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Old 18-10-2010, 08:38   #1
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Best place for buying Reigon A blu ray player?

I'd like to get some Criterion disks and was thinking of getting a Reigon A blu-ray player. Nothing too expensive, just a £200-300 Sony/Panasonic type thing.

A quick Google didnt' turn up anyone selling them.

Has anyone else done this, other than by bringing it back from the states yourself?
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Old 18-10-2010, 08:55   #2
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I got a Sony 370 from DVDworldusa, took a week.
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Old 18-10-2010, 17:54   #3
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I got a Sony 370 from DVDworldusa, took a week.
Looks like a good site. They've even got some 3D models. Not really into 3D but I can see the appeal of getting Reigon A releases early.
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Old 23-10-2010, 09:15   #4
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Probably a stupid question, but you'd need a transformer for these wouldn't you?
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Yup, step-down. Most new BD players are very low wattage, (the Sony 370 is about 12W) so a transformer is fairly cheap and small.
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If you have sufficient monies, I'd suggest you invest in a multi-region Blu player. Make sure you're buying a player that can play Region A, B & C Blues, because a lot of "multi-region" Blu players only have the standard DVD component unlocked.

Unlocking the Blu component often involves a hardware mod, so unless you're confident about using a DIY kit with the case open, it;s better to buy a pre-modded player.
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Old 24-10-2010, 09:46   #7
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Probably a stupid question, but you'd need a transformer for these wouldn't you?
Yes, I contacted DVDWorld with this exactly question. They confirmed that they don't ship the players with a transformer and reccomended one that Maplin does for about £45

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If you have sufficient monies, I'd suggest you invest in a multi-region Blu player. Make sure you're buying a player that can play Region A, B & C Blues, because a lot of "multi-region" Blu players only have the standard DVD component unlocked.

Unlocking the Blu component often involves a hardware mod, so unless you're confident about using a DIY kit with the case open, it;s better to buy a pre-modded player.
It's an interesting option, but the pre modded players do seem to add £200 or so to the base price.

My theory was that it would be easier to pick up a separate Reigon A player for similar or less money and DVDWorldUSA do seem to do decent brand players with VAT paid starting from around the £120 mark.
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I am using this version for £19.99 and works fine on my Region A Sony;

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I suppose you've already thought about these guys, considering that the suggestion has already been made about a Region B player that has been pre-mod'ed...

http://www.mrmdvd.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=159

I know that if you want a company that has a good business base, MRM have been around for at least 10 years.

If I could, I think I'd go their way.

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I am using this version for £19.99 and works fine on my Region A Sony;

Transformer
Same thing from an amazon reseller Amazon

It was literally the same, they shipped me a maplin one in a maplin box.

Oops the affiliated link goes to the cheapest reseller, I used In21.

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I suppose you've already thought about these guys, considering that the suggestion has already been made about a Region B player that has been pre-mod'ed...

http://www.mrmdvd.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=159

I know that if you want a company that has a good business base, MRM have been around for at least 10 years.

If I could, I think I'd go their way.
But their cheapest multireigon player is £330! You can buy a reigon A player for a little over a third of that price.
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Yeah, if I already owned a region B player I'd just buy a Region A one - it would be nice to have two players.

But if I didn;t own a Blu at all I'd probably go for a multi-region job. If you get a decent make, players will get incredibly cheap by the time it's knackered, or the format will be obsolete.

Truly multi-region Blu's are way more expensive than Blu's that are only multi-region on the DVD bit, as you have to mod the hardware - and that invalidates the warranty and ensures that the manufacturer won;t service it even if you paid
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