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Old 11-08-2012, 07:52 AM   #541
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I've bought a blu-ray player from HK, its a all region player. It works in HK TV, and fail to work in Australia. It turn on ok, THE RGB signal is also working, but the HDMI doesnt. The TV can detect the HDMI is plug in, but it only show the black screen.

So I brought back to HK, and tested it in showroom again, it works!!!

Conclusion is that, it works in Hong Kong, but not Australian TV.

HDMI cable 1.4, we tested it with the same HDMI cable.

Both TV are new. My own TV is about 1 year old. LG LED, and sony 3 years old LCD TV.


CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP.
this is a thread about the Insignia BD player....try one of the help threads. Good Luck
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
BD PLAYER (REGION FREE) : Insignia NS-BRDVD4
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:53 AM   #542
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Hey there, I'm new to this site. Great thread you have going here, very helpful and informative. I just purchased an Insignia NS-BRDVD4 and I want to download the firmware to downgrade it. I'm I supposed to make an account with 4shared in order to download the firmware?
no, it will auto d/l from the links
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:54 AM   #543
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My player has been acting up. I got mine at the end of 2010. Sounds is not working.
booooo
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:20 PM   #544
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Really sorry. As a new comer I am not allowed to post new threat. So I have to find the closest one and ask the question.

This is extremely strange problem to me. IT works in Hong KOng, but doestn work in Australia. So there must be some kind of region limiation for the player.
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Anyone had problems with Cabin in the Woods (us version) on the NS-BRDVD4? This is using the region free capable firmware. Worked fine on my Samsung.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:14 AM   #546
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Quick question, even though my NS-WBRDVD cannot be made region free, can it play Region 0 Pal DVDs?
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Quick question, even though my NS-WBRDVD cannot be made region free, can it play Region 0 Pal DVDs?
No, don't see how It could
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Well, I was wondering if since NS-WBRDVD is able to play All Region Blu's(without alteration) from the UK would it also be able to play SD Region 0 PAL via HDMI? Thanks ahead of time.
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Well, I was wondering if since NS-WBRDVD is able to play All Region Blu's(without alteration) from the UK would it also be able to play SD Region 0 PAL via HDMI? Thanks ahead of time.
Insignias convert PAL to NTSC and play 50hz.
as long as its region 0 for that player
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #550
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I have wanted to go region free for a long time and this thread has inspired me to take a chance with an Insignia player. I just found a refurbished one (NS-WBRDVD2) on Best Buy's website for $50 with free shipping. I am sure I will be posting with all kinds of questions once I receive it.

Now the big question...what will be my first region B locked Blu Ray? I am thinking of getting something from Arrow.

Can these players do PAL DVDs too? If so, I am definitely getting the UK Hitcher and Creepshow releases.

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:20 AM   #551
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Well colour me suprised! I have posted on this forum before. I had purchased a used WBRDVD2-CA on Ebay, I had tried numerous times to make it work, unfortunately it just did'nt. Each time I tried to install the firmware update I recieved a funky message and the player would not recognise it. So frustrated I gave up, and instead purchased a Seiki player which could also be turned into a region free machine. So today I was bored and tried again to install the firmware on my insignia player, well it worked! The big difference between the Seiki and the Insignia is, the Seiki once changed is a Region B locked machine, and will not play Region A Blu's. Furthermore the build quality of the insignia is vastly superior. So Detroit, you can mark that the firmware provided works with
the NS-BRDVD2-CA!
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I have wanted to go region free for a long time and this thread has inspired me to take a chance with an Insignia player. I just found a refurbished one (NS-WBRDVD2) on Best Buy's website for $50 with free shipping. I am sure I will be posting with all kinds of questions once I receive it.

Now the big question...what will be my first region B locked Blu Ray? I am thinking of getting something from Arrow.

Can these players do PAL DVDs too? If so, I am definitely getting the UK Hitcher and Creepshow releases.
yes they do
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
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Well colour me suprised! I have posted on this forum before. I had purchased a used WBRDVD2-CA on Ebay, I had tried numerous times to make it work, unfortunately it just did'nt. Each time I tried to install the firmware update I recieved a funky message and the player would not recognise it. So frustrated I gave up, and instead purchased a Seiki player which could also be turned into a region free machine. So today I was bored and tried again to install the firmware on my insignia player, well it worked! The big difference between the Seiki and the Insignia is, the Seiki once changed is a Region B locked machine, and will not play Region A Blu's. Furthermore the build quality of the insignia is vastly superior. So Detroit, you can mark that the firmware provided works with
the NS-BRDVD2-CA!
cheers, glad it worked for you
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
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I went a bit buck wild on Amazon UK in anticipation of receiving my player. Here is what I snagged...

Blu Ray

- Demons and Demons 2 steelbook
- Peeping Tom 50th Anniversary
- Return of the Living Dead steelbook (can't wait to finally hear the original audio)
- Rififi
- Rolling Thunder
- This is England
- This is England '86 and '88

DVD

- Creepshow (two disc)
- The Hitcher (Special Edition)

I will be eating lint for the next week and a half until I get paid again...haha! I hope this Insignia player works!
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I went a bit buck wild on Amazon UK in anticipation of receiving my player. Here is what I snagged...

Blu Ray

- Demons and Demons 2 steelbook
- Peeping Tom 50th Anniversary
- Return of the Living Dead steelbook (can't wait to finally hear the original audio)
- Rififi
- Rolling Thunder
- This is England
- This is England '86
and '88

DVD

- Creepshow (two disc)
- The Hitcher (Special Edition)

I will be eating lint for the next week and a half until I get paid again...haha! I hope this Insignia player works!
I have those highlighted...The Steelbook is fab!!! I need to get TiE '88 I have the other 2 (love this series)
BD PLAYER (REGION A) : Panasonic DMP-BD85K
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:17 PM   #556
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INSIGNIA NS-WBRDVD :

REGION FREE FIRMWARE FOR THE INSIGNIA NS-WBRDVD2 :

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/145630/20100...082_030_14.iso -- CONFIRMED TO WORK

firmware instructions:

http://db.tt/Be1IV3ha

Note: make sure USB drive is free of ANY files BEFORE you download the firmware to it!!

ATTN:
When downloading the firmware to a USB drive this MUST be done on a MS Windows box it will NOT work using a Apple Mac. The reason is the files are encoded in the FAT file system and Mac doesn't use that type of file system so it isn't seen on the Mac and when you go to install it on the Insignia it will error as nothing on the USB drive. This has been confirmed by myself and 2 others.

after the firmware is correct, this is how to access the option :

1. Turn on the player
2. 'Press' the Home/Setup button (do not hold the button)
3. Enter 9113
4. A configure menu should appear on the left with all the other option icons
5. Scroll through the menu and pick what region the disc is.


Insignias convert PAL to NTSC and play 50hz.

NS-BRDVD4 = no WiFi
NS-WBRDVD2 = WiFi



Thanks to 'HyperRealist' & 'ytsejam1138' for uploading the firmware & some extra info
Just got the NS-WBRDVD2 player in the mail from Best Buy via UPS (that was fast for free shipping!) and immediately hooked it up to my TV. Once it connected, I loaded the firmware update (or is it downgrade?) via USB and, to my surprise, I didn't have to enter in any codes or anything like that. Right from the menu on the left side of the screen, I can scroll through and select DVD and Blu Ray regions.

I haven't received any of my region B Blu Rays or region 2 PAL DVDs to test yet, so my question is...will the option to change regions back and forth always be available in the initial menu on the player, or will it disappear and "lock" once I play a disc from a certain region?
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I haven't received any of my region B Blu Rays or region 2 PAL DVDs to test yet, so my question is...will the option to change regions back and forth always be available in the initial menu on the player, or will it disappear and "lock" once I play a disc from a certain region?[/QUOTE]

This is something you do not have to worry about. The configure player menu remains on the players screen indefinitely, the only thing that happens, is once the player is powered down it defaults to Region 1 for DVD and Region A for Blu-rays. So you have to change it back when you turn on the player. The only weird by product I have noticed, and this could be unique to my player model,
is now if I play a region 1 DVD, it displays the subtitles, and they cannot be turned off. I have even gone into the DVD's menu and it doesn't work. Now this is not a deal breaker for me, just a little irritating.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:58 AM   #559
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I went a bit buck wild on Amazon UK in anticipation of receiving my player. Here is what I snagged...

Blu Ray

- Demons and Demons 2 steelbook
- Peeping Tom 50th Anniversary
- Return of the Living Dead steelbook (can't wait to finally hear the original audio)
- Rififi
- Rolling Thunder
- This is England
- This is England '86 and '88

DVD

- Creepshow (two disc)
- The Hitcher (Special Edition)

I will be eating lint for the next week and a half until I get paid again...haha! I hope this Insignia player works!
The Demons 1 and 2 steelbook was the reason I bought my Insignia player.
I love those films. Enjoy your player and region B movies
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Just got the NS-WBRDVD2 player in the mail from Best Buy via UPS (that was fast for free shipping!) and immediately hooked it up to my TV. Once it connected, I loaded the firmware update (or is it downgrade?) via USB and, to my surprise, I didn't have to enter in any codes or anything like that. Right from the menu on the left side of the screen, I can scroll through and select DVD and Blu Ray regions.

I haven't received any of my region B Blu Rays or region 2 PAL DVDs to test yet, so my question is...will the option to change regions back and forth always be available in the initial menu on the player, or will it disappear and "lock" once I play a disc from a certain region?
it will never 'lock' on one region. It will default back to region A once the power is off & you'll just have to do the remote code to get the option to change the region
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