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Old 11-22-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default Region-free Blu-ray player that converts PAL-NTSC?

There are a couple of locked UK Blu-rays that I'm interested in that come with PAL extras.

Are there any recommended quality players that are both region-free and are able to play PAL content on a NSTC set?
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:43 PM   #2
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Toshiba BDX-1100 LG BD-611, LG BD-630, LG BD-640, LG BD-570, LG BD-650, LG BD-670, Oppo BDP-93, Oppo BDP-95, Pioneer BDP-330, Pioneer Elite BDP-31FD, Pioneer Elite BDP-33FD, Sharp BD-HP24, Sharp BD-HP70 and JVC XV-BP11 http://www.220-electronics.com/dvd/m...dvd_player.htm

I'm just providing a list (based on information available at the above URL) because you can install your own region free chip if you like. I think you will find that most members on this site will recommend BD players made by Oppo. I personally think they are the best and own 2 region free BD players (BDP-83 and a BDP-93).
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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Insignia NS-WBRDVD4 $35
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Insignia...3594900&loc=01

Press the setup button and then enter the code 9113 on the remote. A sub menu "configure player" pops up on the left. From there you can change the regions for DVD and BD. Converts PAL to NTSC and plays 50hz.

Last region free firmware
http://www.4shared.com/file/qRak_U8L..._B083_022.html

Firmware instructions
http://www.insigniaproducts.com/cms/...Dec%202010.pdf

but if you want high quality I would mod an Oppo

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Old 11-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #4
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Thanks you guys, I'll take a look into those.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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Hi guys,

do the Bluray players listed above come ready to play out of the box or is there a hidden screen that needs to be accessed to change from NTSC to PAL and remove the region?

thanks
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:16 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, it's sold out online and no store within a 20-mile radius has any in stock. I guess I'll have to do some research on those units at 220-electronics.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #7
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Hello Everyone,

I have a Panasonic Blu Ray recorder (DMR-BS750) and I had it modified to NTSC from PAL. It works fantastic but recently my wife was fiddling with the remote and switched it back to PAL preventing me to record anything again!! Can someone recommend a person or biz that can switch this back to NTSC? I live in the Georgia area of the US and I would like some help. Any suggestions? I have tried to reset the unit by pressing the up/down channel buttons on the unit but to no avail.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:51 AM   #8
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if you don't have the user guide to hand is this link any help?
search ntsc
http://www.electromanuals.org/manual.../rqt9434-l.pdf
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:10 PM   #9
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Are there any current players that will internally convert the 50hz to a 60hz output so I can play region 2 dvd's and region b blu ray discs on my american 60hz TV?

All the links in this thread are dead, minus the website 220 electronics. I have scoped that out. Any recommendations on that site? Is there a cheaper option?
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:11 PM   #10
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When did the thread called Sticky: US Blu-ray players and 50hz compatibility get removed? it was at least 15 pages long
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:27 PM   #11
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When did the thread called Sticky: US Blu-ray players and 50hz compatibility get removed? it was at least 15 pages long
Yes, I found that, but the list is severely out of date. I posted that in the thread too with not many answers unfortunately.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #12
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lazy assed moderators!!!
Though here in Europe Panasonic players (i.e. the bd 80 i had) in the menu ask what kind of TV you have, hopefully they will do that every where
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:05 PM   #13
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lazy assed moderators!!!
Though here in Europe Panasonic players (i.e. the bd 80 i had) in the menu ask what kind of TV you have, hopefully they will do that every where
LMFAO!

They definitely dont ask us here in the US, because manufacturers dont care if we want to watch 50Hz stuff because they didn't design it.
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