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Old 12-29-2021, 06:41 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a refurbished Sony X700M disc player. This morning I popped in a Region B disc and it didn't play. I was under the impression that this was a region-free player (I live in Region A). It's really hard to find info about which regions a player accepts (or maybe it's just me?) but from what I gathered, the X700 is region-free so I assumed the x700M would be no different. What am I doing wrong?
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Where did you buy it from? Manufacturer? Normally a Blu ray player has to have a part modded that enables it to become region free. They are not region free out of the box unless you have specifically brought a region free model.
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In addition, if your player is modified to be region free, you have to manually switch the region on your player before playing a disc locked to a different region than what the player is currently set to. Region free players usually come with a note on how to do so.
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In addition, my X700 couldn't play anything reliably

I exchanged it and the second one was better and the FW update indeed helped.

But, eventually I threw it out to make sure no one else got disappointed by it.

There was a time with Sony Blu Ray players were the kind of reliability but with UHD BD Panasonic seems to be the way to go.
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Oh, I thought it was an across-the-board type of thing, didn't know it depended on the seller. Thank you.

Edit: Meant to quote TheAshCohen09. First time using the forums here lol.
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In addition, my X700 couldn't play anything reliably

I exchanged it and the second one was better and the FW update indeed helped.

But, eventually I threw it out to make sure no one else got disappointed by it.

There was a time with Sony Blu Ray players were the kind of reliability but with UHD BD Panasonic seems to be the way to go.
That's too bad. I'm gonna return my player but I just ordered a region-free X700 last night. Hopefully it works well.
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I recently purchased a refurbished Sony X700M disc player. This morning I popped in a Region B disc and it didn't play. I was under the impression that this was a region-free player (I live in Region A). It's really hard to find info about which regions a player accepts (or maybe it's just me?) but from what I gathered, the X700 is region-free so I assumed the x700M would be no different. What am I doing wrong?
Unless it's physically modified none of the players will be region free for Blu-rays or DVDs. Ultra HD Blu-rays are region-less.

With the SONY players that are modified, you press the color buttons when a disc isn't playing to change regions.
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