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post #41221 of 41227 Old 05-21-2017, 07:44 AM
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I have such a huge region 2 dvd concert collection that I guess its Oppo for life for me.

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I have such a huge region 2 dvd concert collection that I guess its Oppo for life for me.
Even though sticking with Oppo isn't a bad choice, do be aware that there ARE region free mods available for quite a few players; Bob was just answering your specific question about the Superdisc mod. Some are as simple as entering a secret code with the remote, some require hardware changes, and there's obviously the free Superdisc option you mentioned for the Oppo's. Some of the options, such as the Superdisc, only make the player region free for DVD while other options also cover Bluray (the hardware mod options for the Oppo players cover both DVD and Bluray). Options for other players are best discussed elsewhere as it's off topic in this thread.
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Does anyone know if that free software file burned to a disc that makes dvds played on an Oppo region free can be used on other blu ray players to make dvd playback region free?
I think its supposed to work on other players based on the MTK SOC. Do some searching for the "Super Disc.iso" topic and you should find discussions.
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The tray in my 83 won't open anymore. Before I contact Oppo to send it for repair, does anyone know if they'll accept a unit that has the region free kit installed? It's a simple install as I recall but threw away the instructions a long time ago. I'd hate to get it back without the kit.
It has the latest firmware installed already.
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The tray in my 83 won't open anymore. Before I contact Oppo to send it for repair, does anyone know if they'll accept a unit that has the region free kit installed? It's a simple install as I recall but threw away the instructions a long time ago. I'd hate to get it back without the kit.
It has the latest firmware installed already.
Region free is usually not a problem; you didn't do any soldering, right? That's not required for user-installed mods. Just tell them about the mod.

They might have some diagnostics for you to try before sending it in.

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Region free is usually not a problem; you didn't do any soldering, right? That's not required for user-installed mods. Just tell them about the mod.

They might have some diagnostics for you to try before sending it in.

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No soldering; I just don't remember which cable I unplugged to insert the mod
I'll contact them on Monday. The tray started acting up more than a year ago. Unplugging the power cord always fixed it until now
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No soldering; I just don't remember which cable I unplugged to insert the mod
I'll contact them on Monday. The tray started acting up more than a year ago. Unplugging the power cord always fixed it until now
Short term, just leaving a disc in it at all times usually prevents the issue.
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