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Old 01-23-2020, 07:38 PM   #741
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Do you still have the Italian discs or know the UPC. If so, maybe retry in the Sony to see if it still acts like a C locked disc. I guess oddball things might have happened in 2008-2009.

I actually know of at least one Region B locked disc released in India (Ratatouille/Rat 3D). It was originally listed as Region Free, but turned out to be a B only disc since apparently the Indian company just used the UK files without correcting the lock
I believe I still do , but would have to dig them out. I'll post what I find when I try them out on the Sony player.
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Few days late here, but I've had this exact player from Bombay since November 2018. It's been great. And zero issues after firmware updates.
Thank you! So far I love it. Very simple to use.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:35 PM   #743
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Seems like there's something wrong with my Seiki SR4KP1. I keep getting the "Unknown Disc" error. I've tried all of the obvious things...turning it off and on, opening and closing the tray repeatedly, and sticking a q-tip inside to try cleaning the lens / removing any junk. All it does is make a sound like it's trying to read a disc, but will then just give me the error with no playback.
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ThisIsJonny this is what happens when you buy cheap ass crap
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Help me out, friends. If I buy a region free blu-ray/dvd player from Bombay or 220, do I have to mod it to play other region stuff?
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:26 PM   #746
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coalesce99 No because that is why you are paying extra. I believe that to change region it is simply pressing one of three buttons on the in the box remote. As on 220 which player are you looking at?
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coalesce99 No because that is why you are paying extra. I believe that to change region it is simply pressing one of three buttons on the in the box remote. As on 220 which player are you looking at?
I've bought two Sony Blu-ray players from 220 Electronics. One has a wireless modem, one doesn't. They both play all three regions. Here's what you do:

- press the Eject button
- while the tray is open, point the remote at the player and press the Yellow button for Region A, the Blue button for Region B, or the Red button for Region C.
- put the disc in the tray and press Play.

That's it. For DVDs,you just put the disc in the tray and press Play (no other steps are required).

I've had both players for about a year and a half. No issues whatsoever. Both came with a one year warranty but didn't need it.
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:04 PM   #748
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Just confirming. It sounds like the Sony BDP-S1700 is a pretty reliable machine. So, if I buy the Sony BDP-S1700 from Amazon (or is it better to buy from Bombay or 220?), it comes ready to play Region A, B, and C Blu-rays without any adjustments necessary. The only thing that is needed is to select the region you want to play before inserting the disc?

Also, is it recommended to just go with the 1700 Smart/Region Free model for $149 or get the 3700 Wi-Fi, Smart/Region Free for $159?

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Just confirming. It sounds like the Sony BDP-S1700 is a pretty reliable machine. So, if I buy the Sony BDP-S1700 from Amazon (or is it better to buy from Bombay or 220?), it comes ready to play Region A, B, and C Blu-rays without any adjustments necessary. The only thing that is needed is to select the region you want to play before inserting the disc?

Also, is it recommended to just go with the 1700 Smart/Region Free model for $149 or get the 3700 Wi-Fi, Smart/Region Free for $159?
This model is in my office. The router is in this room so it didn't need to be wireless. I love this player.

If you buy from Amazon, make sure it is region-free. You can buy this model without the region-free modification, so double-check.

I bought mine from 220 Electronics via ebay. $99. Reliable and easy to switch regions with the remote. 1 year warranty included and it arrived in 2 days. It was listed as "refurbished" but it was in perfect shape.
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This model is in my office. The router is in this room so it didn't need to be wireless. I love this player.

If you buy from Amazon, make sure it is region-free. You can buy this model without the region-free modification, so double-check.

I bought mine from 220 Electronics via ebay. $99. Reliable and easy to switch regions with the remote. 1 year warranty included and it arrived in 2 days. It was listed as "refurbished" but it was in perfect shape.
Thanks. Amazon does list it as region free but, just in case, I looked on the 220 website and they have the player listed there so I might just buy directly from them.
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Thanks. Amazon does list it as region free but, just in case, I looked on the 220 website and they have the player listed there so I might just buy directly from them.
First thing my wife and I said after we hooked ours up: "Why did we wait so long?". You'll probably say the same thing. (She's German and a relative sent her a Region B Blu-ray. That's what started it.)

While we don't have a large amount of Region B discs, we are very happy for the ones we own. A couple were never released in Region A, some are OOP in Region A, some are just cheaper in Region B. It's nice to have these options.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:42 AM   #752
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First thing my wife and I said after we hooked ours up: "Why did we wait so long?". You'll probably say the same thing. (She's German and a relative sent her a Region B Blu-ray. That's what started it.)

While we don't have a large amount of Region B discs, we are very happy for the ones we own. A couple were never released in Region A, some are OOP in Region A, some are just cheaper in Region B. It's nice to have these options.
Thanks for the input. While my wife and I were both born here, our parents immigrated from Europe and much of our families reside mainly in France and Switzerland, so once I let them know that I have a region free player, I am sure they will be suggesting titles for things that are not in print here in the U.S.A. I don't expect to buy a ton of Region B titles either but it has been frustrating waiting for studios to release some of their catalog titles here after years of them being available overseas.
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I just realized something. If I buy the Sony BDP-S1700, I will have a remote conflict issue with my Sony 4K player since I believe they use the same remote signal and that will be a pain. Does anyone have any experience with the LG BP-175 region free player. It gets a pretty good rating on Amazon and shows as "Amazon's Choice (whatever that means)? 220 Electronics has it as well.
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I just realized something. If I buy the Sony BDP-S1700, I will have a remote conflict issue with my Sony 4K player since I believe they use the same remote signal and that will be a pain. Does anyone have any experience with the LG BP-175 region free player. It gets a pretty good rating on Amazon and shows as "Amazon's Choice (whatever that means)? 220 Electronics has it as well.
The only thing I can tell you about the LG players is they are made from VERY lightweight plastic (you might want to Velcro it to your shelf. Light as a feather) and some of them don't output 1080p/24 fps. I'm not sure about the BP-175; I would research it before buying.

I used an LG player briefly a few years ago. It worked okay but I disliked the cheap plastic and the 1080i output.
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The only thing I can tell you about the LG players is they are made from VERY lightweight plastic (you might want to Velcro it to your shelf. Light as a feather) and some of them don't output 1080p/24 fps. I'm not sure about the BP-175; I would research it before buying.

I used an LG player briefly a few years ago. It worked okay but I disliked the cheap plastic and the 1080i output.
The choices are limited as it looks like Sony and LG have control of the under $200 market. I don't trust the other brands as they seem limited so I'd have to go into an expensive option in order to avoid Sony or LG. Looks like I'll have to look for another solution to the remote issue. Maybe Panasonic has one.
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The choices are limited as it looks like Sony and LG have control of the under $200 market. I don't trust the other brands as they seem limited so I'd have to go into an expensive option in order to avoid Sony or LG. Looks like I'll have to look for another solution to the remote issue. Maybe Panasonic has one.
If you type in "region-free blu-ray" on ebay, you will find Panasonic and Samsung players for about the same price as Sony and LG. Hope this helps!
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**Dommie** ref the remote conflict that you mention. As much as I'm not a sony man, some brands have an option to use remote 1 or remote 2 via possibly a menu option on the player and a slideing switch in the remote's battery compartment
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I just realized something. If I buy the Sony BDP-S1700, I will have a remote conflict issue with my Sony 4K player since I believe they use the same remote signal and that will be a pain. Does anyone have any experience with the LG BP-175 region free player. It gets a pretty good rating on Amazon and shows as "Amazon's Choice (whatever that means)? 220 Electronics has it as well.
I have two identical Sony players hooked up on my TV and have them plugged in separate grounded outlets with an on/off switch (with easy access) so I just keep one of them turned on...that way I can use a single remote.
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Thanks to all for the input. I do prefer Sony to LG as well so I am going to go ahead with the Sony and checkout the alternate remote option and the on/off switch option. I do have two separate on/off options for each player so that is something that I can do. Going to buy from Amazon and it will be here tomorrow with Prime.

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Old 02-10-2020, 03:12 AM   #760
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Thanks to all for the input. I do prefer Sony to LG as well so I am going to go ahead with the Sony and checkout the alternate remote option and the on/off switch option. I do have two separate on/off options for each player so that is something that I can do. Going to buy from Amazon and it will be here tomorrow with Prime.
I've been looking at the same Sony players you've mentioned. I'm curious, did you go with the 1700 Smart/Region Free model for $149 or the 3700 Wi-Fi, Smart/Region Free for $159?
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