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Old 11-19-2020, 03:22 PM   #141
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Good luck! I hope you don't have to return anything to Germany.

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Old 11-20-2020, 12:19 AM   #142
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If you're spending that much, you can get a US region A 4K player and a basic region B player for that much. Since 4K discs are not region-locked, you'd still be able to play everything you could with a region B 4K player (other than 3D region B-locked discs, which are exceedingly rare.)
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Good luck! I hope you don't have to return anything to Germany.

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Just wanted to update, the Sony UBP X700 from europe has a universal AC adapter for its power and no internal PSU.

So it works, I would only be missing out on PAL which I believe is just DVD and I can not do 3D.

Works fine for me though, thanks!
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Just wanted to update, the Sony UBP X700 from europe has a universal AC adapter for its power and no internal PSU.

So it works, I would only be missing out on PAL which I believe is just DVD and I can not do 3D.

Works fine for me though, thanks!
Just a quick word to the wise; PAL could be used in extras on Blu-Rays. I have a French Blu-Ray whose extras are all in PAL format.

Simply want you to know the possibilities. Otherwise, it looks all good.

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Just a quick word to the wise; PAL could be used in extras on Blu-Rays. I have a French Blu-Ray whose extras are all in PAL format.

Simply want you to know the possibilities. Otherwise, it looks all good.

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Thanks for the heads up Rick!
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You are wrong when you say "won't" - considering many players do, including my BP250s, and it's even part of the spec sheet for the player. Considering that region A vs B is just a software change that can be made in the player's firmware, I believe many/most manufacturers use the same hardware to sell the same player around the world, where it can be set in software to default to 60Hz/region A in some regions and 50Hz/region B in other regions.
Are you saying that you have a European model player imported to the US, and it's outputting 50hz video by converting it to 60hz?
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Yeah I dont have room for 2 extra ones, I already have the PS4 for Region A.

I think my options are take a voltage chance on a Panasonic 4K from Germany for 195 USD total. Worst case buy the converter and plug for $40 USD. Or buy from 220 electronics a completely region free 4k for $300 USD. Not sure how the warranties work when I dont live in the country I purchased it from.

It is good to hear someone mentioned their Panasonic 820 worked fine. None of the panasonics mention the actual voltage on the back or in the operations manual. The Sony and LG definitely need the converter.

Wish me luck! Any alternatives you hear about please let me know. Thanks!
Let us know! We all benefit from the shared experience, that's why this thread exists.
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Just wanted to update, the Sony UBP X700 from europe has a universal AC adapter for its power and no internal PSU.

So it works, I would only be missing out on PAL which I believe is just DVD and I can not do 3D.

Works fine for me though, thanks!
The concern is any 25Hz or 50Hz content - a number of region B blurays that were never intended for the USA, especially older discs, have some 50Hz content. Sometimes even the menus. Usually it's extras or TV content.

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Are you saying that you have a European model player imported to the US, and it's outputting 50hz video by converting it to 60hz?
This was covered earlier in the thread if you want more detail. But yes, my region B, purchased from the United Kingdom, LG BP250 player displays 25Hz and 50Hz content seamlessly on US televisions. Outputting both PAL/NTSC is listed as a feature on its spec sheet. This was also pretty common in older DVDs players that could go multi-region by entering a service code and output PAL discs on US TVs, so I don't know why you question this.
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:20 AM   #148
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This was covered earlier in the thread if you want more detail. But yes, my region B, purchased from the United Kingdom, LG BP250 player displays 25Hz and 50Hz content seamlessly on US televisions.
Many US televisions now support 50hz video. What I'm trying to ascertain is whether or not your European imported player is converting the video to 60hz if it's detecting (maybe via EDID) that it's connected to a display that doesn't support 50hz. Do you know if yours does?
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