I am looking for a Blu-Ray player that is also capable of playing DVDs from an region. Can you all recommend one to me.
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Philips Blu ray players (when they used to make them) were good at that...
I just joined this website, but it is not new to me. Years ago (about 8 yrs.) I bought a Philips TV & Blu Ray player. The TV just calved, and the Blu ray was acting flaky the other day. It has since improved. When I first got it, I used the Region-free fix listed here, and it has worked very well on DVDs.
My question is this: Are there any normal Blu Ray players for sale these days that are easier to consistently modify for region-free use than others?
I ask this question in case my Philips finally dies. I know there are already converted players out there, bu they are usually twice the price of unconverted ones. Are there players out there that I could pick up and modify, "just like the good ole days"?
I have no desire to steal anything. However, any DVD's I buy are bought legally. Nonetheless, sometimes legitimate buys come up (used DVD's from another region in Value Village, or new DVD's from a distributor in the UK. These are legal disks and we should be able to play them on our home equipment.
Thank you for your input. This website is a valuable service.
Dave from Canada.
It appears that the answer is no. There isn't "any normal Blu Ray players for sale these days that are easier to consistently modify for region-free use than others." And a definite 'no' to Sony, according to many of the comments here.
That being the case, these region-free sellers are doing a valuable service, even though their prices double the cost of unconverted players.
But, it's too bad that there isn't one out there that is easy to convert as my Philips was. (Mind you, that conversion was for region-free dvd playing, not blu-ray disks.)
Dave from Canada.
i think converting to a region free file format is much more convenient than keeping them on dvd. makemkv is a godsend get yourself a nas. i have a hardware converted region free blu-ray player but it hardly ever gets used.--
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