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Replacing my old CyberHome player.....

Old 02-19-07, 03:21 PM
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Replacing my old CyberHome player.....

My trusty old CyberHome CH-DVD 500 finally died on me, after sitting unused in a closet for a year. Now I need a new player to replace it, but am wondering if I'll be able to find one with the same amount of features. The main reason I bought it in the first place was for the NTSC/PAL conversion, region code bypass, AND the Macrovision bypass. Also nice was the ability to mix down DTS tracks to 2-channel stereo, since i don't have a surround setup. Are there any players currently on the market that can do all of that, and don't cost an arm and a leg?

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Old 02-19-07, 03:44 PM
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The Oppo 970HD seems highly regarded, and my should be ariving this week, it is (easily) region free, and can hacked to upconvert over component, but I believe is weak with PAL discs.

The 981 is 1080p, more expensive, but works better with PAL, but has potential for macro-blocking with DLP sets.
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Old 02-21-07, 10:44 PM
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Diamondvision makes very reliable dvd players that are region free.
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Oppo is the only way to go.
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Old 02-22-07, 02:54 PM
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Here is another cheap alternative:

Originally Posted by printerati
For the extra frugal, walmart.com has the refurbished Toshiba SDK850 on clearance for $25. This player can also be made region free with a simple remote hack from VideoHelp.com.
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