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# 214613 20-May-2017 16:45
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Greetings All

 

 

 

My trusty Sanyo dvd player (which does multizone) went loopy last night and stopped responding, although it is working again today

 

Anyway went on an excursion to Hamilton and visited JBHiFi and saw the following two blu-ray players

 

 

 

Note both of these fit exactly into my budget of $100

 

 

 

A Panasonic Smart Blu-ray Player

 

and a Sony one

 

 

 

What i want is the ability to play multizone dvds, plus play Blu-Rays and possibly Netflix, youtube and possibly freeview plus

 

 

 

From what i can tell all Panasonics can be unlocked to multizone for DVD but you need to visit a service centre, but I don't have a clue about the sony as everything i get back says either its impossible or you have to spend $50

 

 

 

Cheers





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  # 1785236 20-May-2017 17:33
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In the past, I've googled and found the hack on the remote to unlock all regions. Try it for those 2 models.

I believe in general the DVD makers just lock out other regions with a software lock not a hardware lock.

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  # 1785237 20-May-2017 17:35
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With regards to the above I was referring to DVD players not Blu-ray.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1785340 20-May-2017 22:11
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Any Sony player/recorder I ever bought was already multizone DVD out of the box.

 

My Panasonics were re-coded to multizone at one of their service centres for free.

 

Blu Ray is a different story but I believe most new Blu Ray discs now are generally multizone or zone free anyway.




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  # 1786107 22-May-2017 17:33
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Thanks Guys





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  # 1786113 22-May-2017 17:47
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B1GGLZ:

 

Any Sony player/recorder I ever bought was already multizone DVD out of the box.

 

My Panasonics were re-coded to multizone at one of their service centres for free.

 

Blu Ray is a different story but I believe most new Blu Ray discs now are generally multizone or zone free anyway.

 

 

 

 

I still see discs that are region B only in JB. They are still doing it for some reason.





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