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Old 19-01-2016, 13:30   #1
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Region Free Blu/DVD player

Hi folks,

I would appreciate some advice and hopefully recommendations for a Blu ray / DVD player based on my requirements below.

Necessary
DVD regions 1-8
Quite running on grabbing, long play, etc.
Up-scale DVD content to 1080i (not sure if this is an actual feature that’s available?)
Visual display on front of player (something that seems to be lacking on budget models)

Unnecessary
I already have ‘Smart TV’ features on my Panasonic TX-40CS520B, so no need for any of that.
No need for 4K or 3D up-scaling or 2D to 3D conversion
Doesn’t need to be Wi Fi enabled

Choice seems to be limited when shopping round for players with region unlock mods, and frustrating it seems that if I want a player with a visual display on the front then I have to buy a model with a tonne of other crap I don’t really need and extra for it.

I know, first world problems and all that …
Thanks in advance
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Old 20-01-2016, 20:11   #2
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Sorry can't suggest anything with those specs.

What's your budget?

Have you had a browse on http://www.mrmdvd.com/ ?

Bought mine from them last year, great service.
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I got mine from there as well, very happy with it.
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Thanks. Yep, going to order from mrmdvd I think. Going for a Panasonic DMP-BDT370. It has heaps of stuff I don't really need, but I want something decent and its within my £200 budget.

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Thanks. Yep, going to order from mrmdvd I think. Going for a Panasonic DMP-BDT370. It has heaps of stuff I don't really need, but I want something decent and its within my £200 budget.
I've got this one, very pleased with it. The Netflix App is very good too - albeit an annoying Netflix button on the remote - too big!
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I have a lower end Panasonic, but same remote and YES that Netflix button!!
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Sony remote has the same
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Think I'll be looking for something similar soon, I can't believe region coding is still a thing in these days of digital media!

Don't need it to be smart just region free for DVD and Blu-ray and good picture quality and quiet, is http://www.mrmdvd.com/ still the best way to go?
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Think I'll be looking for something similar soon, I can't believe region coding is still a thing in these days of digital media!

Don't need it to be smart just region free for DVD and Blu-ray and good picture quality and quiet, is http://www.mrmdvd.com/ still the best way to go?


4K UHD is region free and the titles so far from the big studios like Fox seem to be global versions as the US releases have European language subtitles.

For multi region BD would definitely still use Mrmdvd (multiregionmagic) with their ICOS chipped Panasonic and Sony. Need a additional player for my flat in Stockholm so will be buying from them next month.
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Thanks looking at the Sony 5500 or maybe the 6500 or Panasonic 460 if I decide to go for 4k compatible, however I've read that a decent 4k TV will upscale just as well.

Still got my 9 year old Samsung plasma, only going to replace it when it finally dies.
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For Sony at Mrmdvd I would pay the extra for the 3700 or 5700 as these were only launched in March 2016 so you will get firmware support for longer. The 5500 is at least 18 months old so you may only get a few more years of firmware support. I am thinking of the 6700 as the 3700 is a bit basic with features.
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Yeah I was looking under £200 if possible, the newer 3700 is £189 but the older 6500 is the same price but has more features and 4k upscaling. I can't find many reviews on the newer models though. How noisy they are is a factor as well, which was one reason I was considering the bump up to the panny.
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