Originally Posted by rwestley /forum/post/16689830
With the new region free firmware and mod kit, the Oppo wins the prize as the best region
Originally Posted by ss9001 /forum/post/16690007
What's the difference in using a mod kit? Wouldn't the FW accomplish the same thing?
Originally Posted by rwestley /forum/post/16691154
...The big thing for me is the that the firmware hack provides the ability to play SD disks from all regions. The hack for Blu-Ray is not that big of a deal for me since I do not own and Blu-Ray disks from other regions.
That procedure looks suspiciously close to the one that is employed for the now discontinued Seiki blu ray player sold by Walmart. I am wondering if that resurfaced as Orei at a higher price!Quote:
Originally Posted by dobyblue /t/1449515/region-free-blu-ray-player-discussion#post_23095066
Amazon Canada have the Orei for $169.99 now with free shipping for Canadians - http://www.amazon.ca/Orei-BDP-M2-Multi-Region-Player/dp/B00AXEBU0W
Just to confirm, aside from a buggy remote control and the occasional refusal to power cycle back up without shutting off the power (which has stopped now that it's in my shut down bank on the Panamax, cycles every night) the player has been awesome.
Will play Region B locked 1080i50 discs converting to 1080i60 (default setting, you can override this in the set-up area) - has no problem playing my F1 2011 and 2012 Season Review Blu-ray discs which are both REGION B locked and 1080i50.
WIll play PAL > NTSC or vice-versa depending on settings.
Will play 3D Blu-ray discs.
You have to manually change the Blu-ray region coding (if it's set to B you're find obviously will ALL REGION CODED USA discs) but it's an absolute doddle.
1) Press HOME
2) Press 8 5 2 0
3) Highlight Blu-ray
4) Press 1 for A, 2 for B or 3 for C
5) Press HOME to exit
DVD is set to "0" by default which plays anything.