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Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

Old 12-13-18, 01:47 PM
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Re: Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

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If anyone needed a reason to grab an all-region player -- which can be had for cheap these days -- to sit beside your Region A model, Arrow Video is it. Then the lists won't matter!
I have a cheap Panasonic that allows me to play Arrow Region B discs with a simple button combination.
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Old 12-13-18, 02:38 PM
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Re: Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

Yeah, I agree with Brian T. Get a cheap, old but reliable A/B player.
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Old 12-13-18, 03:23 PM
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Re: Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

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Yeah, I agree with Brian T. Get a cheap, old but reliable A/B player.
Are there A/B players that play Region B right out of the box, or do they have to be "modified"?
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Old 12-13-18, 03:43 PM
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Re: Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

The one I have — a Seiki SR4KP1– just requires a button combination to change regions. The last region B disc I tried didn’t require a combo, so I don’t know if I’ve locked it in permanently or what. (I know it was a region B disc I tried too because my other player threw a region warning.)
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Old 12-13-18, 04:33 PM
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Re: Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

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The one I have ó a Seiki SR4KP1Ė just requires a button combination to change regions. The last region B disc I tried didnít require a combo, so I donít know if Iíve locked it in permanently or what. (I know it was a region B disc I tried too because my other player threw a region warning.)
It's not permanent, but you have to switch back to A to play an A-locked disc. If you have it B and take the disc out or power down, it remains in B-region or turns the region locks off completely like a DVD players. Some players like OPPO that do have a memory so if you play a B disc, then change region to A, and reinsert the B disc later the player automatically will play it UNTIL the persistent memory is full or deleted. I don't think the Seiki is this capable though it is a monster of a machine esp for $35-50 like a lot of them were clearanced at. I got one just to play with now happily works as my 3rd player.

There are no Bluray players region free out of the box. They either require a modification or some button sequence to change between regions (one region at a time). The Seiki was one of the few that even allowed the latter. I don't think there is any player that automatically recognizes a switches region

The Panasonic workaround worked for many discs and some players, but not all Panasonics and not all discs worked (those most seemed to).
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Old 12-14-18, 12:56 AM
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Re: Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

Iíd recommend searching ďregion free blu-ray playerĒ on eBay. There are plenty of pre-hacked brand new players from reputable electronics retailers, some of which donít require any switching back and forth. Iíve been region-free DVD players for over a decade, but I grabbed a nice Sony blu-ray/DVD unit a couple of years ago that plays 3D to boot, for less than $100. Prices may or may not be the same these days, but Iím sure thereís a range, and the freedom of buying any disc from anywhere is mighty appealing.
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Re: Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

I hear they're also doing an iTunes sale later this month.
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Old 12-15-18, 06:43 PM
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Re: Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

Put in a small order earlier today, consisting of a few titles I've been meaning to upgrade for a while now.

Audition
The Fury
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!
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Old 12-16-18, 06:47 PM
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Re: Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

Does anyone know if Arrow is still shipping some of their newer releases with first pressing booklets? Specifically, THE CASE OF THE SCORPION'S TAIL, PYJAMA GIRL CASE, and IMAGES.

Thanks!
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Old 01-04-19, 09:57 PM
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Re: Arrow Video Christmas Sale 2018 - Dec 12 to Jan 9

Anyone know if the Tinto Brass titles are still being sent out with booklets? --Peter
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