-electronics.com/dvd/pioneer400.htm

Thanks for the tip.
Yep looks like the one my neighbour has (they are Anglophiles and love Top Gear) it is the updated version of mine. They use a USB powered external Hard Drive instead of a flash drive so it allows them to put way more hours of TV on in one go.

They had a cheap one in Walmart that allowed you to do the same thing. Reason I didn't buy it is because that one from 220-electronics was already chipped to be code free and region free for DVD playback. Depending on the coding on the DVD though the conversion isn't that great for the synchronising of the sound and audio but it's usually older and cheaper British DVD's. Newer ones are fine.

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i got one online in the uk for 20 pound. it was about 5 years ago and worked fine until i threw it out when i left.
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Get a Cyber-Home DVD player (from Wal-Mart or similar) - inexpensive, easily available, easy to hack, and last a long time.
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http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks Find a player that's on that site, hack, sorted.

Can get a decent Philips player from Walmart/Target etc for about $30-45
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got our multi region for about $60 from amazon.com
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I have a nice Phillips cost $50 from Amazon this came supplied with instructions to make it region free, I also have a cheapo $15 (colby) that I was able to make region free.
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