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HD DVD Player that plays SD region disc???

Old 05-06-07, 05:51 AM
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HD DVD Player that plays SD region disc???

Is there a HD DVD player out that can play standard definition dvd from other regions, a region free player. I want to get an upconverting dvd player but it would be better if there is an hd dvd player that can play region free disc and hd.
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Old 05-06-07, 11:40 AM
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All HD DVD and Blu-ray players are region-locked when playing standard DVDs.
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Old 05-06-07, 10:07 PM
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All HD DVD and Blu-ray players are region-locked when playing standard DVDs.
gee - this is a 'great' incentive (sarcism) for non-US guys to get into these machines !!!

(not sure if any of the players sold in Australia have SD region-coding - but seeing that Sony is involved in Blu-ray one would imagine that they are locked down. That the Sony PS3 doesn't upscale SD DVDs makes it less of a desired product as well)
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Old 05-07-07, 11:07 AM
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I'm surprised that as of yet no one has figured out a region hack for any of the available Toshiba players?
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