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post #1 of 4 Old 12-07-2010, 01:50 PM - Thread Starter
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I vacation at a family home in Europe and we want to take a bunch of dvds and blurays with us to watch there. We tried to bring a Sony player from North America and use it with a voltage converter but the thing fried.

Finding a player in Europe that will play NA zone discs is an option but complicated.

The only universal power source bluray player I've been able to find here is the OPPO but it is expensive ($500). Does anyone know of a cheaper universal power source player?
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Seiki (<$100 in Walmart Canada, don't know if Walmart US has it):

PAL and NTSC and format conversion - confirmed
1080i50 and 1080i60 BD - confirmed
multi-region hack for DVD and BD via remote - confirmed
dual-voltage (says in the manual, not personally tested)

You will not find any of the major Japanese brands sold in N America that will do the above. I've seen anecdotal reports that the original 'fat' PS3 works with different voltages.

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wow. just checked it out and it is exactly what I need. you have just saved me $500. Thank you!
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Just an update to the Seiki...the ones in the new white boxes that have the optical ports between the audio/video outs and the USB and network connectors have new firmware in them and can read NTFS formatted drives. I can confirm this myself. It can't do streaming but that's not why I bought this deck. They also seemed to have solved the overheating problem that plagued the earlier version. A nice improvement....
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