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Old 02-27-01, 01:03 AM
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A couple of months ago, I thought I read a blurb on one of the threads from a DVDTalker that he/she thought that the majority of the DVDTalkers had a region-free solution. However, from the somewhat intense discussions in the past few weeks on the R0 CTHD DVD, it appears that this may not be the case - many of you do not have a region-free or region-settable DVD player.

So it would be interesting to see what percentage of you actually currently have a region-free solution. A DVD-Rom that is region free counts. It would also be nice to see what brand the player is and if it is a chipped/modded player. If you don't have a region-free player, what would it take for you to seriously think about getting one?


I have a mod Sony 7700, and a Toshiba DVD-Rom that is region settable. Looking to replace the 7700 if RCE takes off.
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Old 02-27-01, 01:24 AM
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I don't have a region free dvd player, but do have a dvd-rom. I use DVDGenie to play all regions. (only used it for "Crouching Tiger", region 3) Most of the dvds not from US are region 0, so there is no need for me to get a region free dvd player. Also it would be too expensive to deal with the NTSC and PAL conversion.


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Apex 600A and a couple of region-free DVD-ROM drives.
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Old 02-27-01, 03:28 AM
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Pioneer 717 PAL player chipped to play all regions.
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Old 02-27-01, 04:32 AM
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Pioneer 717 - Chipped to play all regions.

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Old 02-27-01, 09:47 AM
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I heard the Pioneer 525 is Multi-Region out of the box. Is this true? I havent tried a different region DVD on my player yet.
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apex 600a and a dvd rom drive that is now region free
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Old 02-27-01, 06:43 PM
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region-switchable, and does PAL to NTSC conversion....

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Old 02-27-01, 06:52 PM
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Old 02-27-01, 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by Kelvecion
Pioneer 717 - Chipped to play all regions.

(is there an echo in here?)
Unlike the UK and I presume the rest of Europe multi standard TV's (PAL/NTSC) are rare here in the US, so this solution probably would not work for most people here in the US. The Sampo/Apex/Raite players are probably the easiest and cheapest solution but not the best WRT software compatibility.
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I am using A Pioneer 525 and i got 2 years warranty...incase the machine stops playing any region then i can return it for a new model!The player is very good and its region free.
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Old 02-27-01, 11:33 PM
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Apex 600A, but NOT region free and NO hidden menu (but it plays T2:UE)
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Old 02-28-01, 07:43 AM
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Cloud...the thread is asking how many people have region free players, not for region free solutions...
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Old 02-28-01, 12:28 PM
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have some software solutions for my DVD rom drives (win and iBook) .. but i never had the urge to try them yet
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Old 03-06-01, 09:57 AM
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Ihave an Apex 600a. It automatically converts PAL to NTSC. I just recieved Drunken Master and Drive in the mail the other day and both are Region 0 but PAL. I play them perfectly. I love my Apex!!!!!
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Old 03-07-01, 01:34 AM
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I've got a loophole Apex.
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Old 03-07-01, 01:37 AM
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A few

Apex 600-A: Sucks for PAL conversion.

Hitachi DVDROM/DXR3: Much much better for Pal conversion.

Pioneer 525: no rinky dink generic asian all region player beats a chipped quality player

3 different all region setups...absurd isn't it? Now if only we had some nice multi-standard tv's over here in North America....
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Old 03-07-01, 08:05 AM
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I've got an Apex, but I'm about to sell it because it plays like crap and I never use the loopholes.
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Old 03-07-01, 09:28 AM
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I have an Apex 703 with home made flash rom upgrade to make it region and MV free. I need a region free DVD player b/c I am Chinese and watches Chinese DVDs from time to time. The Apex has worked well for me so far. (Keeping my fingers crossed)
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Old 03-09-01, 08:44 AM
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Apex 703

My Apex 703 was recently flashed as well. It SAYS it will run all regions, but I will see if it truly works when I get the Japanese version of Mad Max (original Aussie dialogue). But unfortunately it does not play T2 UE -- bleah.

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Old 03-09-01, 11:52 AM
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Apex 600A ($99 at KMart last T-day!) chipped for region-free and to handle seamless branching, etc.
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Old 03-09-01, 12:04 PM
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I believe my panasonic p10 (portable) player is region free, but im not 100% sure.
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Old 03-09-01, 12:34 PM
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region free sony portable fx1 ... won't play RCe though ...
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