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Darden
11-20-11, 03:40 PM
Hi
From today I am the lucky owner of a region free Oppe 83. Or I should say I should be.

I bought this almost 2-year old player from a guy who was very close to regret having it to sale and I had almost to tear it off from his hands. Fortunatly it succeded for me to get home with the player just using economics measures and almost with no violence :-)

The player should be both DVD and Blu Ray region free out of the box. But with the first dvd from Europe I tried I got a message saying "wrong region"!. Strange since the player is bought here in Denmark so at least should this be the right region. But the player should do all regions it should only be necesary to press "1", "2" or "3" when using different regions blu rays. I tried other dvd regions and there was no problem playing them.

I downloaded and installed the last official firmware but it did not help.
I have not tried any blue ray yet (since I do not have any)

Does anyone can give me a an idea of why my player is not capable of playing all DVD-regions anymore?

Mr. Salty
11-20-11, 06:09 PM
The player should be both DVD and Blu Ray region free out of the box.
No, it shouldn't. At least the players sold in the U.S. are not. They require a hardware modification to make them region free.

The hardware mod is easy enough to do and takes less than 10 minutes. No soldering involved. If you know how to use a screwdriver you're good to go.

The mod kit can be found here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/OPPO-BDP-83-Region-free-Modification-Kit-Latest-Version-Tech-Expert-Support-/150657714322?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2313e64892).

Edited to add:

Just to be clear in case your player has been modified, to change regions you do this:

With the player turned off, press and hold the red button (to change DVD region) or blue button (to change Blu-ray zone) on the remote control until you hear a beep. Then press 0-6 to set the DVD region, or 1-3 to set Blu-ray zone.

mythmaker18
11-21-11, 03:31 PM
Just to be clear in case your player has been modified, to change regions you do this:

With the player turned off, press and hold the red button (to change DVD region) or blue button (to change Blu-ray zone) on the remote control until you hear a beep. Then press 0-6 to set the DVD region, or 1-3 to set Blu-ray zone.

Actually, there are a couple of different hardware mods that operate in slightly different ways. I thought they were all the same until I bought my second BDP-83 and had to buy my own mod to go with it.

The pre-installed mod in my original player operates the same way as you describe above. For the new one, you press a different button on the upper part of the remote (not one of the colored ones) and the number of times you press the button determines the region (press once for 1, twice for 2, etc.).

If he buys his own mod, it should include instructions, of course.