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post #541 of 648 Old 07-31-2007, 02:58 AM
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I can confirm the following US Blu-Rays work on Region B players:

TMNT
Purple Rain
Disturbia

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I can confirm the Region B (at least the Scandinavian version) of The Sentinel, worked in my US imported Panasonic 10A player.
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Hello all,

Some of you might have noticed missing updates to my list, but to be honest I cannot keep up with the information anymore - other things simply have higher priority.. I hope other will continue my list, which I will keep online for now.

Thanks to all who provided me with private messages and other useful information - It's been fun.

Good luck and happy BD hunting.
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Hello all,

Some of you might have noticed missing updates to my list, but to be honest I cannot keep up with the information anymore - other things simply have higher priority.. I hope other will continue my list, which I will keep online for now.

Thanks to all who provided me with private messages and other useful information - It's been fun.

Good luck and happy BD hunting.

thanx for all your work !!
there is a good thread on UK av forum, some retailer is testing region A discs on UK PS3 so they are testing almost everything

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thanx for all your work !!
there is a good thread on UK av forum, some retailer is testing region A discs on UK PS3 so they are testing almost everything

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Thanks Marek. Could you specify the link to UK AV Forum thread?
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Thanks Marek. Could you specify the link to UK AV Forum thread?

here is a link..., check whole thread, user RoughNeck666 is posting most info,

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showt...495802&page=13

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Is the UK version of Starship Troopers likely to be region free? Release date is August 6.
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Is the UK version of Starship Troopers likely to be region free? Release date is August 6.

as it is an old Disney movie it should be region free
(only newer ones are not)
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Is the UK version of Starship Troopers likely to be region free? Release date is August 6.

The back cover says region A, B, C so you should be able to play it.
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The back cover says region A, B, C so you should be able to play it.

Thanks for the help. I'm looking forward to watching it.
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Heya Hli! I have followed yourBD site for some time and I would be able to host it on a big server and keep updating it if others would continue to help as well with titles! It's so much easier to find info this way than finding it here and there on forums... I'll PM you!
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The Samsung BD-P1000 has been region hacked now. It can play BR discs of all regions and DVDs of all regions. It comes complete with a Singapore warranty.

So much for Disney making a big fuss about how important region coding is. It's a matter of time before the Panasonic, Pioneer and Sony units join the list as they are being worked on.

Region coding never worked with DVD and it won't work with Blu-Ray.
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The Samsung BD-P1000 has been region hacked now. It can play BR discs of all regions and DVDs of all regions. It comes complete with a Singapore warranty.

Is it hacked in the hardware or software? If, Samsung issue a new fw, it may becomed "unhacked" (or unusable if they're really evil) if it's a softwarehack.

but I agree, region coding didn't work for DVD and won't work on BD even if it may take longer before all machines are region free.

Same thing about BD+, all copy protections will be hacked in a matter of days, hours, weeks. The studios simply have to accept that and release titles (yes, Fox I am talking to you!) anyway and trust that the consumers will buy them.

Seriously, I'd rather buy a BD than download about 50 gb (if I want it uncompressed with lossless sound, extras etc), to my harddrive "gee, look at my downloaded bd collection, I can have about 5 titles on my big disk"
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Is it hacked in the hardware or software? If, Samsung issue a new fw, it may becomed "unhacked" (or unusable if they're really evil) if it's a softwarehack.

I don't know which method has been used but this will most probably be a software hack as that has been the conventional method used in the past for making DVD players region free as well.

I don't think a new firmware will lock it again. This type of thing is tested and therefore a 1 year warranty is also given.


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but I agree, region coding didn't work for DVD and won't work on BD even if it may take longer before all machines are region free.

Same thing about BD+, all copy protections will be hacked in a matter of days, hours, weeks. The studios simply have to accept that and release titles (yes, Fox I am talking to you!) anyway and trust that the consumers will buy them.

Seriously, I'd rather buy a BD than download about 50 gb (if I want it uncompressed with lossless sound, extras etc), to my harddrive "gee, look at my downloaded bd collection, I can have about 5 titles on my big disk"

I agree with you. The Panasonic, Pioneer and Sony units are being worked on as well to set them free. It's just a matter of time.
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For anyone interested, I've combined the hli's Region code list and avforums list (plus some other sources), to form my own cheat sheet for buying Blu-Rays. The list only contains US releases, and tells do they work on Region B machine.

http://bluray.liesinc.net is the link.

The working Yes / No texts work as a link to the source material (or source will appear as tooltip).
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Nice work, Maxx2029.

This is actually no news since it's either from Warner or Paramount, but THE GETAWAY, PAYBACK (DC) and REDS work fine on european PS3.
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The Samsung BD-P1000 has been region hacked now. It can play BR discs of all regions and DVDs of all regions. It comes complete with a Singapore warranty.

So much for Disney making a big fuss about how important region coding is. It's a matter of time before the Panasonic, Pioneer and Sony units join the list as they are being worked on.

Region coding never worked with DVD and it won't work with Blu-Ray.

how do you hack it your self I have a region B samsung players and have got discs coded like crank and the wild.
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I think ALL Warner titles and 95% of BVHE titles are Region Free.
Only Sony, Fox (in particular) and Magnolia enforces Region Coding.

Blu-ray : 340
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I think ALL Warner titles and 95% of BVHE titles are Region Free.
Only Sony, Fox (in particular) and Magnolia enforces Region Coding.

sony catalog titles are region free too...... or ABC,

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I can confirm the following R1 titles is working on my UK PS3:
Wild Things
Fifth Element (Remastered)

As well as the following Australian BD's working fine:
Con Air
The Rock
Bruce Almighty
Enemy of the State
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For anyone interested, I've combined the hli's Region code list and avforums list (plus some other sources), to form my own cheat sheet for buying Blu-Rays. The list only contains US releases, and tells do they work on Region B machine.

http://bluray.liesinc.net is the link.

The working Yes / No texts work as a link to the source material (or source will appear as tooltip).

Great stuff. I have put a link to this page from my dormant page!.
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Starship Troopers (UK/Scandinavia) from Buena Vista is A, B, C
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Great stuff. I have put a link to this page from my dormant page!.

Thanks. I'll try to make my page to live up to that
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Any news if this one is region free?

I WANT "A MIGHTY HEART" IN BLU-RAY!
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Apparently "The Lookout" is region coded.

Anyone know if Infernal Affairs is region free?

I WANT "A MIGHTY HEART" IN BLU-RAY!
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Great stuff. I have put a link to this page from my dormant page!.

hli- I want to thank you for the great site you have run which helped me a lot in my purchasing decisions from overseas.

Maxx2029- Looking forward to keeping the tabs on your site (and picking up the gauntet from hli ) and hope you encorporate Overseas releases that work on Region A players.
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hope you encorporate Overseas releases that work on Region A players.

That is something I would like to do, but I'm still little hesitant over. As there are going to be so many different Region B releases of the same movie.

I mean UK, France, Germany, Nordic countries and Australia might have their own "version" of the movie out, so it would be quite a difficult to keep up which version is declared region free and does that mean others would be too...

There is a chance I'll add UK, Australia and Japan as separate lists the same way US releases are now.

(I think you just convinced me somehow.. I was supposed to say that the list stays as US release only when I started the reply, but now all I can say is maybe I have something up by the weekend.)
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Looking forward to keeping the tabs on your site (and picking up the gauntet from hli ) and hope you encorporate Overseas releases that work on Region A players.

Just a quick note, that now I have added little over 80 UK titles to the list. On the top of the page there are links (US Releases and UK Releases) which lead to the list. UK List is at the bottom of the page.
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As a Canadian, I would like to thank you for keeping the UK release list alive and I hope that you will consider other European country releases as they come available.

If it becomes unmanageable due to multiple releases, can I suggest that you at least try to maintain a list of European releases that have not been released in North America (i.e. the upcoming U-571 [EiV UK], Seventh Seal [Tartan UK], 12 Monkeys [Concorde Germany]). It is valuable for us NA folk to know if an import will play or not, so thanks to hli and Maxx2029 for maintaining this information.

OK, back to lurking. Cheers.
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I can confirm that the U.K. release of Reign Over Me is NOT region-coded and plays fine in a Region A player. Given that this movie is not out Stateside until October, if you're a fan there's no reason not to import it.
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