I am new to the forums forgive me if this is in the wrong section. I am an american living in germany and just tried to play some dvds I bought in the US and ran into the region issue. I checked for a hack and was unable to find anything easy, so we decided its time to buy a new dvd player.
I am no expert on these matters but was thinking this is the right place on the web to find some experts!
Here are some things I am looking for:
-Blu-ray (we dont own any blu-ray discs yet, but I guess its good to be prepared? assuming this doesnt raise the price too much)
-Region free (will be playing north american region)
-Strong codec support (we are very often playing media of various formats via a USB stick, do any dvd players allow for codec/firmware updating if something gets outdated? that would be nice)
-Good price (i dont need the best of the best, just something that meets the above requirements if possible.) Something between 40-100 dollars max.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated, it would be really cool to find a versatile dvd player for a good price that even has some good tips/backing in the forums.