All-Region DVD and Blu-ray Player Advice

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DeprongMori
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Re: All-Region DVD and Blu-ray Player Advice

#1226 Post by DeprongMori » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:16 pm

One other possibility: The timeline on a disk may be messing you up. I once inserted a Region B disc while booted in Region A mode, and got the expected "Wrong Region" screen. However, I kept ending up on that screen even after rebooting into Region B as the player had memory of where the "playing of the disc" had left off (i.e., the "wrong region" screen.) Unplugging the player entirely cleared the memory, and everything was fine after that.

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#1227 Post by fdm » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:29 pm

With Oppos, there is an auto-resume setting that causes that same type of thing to happen. To avoid region switchover problems, best to have that setting turned off. Maybe the LG has some similar setting.

Oh by the way, why don't you just have Bombay Electronics send you a set of instructions for using their mod? (You bought and paid for it, right Minkin?)

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#1228 Post by Telstar » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:08 pm

After many years of performing flawlessly my Seiki has begun to fail (won't recognize dvds much of the time now), so I'm looking for a decent replacement for under $200. I'm thinking of using up some amazon credit for either a Sony S1700, Sony S3700, or one of the several LG players available from Bombay Electronics or 220 through amazon marketplace. Havent been keeping up with what's good and available out there lately, so any suggestions?

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#1229 Post by David M. » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:48 pm

Very happy with my Sony S3600, can't imagine the S3700 is much different.

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#1230 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:09 pm

Just saw this Cambridge CXUHD 4K UHD Universal Blu-ray Player, "the last Oppo-based UHD universal Blu-ray player, features customized modifications from Cambridge Audio." If the price goes down a bit more (ideally $500), I might consider replacing my current Oppo, especially if (or when) I get a 4K set. Especially nice if the audio upgrade is noticeable - I'm already using my Oppo for my primary SACD playback.

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Re: All-Region DVD and Blu-ray Player Advice

#1231 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:12 pm

Any chance that the Cambridge BluRay player will be susceptible to multiregion modification?

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#1232 Post by Donald Brown » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:25 pm

Since it's Oppo-based, it's very possible that the external mod that plugs into the rear USB jack will work.

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#1233 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 pm

When I bought my Oppo 103 from a local AV store, there was a Cambridge BD player for a similar price that came region modded straight from the supplier. Not sure if this was only specific to Australia as DVD players were pretty much all region free toward the end thanks to an ACCC ruling (which seemingly got forgotten when Blu-Ray arrived), but there’s always a chance that could be the case here.

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Re: All-Region DVD and Blu-ray Player Advice

#1234 Post by Minkin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:34 am

Minkin wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:47 am
Thanks everybody for assuring me that its not my fault, but I still can't get it to play a Region B disc.....
For those wondering how this saga eventually ended.... I got it working finally (thanks to some help from FrauBlucher)!

Turns out: once the player is off, you press the Blue button at the bottom of the remote and then you press either 1/2/3, and then hit the power button. You guys made it sounds like 2 or blue would work - not a sequence of Blue and then #. After trying about 50x + reading tons of other forum posts (some were just idiotic: one told you to open the disc tray and then type in 14159265..... I'll let Swo explain the comedy in that one) - I'm annoyed that I didn't try this combo sooner.

But thanks everyone for helping me out with this! Glad its finally over and I can actually watch stuff I own again.

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Re: All-Region DVD and Blu-ray Player Advice

#1235 Post by jindianajonz » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:52 am

Minkin wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:34 am
After trying about 50x + reading tons of other forum posts (some were just idiotic: one told you to open the disc tray and then type in 14159265..... I'll let Swo explain the comedy in that one) -
Well, obviously it didn't work, you forgot the three.

Glad you got it to switch over!

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#1236 Post by swo17 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:50 am

There's nothing funny about leaving off the first digit of pi

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Re: All-Region DVD and Blu-ray Player Advice

#1237 Post by DeprongMori » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:08 pm

FWIW, in my years of using my modded LG player from Bombay Electronics, I’ve never had to press the Blue button. I’ve only just ever had to press the “1” or “2” button while the power is off, then power up the unit. It has worked flawlessly.

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Re: All-Region DVD and Blu-ray Player Advice

#1238 Post by dav1129 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:07 am

Caligula wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:10 am
David M. wrote:I've not heard of the Denon flash drive thing - where do you get the files to put on the drives? Freely available?
I have the files with instructions on how to use them - they should work for the DBT1713 and DBT3313 players. I have the Denon DBT 3313 and it works like a charm, playing any BD I throw at it - Criterion, MoC, Twilight Time's Big Heat, Japanese, Korean releases. I probably shouldn't say where I got the region-change files - don't want the relevant party to land in trouble. Suffice to say it's an official source.

If anyone wants the files with instructions PM me with your email address and I'll be happy to forward them.
Hi. I've registered and logged in but don't seem to be able to PM you. If the offer is still good I'd be interested in these files. Do they enable all DVDs and BDs to play on a DBT 3313UB?

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