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Region Free and lovin' every minute of it!!!

Just got my Philips DVD727AT and hooked it up and whatcha know..region free right outta da box!! no hack required!!
lovin it. Have PAL and other region DVD's on the way to test further, but wanna say thanks to those that helped me decide and gave me the suggests to become the region free owner that most of you's have been for sometime.
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The Toshiba is splendid as well. I have an uncle with a 60" HDTV connected with component cables to a Toshiba 3900 and it looks simply stunning.
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now get Delicatessen...

CDWow -UK [Delicatessen 7.99 (Sterling pounds)]

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Scott,

I'm in the same boat as you..Got my region free on Sat and have ordered a few titles already. DVD Smurf, Delicatessen is high in my list
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There's plenty of mention regarding the various U.K. sites in several other threads, but another great place to check out is ezydvd.co.au - great Australian site.

Like the U.K. sites, their tax is included in the quoted price, but once you register and sign in, prices are shown without the tax for items shipped out of Australia. I've ordered a few times from the, and they ship promptly - excellent service.

A few of the items I've picked up from them:

TARZAN - they have the 6 Weissmuller Tarzan films that are NOT being released in R1 in a few months. 2 DVDs, each with 3 movies, priced at AUD9.99 each (that's less than $8 US each.

LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN - still no R1

84 CHARING CROSS ROAD and STAR 80 are both OAR (Region 1 releases are pan and scan crap)
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Re: Region Free and lovin' every minute of it!!!

Originally posted by scott1598
Just got my Philips DVD727AT and hooked it up and whatcha know..region free right outta da box!! no hack required!!
lovin it. Have PAL and other region DVD's on the way to test further, but wanna say thanks to those that helped me decide and gave me the suggests to become the region free owner that most of you's have been for sometime.
scott, where did u get your philip 727 and how much does it costs?

on amazon.com all they have is used/new. and they are pretty expensive on amazon.com ranging from 89.99 to $149.99.
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Re: Re: Region Free and lovin' every minute of it!!!

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scott, where did u get your philip 727 and how much does it costs?

on amazon.com all they have is used/new. and they are pretty expensive on amazon.com ranging from 89.99 to $149.99.
dude...jandr.com....$74.99 + 8.55 s&h i believe..i had it in 2 days...it was perfect...looked at so many before and couldn't find anywhere..called all and nothing..called them and they said they just got a bunch in...this was prob last thursday 3.18

hope u get one...so far the only prob i have is getting the on/off to learn to my MX-500...it goes off, but won't go on...weird little problem, but i will figure it out.
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Welcome to the club!

I just got done watching my Heat DTS R2 Japan disc.

I have to say..this sounded BETTER than the R3 one I used to have. Those who know about the R3, know why I have the R2 (wrong aspect ratio on the R3 for DTS).

I have to agree...I am loving it! Although, I have a JVC55.

Gotta go, time to watch Fight Club DTS!
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Your local Target should sell the Philips 727 player too. $79.99 + tax.

This player converts anamorphic pal video correctly, yes?
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region free and still not a nicheflix member... yet...
Old 03-23-04, 02:37 PM
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Me too!!!

Just got myself an all-region player last Sunday. Got a really cheap Daewoo dvd player. Box that player was in looked cheap, and the player looked cheaper but it works great. I just watched the Takeshi Kitano's Zatoichi R2 and it was wonderful. Can't wait to get my hands on that Kill Bill uncensored R2 Japanese version with all the red glory!!!
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I think CompUSA's everyday price on the Philips 727 is $79.99 as well. Got mine there about a month ago.

*edit* Don't see the Philips 727 listed on their website anymore, but it might be available at your branch.

Yes, Khai, this player is supposed to do anamorphic PAL conversion correctly, though I've yet to try it myself.

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Can the Philips 727 be set to output PAL without converting to NTSC?
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yes it can be set to PAL, NTSC or Multi.

I want to get Heat DTS..i was eyeing that...know a good place for a good price? i just saw the price at YESASIA..are they crazy??????? they say $37.49 USD for Heat DTS...that is nuts!!!!!!
Also, what is so good about this Delicatessen (sp?)??

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Well, I didn't pay anything for the Heat disc...just made some trades and aquired it.

You have to understand, most DVDS from Japan you are gonna pay double what we pay here in the states. It is due to the fact that their cost of living is higher, so $40 US really isn't much to them.
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is the DTS version really that much better than the 5.1 R1 version?? i mean really? thanks for help.
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Ahhh, it warms the cockles of my heart to see you people in the US finally catching on to what we in the rest of the world have been enjoying for at least the last 5 years or so
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I've got 2 of the 727s. Saved money but blew it on all the R2 titles I ordered... and the dollar v the pound ! Oy!
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anybody on the Heat DTS difference??
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Scott,

In my opinion..since I have listened to both, the answer is yes. The gun fight in the street alone is worth the purchase but other examples are helicopters in the film. Just incredible. There is great use of the surrounds in this film.

http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/fi...ge.php?fid=535

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yeah...that is what i was afraid you might say
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Is Freaks available on DVD anywhere? I saw it for a film class and it was a very interesting film.

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