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virtu's Avatar virtu 11:00 AM 05-13-2009
Existing information on this subject is scatterred and often outdated here, so I felt I had to start a new thread. It would be very helpful if people could list here BD players with the following:

1. Decent job upconverting SD DVD
2. Can be made to play multi-region DVD (BD multi-region not required)
3. Can be made to play PAL DVD

I'm especially interested to see if there is something inexpensive on the market lately that can do the job (under $300 maybe?).

bobbyslav's Avatar bobbyslav 11:27 AM 05-13-2009
I successfully made my LG BD370 region free (can only confirm for DVD). It played PAL DVDs from region 2 (Europe) just fine and upconverts as well as the PS3, at least to my eyes.

I bought it for $225 at Best Buy.
Robert George's Avatar Robert George 01:41 PM 05-13-2009
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I successfully made my LG BD370 region free...

How?
bobbyslav's Avatar bobbyslav 01:56 PM 05-13-2009
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Originally Posted by Robert George View Post

How?

there is a file called "lg5000.zip" that has to be burned on a cd-r as an iso image and played on the player. it creates a menu that allows you to select a region.
Franchot's Avatar Franchot 02:00 PM 05-13-2009
If you can find a LG BH200, you'd be all set. (Sometimes you'll find a discontinued one at a Best Buy.)

A Momitsu BDP-899. (Slightly over your budget price.)

The new JVC XV-BP1 can be made region free for DVDs. (Seen them on eBay modified for an additional price, but like other JVCs it's probably just a code hack so I wouldn't pay the additional price until I did some searching around first.)
Robert George's Avatar Robert George 02:04 PM 05-13-2009
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there is a file called "lg5000.zip" that has to be burned on a cd-r as an iso image and played on the player. it creates a menu that allows you to select a region.

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[If you can find a LG BH200, you'd be all set.

I just got rid of a BH200. I have all the info on making that player region free and play PAL, including the "lg5000" file.

I'll check when I get home this evening, but can you verify if the same procedures from the BH200 work on the BD370?
bobbyslav's Avatar bobbyslav 02:10 PM 05-13-2009
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Originally Posted by Robert George View Post

I just got rid of a BH200. I have all the info on making that player region free and play PAL, including the "lg5000" file.

I'll check when I get home this evening, but can you verify if the same procedures from the BH200 work on the BD370?

worked on mine
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