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Old 09-14-2014, 11:20 AM   #401
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I still don't get it, that most movie and blu lovers here didn't buy a Region free player right away or after a while even. I mean no offence, but back in '97, I bought a region free dvd player, and when they announced Region coding for blu as well, it was a nobrainer for me.
The extra 100 or 150 beforehand was always worthwile, considering all the releases from different regions.
All of my DVD players were multi-region, & about a third of my discs were R1, if you was a movie lover you had to do that. When it came to buying a Blu-ray player I thought I'd see how it works out just region B, & it's been fine. There's less than a handful of films I'd like that are region A locked, as most catalogue releases are multi-region, & then there's all the releases from France & Germany. If my machine breaks (& I went through three DVD players), I can buy any machine I like for a good price, if I want multi-region, the choice is limited & those machines are double the price (or more).
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:48 AM   #402
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I still don't get it, that most movie and blu lovers here didn't buy a Region free player right away or after a while even. I mean no offence, but back in '97, I bought a region free dvd player, and when they announced Region coding for blu as well, it was a nobrainer for me.
The extra 100 or 150 beforehand was always worthwile, considering all the releases from different regions.
My current player cannot be modified, which at the time, I didn't look in to it enough.

But, I am not going to buy a cheap arse player just to get region free playback.

When I get round to purchasing a new player (when I have the appropriate funds) I will then make sure that it is region free, possibly an Oppo player.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:31 PM   #403
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All of my DVD players were multi-region, & about a third of my discs were R1, if you was a movie lover you had to do that. When it came to buying a Blu-ray player I thought I'd see how it works out just region B, & it's been fine. There's less than a handful of films I'd like that are region A locked, as most catalogue releases are multi-region, & then there's all the releases from France & Germany. If my machine breaks (& I went through three DVD players), I can buy any machine I like for a good price, if I want multi-region, the choice is limited & those machines are double the price (or more).
As someone from Europe, I just knew a lot of titles were going to be locked.
I think that the Criterions alone would justify a Region free player. So my first player, a Pioneer, I had modified. When 3D came out, I bought the Oppo 93, which is the best player ever, because of the technical specs , but also because of all the options for SACD and the like. I just love it.
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My current player cannot be modified, which at the time, I didn't look in to it enough.

But, I am not going to buy a cheap arse player just to get region free playback.

When I get round to purchasing a new player (when I have the appropriate funds) I will then make sure that it is region free, possibly an Oppo player.
I wouldn't trade my Oppo for a watered down region-free player - and reliable quality reports on RF players are hard to find (and/or trust ). You can buy a physical hack for Oppos on eBay for $60, but it voids the warranty and I've never been willing/able to trust trying it since I couldn't afford to replace my unit at present ... Sorry, I had to go hug my Oppo.
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:08 PM   #405
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I wouldn't trade my Oppo for a watered down region-free player - and reliable quality reports on RF players are hard to find (and/or trust ). You can buy a physical hack for Oppos on eBay for $60, but it voids the warranty and I've never been willing/able to trust trying it since I couldn't afford to replace my unit at present ... Sorry, I had to go hug my Oppo.
There are some really good RF mods for the Oppo players, plenty of threads and posts about them in the BD player section.

I am holding off buying any HT kit for now, until 4K kit becomes available. But I have a soft spot for Pioneer kit, so it will depend on if they release any 4K players. If not, Oppo it may be.
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I've held off buying a region-free player for one reason, the sure and certain knowledge that the day after I buy the player, the titles I buy it for will be released in my region and in superior transfers. There's only a few titles that I'd get a region-free player for and they're really not that important.

To get back to PATTON.... I bought the original DNR heavy release, then bought it again for the digibook (and gave away the first disc), then I bought the remastered version, put it in the digibook and threw away the older disc. On top of that, I bought PATTON twice on LD (pan & scan then letterboxed), and twice on VHS. That's just one story on one of my favorite films. I have similar multi-purchase histories with many other titles. I should start a thread for stories from others on how many times you've "dipped" for a certain movie.
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At the risk of going OT, what makes Oppo Blu-Ray players so good? I remember Oppo DVD players being the standard back in the prime of the DVD era also.
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At the risk of going OT, what makes Oppo Blu-Ray players so good? I remember Oppo DVD players being the standard back in the prime of the DVD era also.
Build quality, feature set, support, reference video and audio output. The whole bit.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:01 AM   #409
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Build quality, feature set, support, reference video and audio output. The whole bit.
Fair enough about build, feature set and support, but I was under the assumption that in terms of pure video and audio output quality that pretty much all BD players were created equal. I mean I can understand different players giving different results for better or for worse with analog video formats like VHS and Laserdisc, but in the digital age of DVD and BD I was under the understanding that apart from upscaling, there isn't a whole lot in it when it comes to the consistory and stability of video and audio from player to player especially via HDMI.
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Fair enough about build, feature set and support, but I was under the assumption that in terms of pure video and audio output quality that pretty much all BD players were created equal. I mean I can understand different players giving different results for better or for worse with analog video formats like VHS and Laserdisc, but in the digital age of DVD and BD I was under the understanding that apart from upscaling, there isn't a whole lot in it when it comes to the consistory and stability of video and audio from player to player especially via HDMI.
Every Blu-ray player should output what's on the disc. Key word being 'should'. The Oppo guarantees reference output. As long as you do not alter the image settings or use any DVP.

With regards to audio, it depends where in the chain the digital to analog conversion occurs. The Oppo players that end with a 5, have extremely good DAC's/audio stages in which case, beat most A/V receivers and other players with analog outputs.

Outputting audio digitally i.e. over HDMI should again be the same across all players, but feature set depending, dictates the feature set supported. i.e. some players do not support TrueHD decoding (rare these days, but cheap players may not support TrueHD), in which case if you're decoding within the player, lossy DD is used.

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Every Blu-ray player should output what's on the disc. Key word being 'should'. The Oppo guarantees reference output. As long as you do not alter the image settings or use any DVP.

With regards to audio, it depends where in the chain the digital to analog conversion occurs. The Oppo players that end with a 5, have extremely good DAC's/audio stages in which case, beat most A/V receivers and other players with analog outputs.

Outputting audio digitally i.e. over HDMI should again be the same across all players, but feature set depending, dictates the feature set supported. i.e. some players do not support TrueHD decoding (rare these days, but cheap players may not support TrueHD), in which case if you're decoding within the player, lossy DD is used.
Informative and interesting as usual, Tech-UK. Thanks for the detailed response.
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At the risk of going OT, what makes Oppo Blu-Ray players so good? I remember Oppo DVD players being the standard back in the prime of the DVD era also.
I've got a BDP-103 and besides everything Tech mentioned, my player has never failed to play any disc. I'll see threads where this problem & that made discs unplayable for this & that player - no problems here!

Tech : Oppos ending in 5, pardon? And DVP (digital video processors)?
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:53 PM   #413
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I've got a BDP-103 and besides everything Tech mentioned, my player has never failed to play any disc. I'll see threads where this problem & that made discs unplayable for this & that player - no problems here!

Tech : Oppos ending in 5, pardon? And DVP (digital video processors)?
Hehe. Certainly the Oppo's ending in three, 83, 93, 103, do have very good DAC's, but the 83 (Nu-force edition), 95 and 105 go that extra bit, in terms of analog audio.

DVP - Digital video Processing, or in reference to the 10xD models, Darbee Visual Presence.

Both meaning's of DVP will alter what's on the disc.
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:13 AM   #415
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Yep, sadly that's still the case. According to Fox Japan that was actually a 4K transfer, but some moron destroyed it with noise reduction.
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