Best Blu-ray Movie Deals

Best Blu-ray Movie Deals, See All the Deals »

Top deals | New deals  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Chucky: The Complete 7-Movie Collection (Blu-ray)
$24.99
18 hrs ago
Hannibal 4K (Blu-ray)
$26.42
 
Vampire Hunter D (Blu-ray)
$7.99
1 hr ago
Justice League vs the Fatal Five (Blu-ray)
$18.99
6 hrs ago
If Beale Street Could Talk (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Steven Seagal 4-Film Collection (Blu-ray)
$8.99
 
A Silent Voice (Blu-ray)
$19.99
 
Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Blu-ray)
$22.99
 
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part 4K (Blu-ray)
$29.99
 
Underworld: Ultimate Collection (Blu-ray)
$25.09
 
Justice League vs The Fatal Five 4K (Blu-ray)
$28.26
11 hrs ago
First Man (Blu-ray)
$17.00
 
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Blu-ray > Blu-ray Players and Recorders


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2018, 03:40 PM   #1
Cinema84 Cinema84 is online now
Blu-ray Count
 
Cinema84's Avatar
 
Jun 2012
NY/NJ
3141
736
92
Default Has Anyone's Region-Free BD Player Ever Gotten Stuck On One Region?

My modded Oppo UDP-203 once became stuck on Region B and wouldn't budge no matter what I tried. I entered the modification procedure multiple times - nothing. Turned the player on and off several times - nothing. I actually don't remember how it went back to working normally but I do recall the frustration I endured since it was my only player at the time. This time the issue is the player apparently plays all-region discs without entering a code, which sounds like a dream come true but it's actually not since certain Blu-rays won't play at all.

I tried the recent Arrow BD of City of the Living Dead and a Region A Blue Underground BD - both played flawlessly without changing region codes. Tried to spin my copy of Cult Films' Il Postino (Region B locked) and it wouldn't play.

Anyone else experience this problem?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2018, 04:56 PM   #2
Eddiedane Eddiedane is online now
Member
 
Eddiedane's Avatar
 
Apr 2012
6764
22
Default

My old region-free player became stuck on one region or the other and the only way I could get it to change was to unplug it and plug it back in again.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2018, 05:00 PM   #3
Vilya Vilya is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Vilya's Avatar
 
Sep 2011
Illinois
3783
3669
3
2
Default

I have never had that problem, but I also applied my region free mod kit to my older Oppo 93 and just left it on Region B as I have never encountered a Region C disc. I left my Oppo 203 in its original Region A status. The older Oppo became my guinea pig.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2018, 05:44 PM   #4
Cinema84 Cinema84 is online now
Blu-ray Count
 
Cinema84's Avatar
 
Jun 2012
NY/NJ
3141
736
92
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddiedane View Post
My old region-free player became stuck on one region or the other and the only way I could get it to change was to unplug it and plug it back in again.
So unplugging the cord from the strip might work? Simply turning the player off isn't enough?
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2018, 06:03 PM   #5
Eddiedane Eddiedane is online now
Member
 
Eddiedane's Avatar
 
Apr 2012
6764
22
Default

That was my experience. At the risk of sounding electronically ignorant, I think fully unplugging resets it in a way that powering down doesn’t.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
oilers73 (11-05-2018)
Old 10-30-2018, 06:30 PM   #6
hariseldon hariseldon is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
Jul 2010
Charlotte, NC
-
-
-
132
Default

Unplugging the unit for several minutes and replugging sounds like the most likely cure

Clear the persistent memory might help

Power off, Uninstall the module, power on and check that you're Region A, power off, reinstall the module, power on and check the functionality.

I guess the module could have gone bad, but I'm betting on a fixable issue. Seems I have read of a couple people have had the same problem.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2018, 07:27 PM   #7
slaizer2000 slaizer2000 is offline
Senior Member
 
Mar 2007
Rochester NY
1
Default

alot of these bluray players are like computers. If it locks up or doesn't do what you want holding the power button down for 4-6 seconds will often reset it and turn it off. You can give that a try.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
stratford (10-31-2018)
Old 11-04-2018, 04:07 PM   #8
hariseldon hariseldon is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
Jul 2010
Charlotte, NC
-
-
-
132
Default

I'll bump this just b/c I'm curious about if a solution was found?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 08:14 AM   #9
marty-mcfly1972 marty-mcfly1972 is offline
Active Member
 
marty-mcfly1972's Avatar
 
Sep 2014
Portland/OR
Default

I have the same issue with an 93EU, but pulling the plug for a while didn't help. Tried it after a few minutes off the grid again. Didn't fix the problem. Now I am going to leave it off the power supply for a night. Maybe a longer time might help. (small internal battery or such)
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Blu-ray > Blu-ray Players and Recorders


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:44 AM.