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Old 27-08-2002, 12:17   #1
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I need some help buying a DVD player.

I require one that is multi-region and that has macrovision disabled. I would prefer to purchase from a high street store, but don't know where to find out about the players.

So far, my local Dixons has in stock:

Samsung 224
Toshiba 120
Phillips 633
Sanyo SL20
Pioneer DVD350
Sony DPN305
Panasonic 180

Are any of these capable of becoming multi-region macrovision free?

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Old 27-08-2002, 12:32   #2
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Hello, I know u said u prefer to buy from a highstreet shop but Techtronics specialise in multi region players with macrovision disabled. There multiregion players are always cheaper than the same region 2 available in Dixons etc.
I saved over £100 on my home cinema setup and received a top quality service. They also have reviews and specifcations on all top models etc.

WWW.TECHTRONICS.COM

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Old 27-08-2002, 12:35   #3
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Assilem - Try www.upgradeheaven.com or check their 'sticky' thread at the top of the Bargain Forum..
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I looked at techtronics - but there were lots of bad reviews of them on this forum, so I don't trust them.

hifibitz don't stock macrovision disabled players, nor do homecinemaheaven

So, is there any other alternatives?
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Why'd you want a macro free player for anyway..?
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I looked at techtronics - but there were lots of bad reviews of them on this forum, so I don't trust them.

hifibitz don't stock macrovision disabled players, nor do homecinemaheaven

So, is there any other alternatives?
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Old 27-08-2002, 18:32   #7
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Assilem - Try www.upgradeheaven.com or check their 'sticky' thread at the top of the Bargain Forum..
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Old 27-08-2002, 22:23   #8
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Why'd you want a macro free player for anyway..?
Because my parents want to watch some of my DVDs, but when I go back to Uni they won't have access to them or a DVD player, so I said I'd copy some to VHS for their viewing pleasure.
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Old 27-08-2002, 22:38   #9
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You could always buy one of those Macrovision disabling cables. Not sure how they work... but mught be worth investigating.
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I looked at techtronics - but there were lots of bad reviews of them on this forum, so I don't trust them.

hifibitz don't stock macrovision disabled players, nor do homecinemaheaven

So, is there any other alternatives?
Didn`t look too hard then did ya Pioneer Dv545 for example. Or Panasonic DVDRV71, 61, to mention but afew.
I don`t see no point on newer models spending time developing new mods with marovision, as most people these days don`t seem to car about quality of mods, or what they offer, instead they just want the cheapest.

So just buy a M/R model, and then a macro buster for £30
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A noobie Q...

What is this macrovision thingy?
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What is this macrovision thingy?
Macrovision stops you being able to videotape DVDs
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