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Topic # 171606 24-Apr-2015 16:18
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Anyone made a Samsung Blu-ray player region free? In particular the BD-H5500 model.

Few Blurays I want from the US that aren't available in NZ.

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  Reply # 1291006 24-Apr-2015 17:53
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Personally, if I was you, I'd buy a US BluRay player that works natively on NZ power at the same time as the discs...

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  Reply # 1291052 24-Apr-2015 18:59
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I didn't think it was possible to multi-zone a BR player, only the DVD playback function.  I think there used to be one or two models that with a bit of work could be made BR multi-zone, but to the best of my knowledge they disappeared from the market.  Happy to stand corrected but I think you are out of luck.      




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  Reply # 1292193 27-Apr-2015 12:19
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scuwp: I didn't think it was possible to multi-zone a BR player, only the DVD playback function.  I think there used to be one or two models that with a bit of work could be made BR multi-zone, but to the best of my knowledge they disappeared from the market.  Happy to stand corrected but I think you are out of luck.      


Oppo blu ray players can be easily made region free for blu ray discs.  Unsure about any other brands though.

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  Reply # 1292285 27-Apr-2015 15:26
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If you want to de-region a bluray player, you have picked the wrong brand. Samsung and Sony units are the most locked down of all.

Either scout around until you find a de-regionable model and buy that, or land a second player from the US (and check voltage compatibility if you do). As far as I know, you are wasting your time trying to de-region a Samsung.

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  Reply # 1296165 3-May-2015 16:08
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MarkX:
scuwp: I didn't think it was possible to multi-zone a BR player, only the DVD playback function.  I think there used to be one or two models that with a bit of work could be made BR multi-zone, but to the best of my knowledge they disappeared from the market.  Happy to stand corrected but I think you are out of luck.      


Oppo blu ray players can be easily made region free for blu ray discs.  Unsure about any other brands though.


I did that but it required a hardware mod. Nothing fancy - just a daughter board that plugged into the main board and then region selection could be done with the remote.

I think it was this kit for the BDP-80

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OPPO-BDP-80-Blu-ray-Player-All-Region-Hardware-Kit-/160964835922?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item257a407a52


Hardly use that feature now since if I cannot play a local BD (my Oppo was originally set to region A) then I just rip it and stick it on the server.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 

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  Reply # 1301046 9-May-2015 07:22
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check out
http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/oppo-bdp-103au-3d-blu-ray-disc-player-hardware-modified.html
we are looking at making Pioneer Blu-ray players zone free as well

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