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newbie just found out about the region codes. need hack for toshiba sd-1700

Old 09-02-01, 11:23 AM
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newbie just found out about the region codes. need hack for toshiba sd-1700

I was looking for season 2 of the Sopranos, but they are all r2. the r1 version doesn't get released until nov 6, and who knows when season 3 will be released for r1. i am addicted to the sopranos and i don't get hbo. if someone can give me the hack code for the toshiba sd-1700, i would be very grateful.

i am learning a lot from your site and i look forward to learning more.

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Old 09-02-01, 12:37 PM
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As far as I know, there are no handset hacks for any Toshiba model. Probably your only recourse (other than buying a region free player!) would be to send your model into a codefree company (ie. Upgrade Heaven) who will install a hardware hack into your player.

Other brands that don't have handset hacks include: Panasonic, Sony, Pioneer and Sharp.

-matt
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thanks

what is a really cheap dvd player that i can hack? if i can get one for less than 100 bucks i'll keep my toshiba and just use the hacked one for region 2. i'm assuming any cheap dvd player won't last forever, so just using it for region free playing should make it last a while.

how can i get in touch with some upgrade companies?
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even on some of the so-called hackable machines (Apex, Shinco, etc), some of them have had firmware upgrades such that remote hacks do not work anymore without some decent effort. With chip modifications, unless you're handy with a soldering iron, I wouldn't really recommend doing it yourself. You can have someone do a mod, but the cost is usually the cost of a brand new DVD player.

Not saying that it can't be done, but if you're looking for an easy solution, you'll have do some legwork.

One of those Malata players sounds pretty good at this point.
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www.vdchelp.com lists hacks for DVD Players which may be of help.

Like already suggested you won't find a Remote Hack for the Toshiba's but at least it'll give you an idea of what can be done.
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Darn typing errors...

www.vcdhelp.com lists hacks for DVD Players which may be of help.

Like already suggested you won't find a Remote Hack for the Toshiba's but at least it'll give you an idea of what can be done.
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Re: thanks

Originally posted by hotrod406
what is a really cheap dvd player that i can hack?
Here's another vote for the Malata. You can buy a progressive scan, multiple region, pal/ntsc conversion dvd player, for 289 bucks shipped.

Sorry for the hyperbole, but this is a great deal.
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if i start getting into international dvd's i will definitely pick up the malata 996. what exactly is the difference between PAL and NTSC? What are they?

i am amazed at how willing to help you guys are. if your first post is a question on other forums, it won't get answered, but here i got tons of replies right away. Thanks.
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Originally posted by hotrod406
...what exactly is the difference between PAL and NTSC? What are they?
They are the video standards -

NTSC is used in the USA/Canada (not sure about Central and South America), and Japan.

PAL, which has more lines on the screen and provides (imho) a marginally better image, is used in Europe, Asia (despite the fact that most Hong Kong DVDs seem to be in the NTSC format), and Australasia.

regards, Tim...

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