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Old 12-09-2015, 07:10 PM   #41
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Just to save the repeated asking, it's not a "trick" like a remote command. It's an actual board mod that costs about $50.
That is still good, considering this player region free version costs around $240

I just got this used without a remote to use with my Harmony remote, for $60

it is pretty good so far, loads almost any blu in 10 seconds, which is a bit faster than a PS4, and it is quieter too.

The only downside I see is the interface seems to be stuck at lower resolution, but if that helps the navigation go faster, then it is better that way.

Also like that this can play Amazon Instant Video in 24hz which makes it better than Amazon own Fire TV stuff, even if the interface is clunkier.

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Old 12-11-2015, 03:45 PM   #42
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That is still good, considering this player region free version costs around $240

I just got this used without a remote to use with my Harmony remote, for $60

it is pretty good so far, loads almost any blu in 10 seconds, which is a bit faster than a PS4, and it is quieter too.

The only downside I see is the interface seems to be stuck at lower resolution, but if that helps the navigation go faster, then it is better that way.

Also like that this can play Amazon Instant Video in 24hz which makes it better than Amazon own Fire TV stuff, even if the interface is clunkier.
I did not know if talk of mod chips was allowed in this forum, so I did not directly mention it. However, it's a much more cost effective way of doing it and from my experience, if you do it wrong, it won't break anything on the player, the region mod just won't work until you fix it.
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:31 PM   #43
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I did not know if talk of mod chips was allowed in this forum, so I did not directly mention it. However, it's a much more cost effective way of doing it and from my experience, if you do it wrong, it won't break anything on the player, the region mod just won't work until you fix it.
Region mods (hardware or software) are less sensitive here than decrypters; the other BD player thread has lots of discussions about region-free players, including hardware mods (though mostly professional instead of DIY). Region mods only allow you to watch legally purchased movies in a different region; they don't enable potential piracy like decrypters do, which is why the BDA & FBI haven't gone after the big three U.S. hardware modders (all openly operating in Chicago) like they have foreign-based decrypters. (Those companies also modify electronics in general for international use; shutting them down would be a major burden for multi-national travelers.)

I've used decrypters (generally to enable region & other features, NOT piracy) & software hacks for years, but I just got a professionally hardware-modded 3D player (LG BP550 from 220 Electronics) as those are more likely to remain stable over the years than software hacks or decrypters, are less of a grey area than decrypters, and are now cheaper than before as the industry awaits UHDBD. Solid hardware mods are unquestionably the most sound way to go region-free, unless you can afford to import a player from each of the other two BD regions (and those may have electrical issues that don't affect modded players).
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:49 PM   #44
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Can anyone give me settings for this 6500 player that will help with Amazon streaming pixelating? TV is Samsung 60" 4K Ultra HD 3d TV, Yamaha 5.1 sound system. Netflix streams perfectly as do the other apps, but Amazon pixelates. Thank you.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:04 PM   #45
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Can anyone give me settings for this 6500 player that will help with Amazon streaming pixelating? TV is Samsung 60" 4K Ultra HD 3d TV, Yamaha 5.1 sound system. Netflix streams perfectly as do the other apps, but Amazon pixelates. Thank you.
Wi-Fi or LAN? I do have to also say that Amazon's streaming system went through a bit of an overhaul during 2015. One day early in the year, I was watching things on a player they had for a time. I come back and it looks different. Not only that, the speeds seem to have become more iffy. I think somewhere along the way, their whole system changed up and it didn't improve. This was on a PC, though, running LAN. If it's anything like their app service, then that could be why it's getting all screwy.

But be sure to leave details of your internet setup.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:32 PM   #46
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Just modded mine for region-free playback, so I'll be putting it in today. Pretty geeked to try it out.
I'd really like to do this too!
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:49 AM   #47
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I'd really like to do this too!
I just got my first region-free player through 220-Electronics. While I was tempted to get the whole thing knocked out now (the 4K upscaling and whatnot), I would not have a 4K TV to try it out on in the lifetime I have this player. So I opted to get a regular 3D-capable unit (The BDP-S5500) to get me started. What I am hoping for is that eventually, the S5500 or later gets firmware updates to read x265 media off of USB.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:15 AM   #48
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Just modded mine for region-free playback, so I'll be putting it in today. Pretty geeked to try it out.
Hey there.
I'm also looking after this player so would appreciate if you could PM me the multiregion trick

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:51 PM   #49
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Just modded mine for region-free playback, so I'll be putting it in today. Pretty geeked to try it out.
Hi, just got my BDP S6500 (Region A locked). If possible, could you kindly share your method of making it region-free through a PM?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-13-2016, 07:28 PM   #50
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So I just read the rules, and this talk apparently isn't forbidden, I just modded my S6500 and want to give big thanks to SixSpeedSamurai for the info.

All you interested should do a google search for rattlebyte
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:25 PM   #51
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Tempted as I was for a BDP-S6500 when I got it, my 5500 has been kicking butt. I don't need the 4K right now, but I was tempted...the difference in price is what killed it for me.

What I really want is for Sony to roll out new firmware updates that can get x265 playback rolling out on their latest units and up to one or two gen's back. Of course, I only have a couple of shows on x265 format on my TV drive that I have to watch on my PC...so it isn't so bad. And I hope to god they eventually figure out how to get BD-J's to save their damned place with a player hibernating or shutting off with the disc in the machine...
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:01 PM   #52
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Default Sony BDP-BX650 region

Can you send me one as well for Sony BDP-BX650?
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Sent you a PM.
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Just modded mine for region-free playback, so I'll be putting it in today. Pretty geeked to try it out.
Can you pm me on how you did it?
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So I just read the rules, and this talk apparently isn't forbidden, I just modded my S6500 and want to give big thanks to SixSpeedSamurai for the info.

All you interested should do a google search for rattlebyte
Can you pm me on how you modded your S6500
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Old 01-23-2016, 06:17 PM   #55
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Can you pm me on how you modded your S6500
It is in your quote.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:40 AM   #56
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I have been wondering if I would see a difference in PQ when using this player's upscaler vs my TV's upscaler?

Currently my set up is BD through Playstation and then my Vizio P series upscales it.

Would there be a noticeable difference between the upscalers?
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Old 01-28-2016, 02:01 AM   #57
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Can you pm me on how you modded your S6500
As noted, it was in the quote, but if you want more specific:

http://www.rattlebyte.com/
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:55 PM   #58
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I've modded 2 different players with Rattlebyte mods. I can't say nothing bad about them.
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:10 PM   #59
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Does this player offer various apps... well mainly the WWE Network?
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:57 PM   #60
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First of all, as OP said, make sure that you are connected top internet before even starting the initial setup.
The On/Off display on the device looks like a tiny green dot, and also when you press Off it takes quite a few seconds before the unit actually shuts off.
Performance-wise, there is nothing negative to say about this player, but the streaming capabilities are slightly lower than its Samsung counterpart (I own both).
Fantastic product if your main interest is in bluray discs and 3D
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