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    Hi
    Just bought a Samsung BD-P2500 Blu-ray DVD player (Region1) and needing an all regions hack (by DVDs from Region 2 & Australia that I'd like to play). Has anyone attempted this with this model? Any luck? Would be keen to get a step by step hack on this player.
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    Most Blu-Ray players cannot be hacked.
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    I understand most other Samsung BD players have a DVD region hack. If you look under DVD Hacks and search Samsung virtually all but the 2500 has a hack.

    I am yet to buy the 2500 and interested if anyone has tried the hacks used on other Samsung BD (P1500 & P1000) players on the 2500? Hacks for these players seem to be the same so I would assume Samsung doesn't change the code between players. Unless the 2500 is radically different in design and Samsung has changed the coding.

    The same hack can be found at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000013623

    Let me know if the other hacks work on the 2500.

    Saludos.....
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  4. The hack listed under the DVD hacks for this Philips BDP2500 work fine. I was a bit taken back by the fact that I did not see anything on the screen while performing the hack, but I do confirm that it works fine for the DVD (I have not tried Region A Blu Rays). Now, how about firmware updates, will these render my blu ray region 2 locked again? Will the code remain or do I have to enter it again?

    I've read that on some machines, upgrading firmware sometimes rends the DVD hack useless and you're stuck back to the original region where you purchased the machine.

    I'm thinking about performing the AVATAR firmware update :
    bdp2500_12_fus_fra.zip Version : V1015.1, Fichier .zip, 20.70 MB, Date de publication: 2010-04-28
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    Actually...
    MOST Samsung DVD and BluRay players CANNOT be unlocked. In fact, the ONLY BluRay players sold in North America that I know that can be made region free are the Oppo (you'll have to search on the internet to find the hack - you have to replace the firmware) and Momitsu (the hack will be done for you by the seller).

    The DVD region hack may or may not work. Usually it only works on models sold outside of the USA and Canada.
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  6. nounours75, I understand that you can read dvd from all regions on your samsung bd p2500 and I would like to do the same on mine. What hack are you talking about in your previous thread ?

    Thank you for your explanation
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  7. To find the hack under the menu on the left side of your screen under DVD Hacks, search for "Philips BDP2500". You'll find the code. Just so you know I bought my BluRay in France so it was locked to Region 2.

    Please let me know what firmware you are using or if you upgrade your firmware after the hack, if the region free setting still works.

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    Originally Posted by Aussieprincipessa View Post
    Hi
    Just bought a Samsung BD-P2500 Blu-ray DVD player (Region1) and needing an all regions hack (by DVDs from Region 2 & Australia that I'd like to play). Has anyone attempted this with this model? Any luck? Would be keen to get a step by step hack on this player.
    Thanks!
    There are two parts to the "hack" with these players: the blu-ray part and the DVD part. Do you want to get just the DVD part region-free or the BD as well or only the BD?? In many cases, success in getting the DVD part region-free DOES NOT do the same for the blu-ray portion, which steadfastly remains only either A, B, or C. Blu-ray is a totally different animal with regards to region-free, and those accustomed to the casual remote-control way with which hacks could be applied to DVD in the past are in for a rude shock.
    To illustrate the level of "hacking" required to render the blu-ray portion of such a player region-free, visit sites such as bluraymods.com. You will see that varying degrees of difficulty define the hardware that has to be internally installed in the player. It seems Panasonic and Pioneer can be made DIY blu-ray region-free for those with an average dexterity with a soldering iron and cutter-pliers (installing a PCB bought from bluraymods.com, aber natürlich), but Sony and (!!!) Samsung require professional service so much so that the site progenitors advise you it's better to send them your player for them to do it. Indeed, blu-ray region-free hacking is (currently, and with its robustness, I believe for some more time to come) NOT anywhere near remote-control code-punching or even f/w downloading as it was with DVD. And after everything is done, you might easily have spent as much as or nearly the same as buying two dedicated players, one for A, another for B.
    Here in Saudi Arabia, ALL blu-ray players are blu-ray region B and region-free DVD out of the box. I already had such, a Sony BDP-S370. Instead of wringing the region-free genie, since player prices have come down somewhat, I just bought another one BDP-S470 in the USA (of course it is unrepentantly BD region A and DVD region 1 ONLY) instead of having to fork any $$ to bluraymods.com and others of its ilk to have just one player that does all.
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