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If brandnames don't bother you, this diminutive rebranded box from HMV's well worth a look, especially since some stores have reduced it to £49.99 in the January sale (it's £80 online)
Perhaps most exciting given the price is the fact you can make it multi-region (for both DVDs and Blu-Rays) by entering a simple key combination (it's the same as the F&H one listed here) on the remote control. You can also watch content stored on USB sticks, and compressed formats like .MKV (Matroska) and DivX are supported, making it more versatile than most branded boxes. Plus, as a Profile 2.0 player it supports all the BD-Live features.

It's not all great though; regular firmware (the onboard programming the player runs on) updates are pretty unlikely, which could become an issue down the line.

Taken from Money saving expert

here are some high-res photos of the limit player i've just taken with my 10mp Canon 400d DSLR camera: http://www.sendspace.com/file/woyf8t

photo of the box to look out for in hmv: http://i50.tinypic.com/9l979v.jpg
- hajj_3

coaxial digital output will carry 5.1 and DTS. Choose "Legacy Bitstream" in the audio options on the bluray player, i tried with a 5.1 audio bluray and a dts bluray, my receiver detected them as 5.1 and dts respectively.

This player will play from FAT32 formatted usb pens, NTFS formatted usb pens don't work.
- hajj_3

this plays 720p and 1080p x264 .mkv files with AC3 audio perfectly and sends the 5.1 via coaxial to amp correctly. DTS works perfectly for 720p .mkv files, 1080p with DTS gives jerky audio for me, my amp supports dts, it is detected correctly but is jerky unfortunately.
- hajj_3

http://www.sosmp3.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=48 - official support forum - please try to post actual bugs/issues here so Limit are aware of it. Official Limit website: http://www.limitworld.eu/
- abulkasam

New limit firmware available: http://rs697.rapidshare.com/files/334734579/BD-M100.zip (87.3mb)

improved disc compatibility
adds deep colour support

for more info read all 4 of these threads: http://www.sosmp3.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=48
- hajj_3

"If brand names don't bother you, this diminutive rebranded box from HMV's well worth a look, especially since all stores have reduced it to £49.99 in the January sale (it's £80 online).

Perhaps most exciting given the price is the fact you can make it multi-region (for both DVDs and Blu-Rays) by entering a simple code on the remote control. You can also watch content stored on USB sticks, and compressed formats like .MKV (Matroska) and XviD are supported, DivX isn't supported. This is 1 of the most versatile boxes you can get. Plus, as a Profile 2.0 player it supports all the BD-Live features.

here are some high-res photos of the limit player i've just taken with my 10mp Canon 400d DSLR camera: http://www.sendspace.com/file/woyf8t

photo of the box to look out for in hmv: http://i50.tinypic.com/9l979v.jpg

Coaxial digital output will carry 5.1 and DTS. Choose "Legacy Bitstream" in the audio options on the bluray player, i tried with a 5.1 audio bluray and a dts bluray, my receiver detected them as 5.1 and dts respectively.

This player will play from FAT32 formatted usb pens, NTFS formatted usb pens don't work. This will play .mkv files upto 2gb, any larger and they will need to be split with mkvtoolnix: http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkv....0.0-setup.exe

This plays 720p and 1080p x264 .mkv files with AC3 and DTS audio perfectly and sends the 5.1 via coaxial to amp correctly.

http://www.sosmp3.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=48 - official support forum - please try to post actual bugs/issues here so Limit are aware of it. Official Limit website: http://www.limitworld.eu/

New limit firmware available, instructions are in a .pdf file inside the .rar, you need a usb pen and a blank cd-r: http://www.sendspace.com/file/9rijmm (44mb)

The 14/01/2010 firmware adds:

improved disc compatibility
adds deep colour support
fixes DTS stuttering audio
POSSIBLY fixes copied bluray BD-R discs and BD-9 discs.
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#1
http://www3.hmv.co.uk/hmv/Large_Images/SSGAMES/1102876_01.JPG

Limit BD-M100 Blu-ray player
The BD-M100 provides great play-back and stunning visuals for an entry level Blu-Ray player. Equipped with high-specs, and great output/inputs, the BD-M100 player is perfect for fist time users who want to experience Blu-Ray technology. Installed with BD Live ready, and Ethernet Connection -access extra features on selected/compatible Blu-Ray movies.

# Specifications:
# Blu-ray playback at content native HD resolution of 1080p/1080i/720p
# BD Profile 2.0, BD Live ready
# HDMI version 1.3 output
# Component video output
# Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® True HD, DTS®-HD, BD-Java BD/DVD/MPEG4/VCD/CD/MP3/WMA/JPEG Playback
# USB 2.0
# 2.0 audio output
# Coaxial digital audio output
# Ethernet Connection
#2
Add store names that have reduced it(be suprised if not all)

Yeovil
Dundee
#3
******! Bought this yesterday from the Cambridge branch reduced to £79.99!!! Better not be true!!
#4
Can it read from a NTFS USB hard drive? i.e. files over 4 gig. Also can it read H264 video files from a Fat32 USB hard drive?
#5
Looking at the moneysavingexpert site there is not a mention from anyone having bought it for £49.99, very odd!
#6
Was on sale for £79 yesterday in store (Walton-on-Thames)
#7
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/cheap-blu-ray

to unlock this player to play all regions follow these instructions:

1.power up the player

2.open the disc tray

3.enter the code 9735X using the remote ( X being the region you want to play e.g for region A enter 97351, 1=region A and 2= region B)

4. press enter
#8
I think that should be 973501 and 973502 for Region A and Region B. The 1 or 2 being A or B and the '0' being the code for the DVD multiregion.
#9
at this price i am tempted. but the thing that puts me of a little is that in some of the other threads it says that it wont play the newest films and that firmware updates to address these issues dont exist.

and i think these play the mkv files.
#10
Same Mansfield branch £79.99 I Wont vote till Photo. :thumbsup:
#11
you do realise that this probably means multi region on dvd only, and not Blu Ray... since multi region on blu ray usually requires a hardware upgrade.... just a thought before rushing out..... think I will stick with the sony which I already have made multi region.....

and if you manage to get it multi region on blu ray then buy 20 and start flogging them on flea bay or here....

as they say proof is in the pudding....

and since a my HMV as them in at full price if you can make it multi region I would have two for family...lol
#12
cdm22
I think that should be 973501 and 973502 for Region A and Region B. The 1 or 2 being A or B and the '0' being the code for the DVD multiregion.


Oh, and also i read that the tray should be closed and empty!!
#13
wolverine2031
you do realise that this probably means multi region on dvd only, and not Blu Ray... since multi region on blu ray usually requires a hardware upgrade.... just a thought before rushing out..... think I will stick with the sony which I already have made multi region.....

and if you manage to get it multi region on blu ray then buy 20 and start flogging them on flea bay or here....

as they say proof is in the pudding....

and since a my HMV as them in at full price if you can make it multi region I would have two for family...lol



It is multiregion for blu-ray too with the codes.
#14
wolverine2031
you do realise that this probably means multi region on dvd only, and not Blu Ray... since multi region on blu ray usually requires a hardware upgrade.... just a thought before rushing out..... think I will stick with the sony which I already have made multi region.....

and if you manage to get it multi region on blu ray then buy 20 and start flogging them on flea bay or here....

as they say proof is in the pudding....

and since a my HMV as them in at full price if you can make it multi region I would have two for family...lol


I brought a Curtis player from Dixons last year and that was multi region for both dvd and blu-rays.
Type in the code and presto you have a region free player
#15
wolverine2031
you do realise that this probably means multi region on dvd only, and not Blu Ray... since multi region on blu ray usually requires a hardware upgrade.... just a thought before rushing out..... think I will stick with the sony which I already have made multi region.....

and if you manage to get it multi region on blu ray then buy 20 and start flogging them on flea bay or here....

as they say proof is in the pudding....

and since a my HMV as them in at full price if you can make it multi region I would have two for family...lol


Agree. This is going to get really HOT if it can be made multi region for BLU-RAY and not just dvd. I made my BD player multi region using remote but multi region for blu ray needs hardware upgrade. (A chip needs to be fixed).
#16
Not sure on this
1 Like #17
I have this machine and this is multi region for blu-ray, you have to use the hand set codes everytime you wish to change the blu-ray region but not for DVD regions
1 Like #18
hmmmmm thats coz they already have the multi region software but before selling to the uk they lock it.

So yes you and I were both right..... please re-read info before trying to correct me...

also worth noting.....
from another reputable site I found this...

Pros: This player has more features and is more versatile than players costing hundreds of dollars more. It can play DVD and Blue Ray dics from any region with a remote code that can be found on the internet. It has a built in PAL, NTSC convertor as well. I upgraded to this player from the Oppo DV-981HD. The DVD picture quality is the same or better. The Blue Ray picture quality is amazing.

Cons: noisy disc loading, clumsy menu navigation, poor documention, short power cord, lack of legacy inputs.

by the way I will post the codes in pm if people have a problem with this since its the same as the....
codes as the Foehn & Hirsch and the Momitsu BDP-799

just wish our HMV did then ...... so if you can put up with the limited inputs then a good buy if you ask me...

:)

oh not sure if its already been mentioned switching it off resets the multi region code on blu ray only,
so keep the region code at hand as you will need it if you switch it off over night.

put it in standby and you should be ok....
#19
i was only at my local bristol branch today and it was marked at 79:99 so proof of this 49:99 would be nice.
#20
100% £49.99 in Yeovil. As for proof, go and see yourself.
#21
Bought from Canterbury HMV today for £49.99
#22
£79.99 in Oxford St London
#23
Yep just bought one from the Telford branch for £49.99 - staff had just marked them down this afternoon (I actually asked about this as I couldn't see them at first - stacked next to the checkout queue). About 5 left on display after mine...
#24
******! bought mine three days ago. I'm assuming I can just go back and they'll refund me the difference?
#25
just if people are confused--

973501 is Region free DVD and playback of Region A Blu-rays
973502 is Region Free and playback of Region B Blu-rays
973503 is Region Free and playback of Region C Blu-rays

and it was previously sold by Aldi under another name, I used to work in the tv and sat field,
and have been told by a colleague this is a cheap and good deal, but beware as a firmware upgrade
may mean the codes dont work afterwards.

Must say if you can get one I would buy two....lol... then its a cheap alternative even if it breaks!!

Just needs the snow and ice to melt before this becomes super hot I guess, shame it resets the code
after switch off... probably after two or three switch off the codes will never be forgotten any ways :)
#26
MKV support!

So tempted...
#27
jads
******! bought mine three days ago. I'm assuming I can just go back and they'll refund me the difference?


wish you all the best on getting the refund.... if it works let us know... :thumbsup:
#28
Just rang HMV Harrow - they are selling for £49.99 (6 in store)
#29
MKV is limited to 4GB file size / FAT32 ?
#30
wolverine2031
just if people are confused--

973501 is Region free DVD and playback of Region A Blu-rays
973502 is Region Free and playback of Region B Blu-rays
973503 is Region Free and playback of Region C Blu-rays

and it was previously sold by Aldi under another name, I used to work in the tv and sat field,
and have been told by a colleague this is a cheap and good deal, but beware as a firmware upgrade
may mean the codes dont work afterwards.

Must say if you can get one I would buy two....lol... then its a cheap alternative even if it breaks!!

Just needs the snow and ice to melt before this becomes super hot I guess, shame it resets the code
after switch off... probably after two or three switch off the codes will never be forgotten any ways :)


Do you know if this dvd player would work in the States hooked up to a U.S. TV? (I know it would need a power converter).
#31
Can someone please post the reciept as my local can't find on the system so need proof etc thanks
#32
can it play avi movies from a memory stick in the usb slot
#33
Me too. I bought one of the Logik machines from Currys a month or so back so I don't know how I could justify buying another (to the missus anyway). HMV Boucher is only 5 minutes away as well.
#34
if any one is interested a full review is here at test freaks....

http://www.testfreaks.com/dvd-players-recorders/momitsu-bdp-799/

http://www.xpcgear.com/monitsu-bdp-799-blu-ray.html


good luck :)
#35
zerowing
Can someone please post the reciept as my local can't find on the system so need proof etc thanks


get your local to ring one of the other branches...........lol......

common sense is a virtue only some reps at the stores just don't have...lol
#36
what's the PQ quality like?
It may be cheap but if the quality is poor then surely no point in having a blu-ray player
#37
My local branch (Basildon) had these for sale at £49.99 today - they got marked down this morning so bargain!!
#38
zerowing
Can someone please post the reciept as my local can't find on the system so need proof etc thanks

Odd, if they cant find it on their system and i assume they dont have stock then you wont be getting it anyhow will you? Or do they have stcok?
#39
Confirmed as £49.99 at Cheshire Oaks too :)
Well spotted OP! :thumbsup:
#40
Has anyone done a 'chip' upgrade on BD player to make it multi region for blu-ray?

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