Originally Posted by radical68
Will they start making these new generation-players regionfree yet??????
Not sure if you ar referring to SD- or HD-DVDs, so...
The HD-DVD forum hasn't defined or implemented region encoding. HD-DVD players are region free for HD-DVD disks, and all HD-DVD disks are region free. This may change in the future, but the current players (A1, A2, XA1, XA2, etc) will always be region free, so even if disks get region coding, it won't matter to current owners, and currently released disks will always play in any player. Hopefully HD-DVD will avoid region encoding forever.
HD-DVD players honor the SD-DVD region encodings, so your regular DVDs have to be region 1 for A2s bought in North America or region 2 for the E2s bought in Europe. There is no known "hack".
I just use a regular Oppo DVD player for my SD-DVDs, since it is easily made region free, and I "need" it for my DVD-A and SACD disks anyway.