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    Hi I was just wondering if anyone knew where I could find information on if the blu ray player I want is region free? Thank you

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    No BR player is region free.
    Some can be made DVD region free with either a code or a firmware flash. None can be user hacked to the BR region free.
    The only option for BR is a chip mod and they are very expensive (unless you are an expert at soldering on to surface mount components).

    You could try asking at [url]www.avforums.com[/url] :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    The player in mention is a Samsung HT-BD7200

    steve1221;5820291

    No BR player is region free.Some can be made DVD region free with either … No BR player is region free.Some can be made DVD region free with either a code or a firmware flash. None can be user hacked to the BR region free.The only option for BR is a chip mod and they are very expensive (unless you are an expert at soldering on to surface mount components).



    mine can. thought other could be too.

    Original Poster

    what have you got?

    Indeed, which machine do you have ?? I've been trying to find a region free BR for over a year. . .

    lg bh200 although that isnt' a current model. not sure if the more up to date ones are region free.

    edit, panasonic ones here are too, movietyme.com/cat…395

    I've found it on Avsforums...
    It seems to be saying that you have to manually change the region for each disc? Is that right ?

    for the one i have. kind of, you only have to change the region when you come across a region locked bluray disc. you keep it at what it's set at for as long as you need to. i rarely change it and it only take a few seconds to do so.

    Its truly amazing what you find out on here !

    Thanks, I'll take a look at the LG's (and it's not even my thread !!!).

    good luck, not sure how easy they are to find and they aren't the cheapest. maybe try the panasonics i linked up above.

    Yeah, your model isn't available any more. The current LG, the LG HR400, isn't hackable as far as I can see...

    On to the Panasonics then. . .

    check avforums, i'm sure there's others too but i cant think of them.
    oh, just had a quick look, momistu and samsung apparently do them, oppo may as well. not sure what's available in the uk though and they may be expensive.

    also, check out a, Curtis DVD1100

    Original Poster

    Ok another question now. Can you play region 1 dvds on blu rays?

    Original Poster

    Will a ps3 do the job of playing region 1 and blu rays from america?

    ateague619;5822497

    Ok another question now. Can you play region 1 dvds on blu rays?



    You can on the Sony BDP-S350 using a remote control hack.

    ateague619;5822546

    Will a ps3 do the job of playing region 1 and blu rays from america?



    Only if you buy an American PS3

    ateague619;5822546

    Will a ps3 do the job of playing region 1 and blu rays from america?



    it'll play region free US blurays.

    kj23;5822962

    it'll play region free US blurays.



    As will any Blu Ray player :thumbsup:
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