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Old Mar 9th 2012, 6:17 pm
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a DVD player that will play UK DVD's? The cheaper the better The TV is fine with PAL and our PS3 will play any Blu-ray's it just now won't play region 2 DVD's since Mark converted to work in the US

Mark is normally the one that sorts this stuff out but he is snowed under with work so I thought I would

Thanks

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P.S. I am happy to buy online if needed.
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You could grab this from Walmart for $39:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Philips-DV...layer/15032474

The hack to make it region free is available on the web:

http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks?dv...&Search=Search
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Old Mar 9th 2012, 6:31 pm
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Super thanks

Will that work with PAL DVD's?? Or does it make no difference with the actual player just the TV?
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Will that work with PAL DVD's?? Or does it make no difference with the actual player just the TV?
Yes. It will work.
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Yes. It will work.
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Cool. If you buy it can you let me know if the hack still works?

I got a similar Phillips one (cheap from Walmart) a good while back. With the hack it plays UK DVD's fine.

I wouldn't mind getting another one whilst I can. Looking around - the newer ones seem to be harder to turn into multi-region.

Anyone else got any others that you can currently buy - and you know can be made multi-region?
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I have a bought a lot of my stuff from:

http://www.220-electronics.com/specials.htm
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I have a bought a lot of my stuff from:

http://www.220-electronics.com/specials.htm
Nice one. I can actually go to that place sometime as well.
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We got a couple of Phillips DVP5990 units a few years back and they were easily hackable. At the time Costco and Best Buy carried them. However, on one the HDMI connection went bad (though regular wires still work) and the other has developed an intermittent fault when playing ANY DVD where it just stops playing (but resumes easily enough, at the same spot)...so not sure I can recommend them to others.
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We got this from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details and it works perfectly.
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We got a couple of Phillips DVP5990 units a few years back and they were easily hackable. At the time Costco and Best Buy carried them. However, on one the HDMI connection went bad (though regular wires still work) and the other has developed an intermittent fault when playing ANY DVD where it just stops playing (but resumes easily enough, at the same spot)...so not sure I can recommend them to others.
Try the HDMI connection again. I had this happen and after using it will 'normal' cables for a while I tried it again and it worked. Seriously - I'm not making this up!

It's worked fine with HDMI ever since.
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...the other has developed an intermittent fault when playing ANY DVD where it just stops playing (but resumes easily enough, at the same spot)...so not sure I can recommend them to others.
Could be dirt on the laser lens?

Our DVD player is donkeys old, had similar thing start to happen so I took it apart and alcohol on a cotton bud, wiped the lens, which got quite minging. It's been working a treat ever since.
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Thanks! We'll give that a shot. I've been running a lot of library discs through it lately, which probably aren't the cleanest of media.
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Yes. It will work.
Great, I needed one too. Thanks.
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Had been looking to buy a DVD for UK stuff so this thread was great timing! Have ordered it from Walmart, will report back on if the hacking still works!!
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