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I am just wondering whether to go the multi-region Blu-ray player route to cut down on costs.  Which Blu-ray players qualify now?

 

Cheers

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I will get the ball rolling with the Oppo 93 and Oppo 95, both of which can be modified.  And I presume the new ones too.

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Andrew Everard wrote:

Cambridge Audio...

...and a couple of Pioneers

 

I was just wondering about the Pioneers is the Pioneer 55 as well?

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I was just wondering about the Pioneers is the Pioneer 55 as well?

AFAIK only those two supported by Bluraychip.dk. But there may be modifications offered by other companies.

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Andrew Everard wrote:

Cambridge Audio...

...and a couple of Pioneers

 

Hi Andrew - cheers for this.  That is how you done your Cambridge one wasn't it?

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Hi Andrew - cheers for this.  That is how you done your Cambridge one wasn't it?

Yes, and the stillborn Euro-Oppo before it – as detailed here

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Hi Andrew - cheers for this.  That is how you done your Cambridge one wasn't it?

Yes, and the stillborn Euro-Oppo before it – as detailed here

 

Excellent - thanks!  Just out of interest where are you buying The Dark Knight Rises from (if you are)?

 

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Excellent - thanks!  Just out of interest where are you buying The Dark Knight Rises from (if you are)?

Not buying.

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Excellent - thanks!  Just out of interest where are you buying The Dark Knight Rises from (if you are)?

Not buying.

 

Ah okay - cheers!  Would you say Amazon.com is the cheapest route currently at 30 dollars for the Dark Knight Rises?  It has been a while since I imported Blu-rays and I used to get use the advertisements in DVD review mags to get places of where to buy, but I am now not sure.  Any useful places you know of where I could import for cheap prices?

 

Many thanks for your help.

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Would you say Amazon.com is the cheapest route currently at 30 dollars for the Dark Knight Rises?  It has been a while since I imported Blu-rays and I used to get use the advertisements in DVD review mags to get places of where to buy, but I am now not sure.  Any useful places you know of where I could import for cheap prices?

Not a clue - not something I've really followed for a long time. But with the potential for delays/charges due to customs, plus any shipping charges to be added on to the price, unless it's something you can't buy here it's possibly not worth the hassle.

I used to use Movietyme, but with the exception of the odd Japanese movie for Mrs E, which we just get the in-laws to buy and post but which are still eye-wateringly expensive, haven't imported any discs for yonks. Too busy listening to music or on here most of the time...

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There is hacked firmware for some of the Panasonic devices at http://www.firmwareinfo.com.  You have to pay for it, but the bloke who does it seems to be rather petulant so I've not had any dealings with him yet - probably will do if I buy a DMR-BWT720 which I intend to do, hopefully before Crimbo.

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gel wrote:
Would you say Amazon.com is the cheapest route currently at 30 dollars for the Dark Knight Rises?  It has been a while since I imported Blu-rays and I used to get use the advertisements in DVD review mags to get places of where to buy, but I am now not sure.  Any useful places you know of where I could import for cheap prices?

Not a clue - not something I've really followed for a long time. But with the potential for delays/charges due to customs, plus any shipping charges to be added on to the price, unless it's something you can't buy here it's possibly not worth the hassle.

I used to use Movietyme, but with the exception of the odd Japanese movie for Mrs E, which we just get the in-laws to buy and post but which are still eye-wateringly expensive, haven't imported any discs for yonks. Too busy listening to music or on here most of the time...

 

Ah okay - cheers for the information and replies.

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Amadeus1756 wrote:

There is hacked firmware for some of the Panasonic devices at http://www.firmwareinfo.com.  You have to pay for it, but the bloke who does it seems to be rather petulant so I've not had any dealings with him yet - probably will do if I buy a DMR-BWT720 which I intend to do, hopefully before Crimbo.

 

Ah nice one - cheers for that.

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Just been searching around for some more, and found these:

 

http://www.mrmdvd.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=159&products_id=1491  -  The new Pioneer 450, I reckon this is a good deal in terms of spec and price.

 

http://www.mrmdvd.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=159&products_id=1369  - Found the Pioneer 55, but it is expensive!

 

 

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