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post #1 of 4 Old 04-23-2014, 03:35 PM - Thread Starter
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Would like to start buying dvd concerts from Amazon.com UK that are not released in US.Would like a reliable player recommendation that is region free(plays region 2) and plays PAL discs. thanks Matt

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Price range?

OPPO has always supported PAL. Their DVD players (long out of production) could be made region free with a remote code. For the Blu-ray players there is a free third-party software mod that makes them region-free for DVD.

Region free for Blu-ray requires a hardware mod.

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If Oppos are out of your price range or you want to go new then I'd suggest a Pioneer DVD player. If you purchase them from a place like B&H Photo then they should have already been made region free, otherwise it can be easily done via the remote. Pios also do a good job of converting PAL to NTSC. I like the 400 series but the less expensive 2000 series may work for you as well. Looks like B&H currently has a open box 410 for $60 + shipping and Amazon has some new 420s for $90 w/free shipping, the 2012 is listed at $45 + shipping. I'm not a big fan of the Philips models but AFAIK many can be made region free and are probably your lowest cost brand name.

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