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?
Panasonic 50GT50, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series & B&W PV1.
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.
...and a couple of Pioneers
Consulting Editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision/whathifi.com Audio Editor, Gramophone
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.
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)?
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.
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...
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.
Things will never be the same again
Ah okay - cheers for the information and replies.
Ah nice one - cheers for that.
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!
And some more:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TOSHIBA-BDX3200-Multi-Region-Blu-Ray-Player/dp/B008ZBZSLC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350410021&sr=8-1 - This one looks quite interesting.
© 2013 Haymarket Publishing