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  Reply # 271156 9-Nov-2009 06:34
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Aespablo, suggest you start a new thread and you will get a lot more reply's.







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  Reply # 271157 9-Nov-2009 06:41
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pebbles: Nope, they have always been dominantly region encoded. about 1 in 20 seem to be region free.


Pebbles not sure where you have that info from but it is not correct. The majority of blurays are region free. There are some that are region coded but checking on the site listed above http://bluray.liesinc.net/index.php?region=b is a good place to start for confirming if region free. There are other sites that have similar lists.

There are a couple of people on AudioEnz that have imported region A PS3's might be worth posting there so see if they have found it a problem.







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AESPABLO: I hope I'm not going off topic but I will be buying a AV receiver for the blu-ray. The salesperson at Harvey Norman said I have to get the later model receivers with HDMI indicated on the front panel or else the blu-ray will not show the best picture quality. Is this true? or can I just buy a decent second hand one from Trademe as long as it is a 5.1 but without HDMI indicated on the front panel. I am confused as I thought the function of the receiver was mostly for sound.


He's just trying to make more money off you :) he'd probably only sell you a switching HDMI model reciever anyway.  You can just connect the player straight up to your TV, the Player/TV will do most of the upscaling for standard DVD movies. 


Yeah sure, you can get one off Trademe.
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  Reply # 272206 11-Nov-2009 23:42
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HN are full of idiots.

Earlier implementation of HDMI in AVRs shouldn't affect picture quality unless the receiver was crap at passing/processing video (and many were/are).

The big difference is the latest AVRs can handle HD sound formats through HDMI, either as a bitstream or decoded to LPCM.

Using HDMI for audio can be problematic (eg. increased jitter) but the sheer convenience of a single wire connection between BD player and AVR is hard to pass up.

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