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Old 08-23-2017, 05:26 PM   #181
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Kinda cool. Popped in my Region B-locked Ratatouille 3D, and ... title screen and all that came up.

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Old 08-31-2017, 12:50 PM   #182
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I am anticipating needing one of these for T2: 3D from UK. But hopefully it ends up region-free! Thanks for the suggestions so far.
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:39 PM   #183
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I have the Icom BD780...no problems

Anyone no where to get predator 3d cheap?

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Old 09-14-2017, 12:21 AM   #184
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https://www.amazon.com/LG-2D-3D-Mult...blu+ray+player


I'm thinking of getting this one for $159 to watch Region B 3ds. Any thoughts? Should work, right?
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:28 AM   #185
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After digging in further I see the LG would work as well as the sony. The Sony is $30 more. Is there anything I would miss getting the cheaper one? I already have a great Oppo player for everything else.

Edit, I went with the Sony. FIgure I need something that will last a long time.

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Old 09-14-2017, 03:11 AM   #186
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Is there a reason you want a separate player rather than getting the $50-70 OPPO region free module?

Otherwise I'd lean toward the Sony over LG

Sony order cancelled in time. I have not heard of the module. Can you give me more details?
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:19 AM   #187
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https://www.avforums.com/threads/opp...n-mod.2077007/

I don't think I want to mess with it as to not break anything on the expensive oppo, or not have the latest firmware from oppo. But there is no rush for me to order a player, I will study it over the weekend.
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:58 AM   #188
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A bit late, but with the plug in module is pretty hard to mess anything up -- literally plug it into the RS port and USB on teh back of the unit so you don't even have to open the unit.

Keeping the firmware UTD has never caused a problem with this module over several years.
That is what I ended up buying. I haven't plugged it in yet. I'm waiting for the eventuality that I get a region B blu-ray.

Most likely that will be Valerian. but still hoping it comes out region free.
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:17 AM   #189
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I’m starting to think this may be necessary soon. Are there any 4K ultra HD players that will play 3D movies region free?
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:36 PM   #190
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Iím starting to think this may be necessary soon. Are there any 4K ultra HD players that will play 3D movies region free?
The Oppo UDP-203/UDP-205 with a region free mod kit.

Also see http://www.220-electronics.com/regio...y-players.html

If you already own an Oppo, see the following link http://watershade.net/wmcclain/UDP-2...-modifications
for region-free mods.
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:23 PM   #191
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If you have a lg oled, get the player that matches all its performance: the oppo 203 region free. It is region free from Bombay Electronice and they are having a 15% off sale today, so its only $50.00 more than a region a model. This player blows everything else out. I promise you won't regret it.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:48 AM   #192
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I was looking for an inexpensive option and found one on 220 Electronics, the LG BP550, with a discount.

I'd love to buy an Oppo but it is not within my means.

Has anybody tried or bought the LG BP550? Is it a decent player?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:59 PM   #193
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I don't have the LG BP550 but I have two stock region B BP250s imported from Amazon UK and they work perfectly in the US with a cheap plug adapter and even convert PAL to NTSC, total cost including shipping and plug adapter was $66 each.

We've been discussion in another thread what the options are for region B 3D playback. The LG BP450 should fit the bill but it's not clear if it does the same PAL-NTSC conversion that the BP250 does, but more annoying, it doesn't seem to be available to purchase anywhere.

If you don't mind having two players (and the power adapter works in both the US and UK), then importing a stock region B player is worth considering versus a region free one. I did see a couple BP450s and 550s showing up on eBay; I'd be curious if someone bought one how it'd behave in the US.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:44 AM   #194
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I don't have the LG BP550 but I have two stock region B BP250s imported from Amazon UK and they work perfectly in the US with a cheap plug adapter and even convert PAL to NTSC, total cost including shipping and plug adapter was $66 each.

We've been discussion in another thread what the options are for region B 3D playback. The LG BP450 should fit the bill but it's not clear if it does the same PAL-NTSC conversion that the BP250 does, but more annoying, it doesn't seem to be available to purchase anywhere.

If you don't mind having two players (and the power adapter works in both the US and UK), then importing a stock region B player is worth considering versus a region free one. I did see a couple BP450s and 550s showing up on eBay; I'd be curious if someone bought one how it'd behave in the US.
Thanks so much for your reply.

220 Electronics seems to have a good reputation, so when I ordered I was assuming the player would just work wright out of the box. The product listing sure made it seem that way. LG does sell a US model of the 550.

I really want this thing to work. I ordered some kind of plug adapter somebody linked to on another thread just in case. It should arrive the same day. If I knew all of this was so complicated, I would have just tried to sell the movies I bought on eBay.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:25 PM   #195
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Thanks so much for your reply.

220 Electronics seems to have a good reputation, so when I ordered I was assuming the player would just work wright out of the box. The product listing sure made it seem that way. LG does sell a US model of the 550.

I really want this thing to work. I ordered some kind of plug adapter somebody linked to on another thread just in case. It should arrive the same day. If I knew all of this was so complicated, I would have just tried to sell the movies I bought on eBay.
If you buy a region-free from 220-electronics or Bombay electronics, you won't need an adapter, because it's been custom-modded. An adapter is only needed if you import a retail region-B-locked player straight from the UK.

Note that if you buy from 220-electronics, you need to pay an additional $40 for the region-free blu-ray playback. It's an option you need to select when you select the model you want.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:32 PM   #196
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If you buy a region-free from 220-electronics or Bombay electronics, you won't need an adapter, because it's been custom-modded. An adapter is only needed if you import a retail region-B-locked player straight from the UK.

Note that if you buy from 220-electronics, you need to pay an additional $40 for the region-free blu-ray playback. It's an option you need to select when you select the model you want.
Thatís what I thought. Thanks again. I appreciate your help.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:55 PM   #197
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Bought my Oppo region free mod from this site.
http://www.jvbdigital.nl/jvb.asp
I picked Fedex delivery and it was fast. Directions for installation are on their site. One thing you need to do, that is not in the directions, is after you install the mod, you need to unplug the Oppo power cord and plug it back in. This makes the Oppo do a hard reset where it remembers the mod install points. After that go by the directions a remember that #2 is the region you want. It will then play A & B region locked Blu rays.
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Old 12-18-2017, 11:07 PM   #198
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Hey everyone. First time posting here. I've been collecting 3D blu rays for a few years now (up to 98 titles). I live in Canada and I have the Pioneer Elite bdp-80fd player which is supposed to play everything. Until now, it has.

I ordered Valerian 3D from the UK and it will not play that disc. I'm wondering if there is a menu fix that I'm not seeing or perhaps an update that will resolve the issue, but failing that... what player would you suggest I purchase that will 100% play these other regions? I'm fairly upset as I popped $400 for this player specifically because I was told it would play ALL zones and regions. I don't mind buying another player on top of this one from another country if that's what it takes. I'm a true collector and just want to view my content. Looking at getting a proper screen and high end projector this month so needless to say, I'd love to be able to watch Valerian when I'm set up.

Thanks very much. Any help is appreciated. I really enjoy these forums and have been looking for an excuse to join.
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:59 PM   #199
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Hey everyone. First time posting here. I've been collecting 3D blu rays for a few years now (up to 98 titles). I live in Canada and I have the Pioneer Elite bdp-80fd player which is supposed to play everything. Until now, it has.

I ordered Valerian 3D from the UK and it will not play that disc. I'm wondering if there is a menu fix that I'm not seeing or perhaps an update that will resolve the issue, but failing that... what player would you suggest I purchase that will 100% play these other regions?

Thanks very much. Any help is appreciated. I really enjoy these forums and have been looking for an excuse to join.
I am going to assume that your player has the region-free mod.

Chances are that you need a firmware upgrade for the player. My 3D player is my PS3. Decryption keys are updated on a semi-regular basis with new firmware downloads. So your decryption key table may be out of date.

It is also possible that the Valerian disc is damaged.

From the very nice Oppo UDP-203 UNOFFICIAL FAQ ->

What do I do if a disc will not play?
First: wash it.

Yes, even if the disc looks new, flawless, pristine. I was skeptical at first, but years of experience with Blu-ray convinced me. I have rescued a great many discs that would not work in the player or mount on a computer this way.

Immaculate discs may have invisible films from manufacturing that will interfere with playback. UHD discs are even more sensitve to films, dust, and fingerprints than Blu-ray.

This is what I do:

Put the disc in a sink, label side down, data side up.
Run hot tap water over it for a minute or more.
Lightly sponge the data side with dish soap. Work radially, from the center to the edge. Never rub an optical disc in a circular motion around the hub.
Give it a good long rinse with hot water.
Dry with a soft cloth. I actually use paper towels. The coating on Blu-ray and UHD is pretty tough, but treat it gently.
My totally unsubstantiated theory is that the plastic of these discs sometimes has internal stresses from manufacturing that causes them to spin funny. (Like a potato chip?) The heat and pressure of scrubbing them releases the stress, making them more playable.

Note that CDs and DVDs have softer coatings which are more scratchable, but which can be polished out with liquid abrasives. I would not try that on Blu-ray or UHD. Useless. Unwise.

Last edited by dhvsfan; 12-19-2017 at 07:42 PM. Reason: Added another recovery step.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:02 PM   #200
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I just performed the region free mod from Rattlebyte Technologies. I used the solderless kit. It took me longer to unscrew the case than install the chip. So far I played T2, Valerian, and Open Range with no hiccups, all are Region B titles. Great investment if you have a Panasonic Player. http://www.rattlebyte.com/Shop.php?lang=en
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