Bought a BDP-103 from Amazon and it arrived yesterday evening. Earlier, I had bought an all regions mod for the Oppo from JVB Digital
. This morning I got the mod installed and the Oppo configured. So far so good. I have confirmed that it can now be set to play BDs from any region (one region at a time, though) and can handle all DVDs without having to worry about the region code.
The Oppo BDP-103 is stoutly made (it should be considering what it cost) and I am very pleased with it so far, unlike my experience with World Import
from whom I bought an LG BD550 BD player, pre modified for all regions playback. From the beginning the LG was flakey but finally wouldn't play at all. I sent it in for repair twice, both times having to pay for shipping it back to World Import out of my pocket. When it completely stopped working a third time, I was told by World Import, for the first time, that they had never been able to find anything wrong with it and that they wouldn't do any more for me. So I ate the $200 plus I had paid and, for obvious reasons resolved to do no more business with World Import and to get the word out to others of the company's utter failure to support me.
Back to the 103, though. Installing the all regions chip required that I remove the BD player's cover, which called for the removal of 9 philips head screws. Once the cover was removed installing the chip was a straightforward operation. I plugged the chip assembly's cable into a 4 pin receptacle on the mother board and affixed it to the inside of the player's case with a strong adhesive pad supplied by JVB. Now, pressing the right buttons in the right order on the Oppo remote allows me to see Region A, B, or C BDs. Installation of the chip automatically set the DVD playback operation to Region 0, which covers all regions.
I seem to remember that there is a thread somewhere that more directly addresses all regions modifications but thought I would come here first and report my experience thus far, as well as to throw World Import under the bus to the widest audience possible.