DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

Is there a Region free code for my Sony blu player?

Old 12-10-13, 01:13 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Millville, New Jersey
Posts: 2,937
Is there a Region free code for my Sony blu player?

Is there a Region free access code for a Sony BDP-S470? That's the player that I have. I had seen access codes for other players, using the remote but they were for other models. Anyone have the s470 that has unlocked the region code?
JOE29 is offline  
Old 12-10-13, 01:18 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
PhantomStranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Phantom Zone
Posts: 21,896
Re: Is there a Region free code for my Sony blu player?

http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/3...-regional-hack

A cursory search tells me that foreign versions of this model can be made region-free for DVD, but that the hack doesn't work on U.S. models. Sony is one of the more stringent manufacturers when it comes to locking down their hardware.
PhantomStranger is offline  
Old 12-10-13, 04:00 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lower Beaver, Iowa
Posts: 10,522
Re: Is there a Region free code for my Sony blu player?

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
Sony is one of the more stringent manufacturers when it comes to locking down their hardware.
That's because, 1) They helped invent the format and, 2) Sony is also a movie studio with an interest in controlling distribution.
Mr. Salty is offline  
Old 12-10-13, 07:27 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
hanshotfirst1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Livonia MI
Posts: 9,678
Re: Is there a Region free code for my Sony blu player?

I had to buy a custom-modded Blu-Ray player on eBay to get one which was region-free. Region-free Blu-Ray is really a motherfucker, it's incredibly frustrating. I bed over backward to buy the stuff legally, but they sure don't make it easy.
hanshotfirst1138 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.