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 Any recommendations for a multi region dvd player?
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:36:58 PM on 16 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

I'm wanting to buy a dvd player which is multi region.
Any thoughts or experiences of good ones .
It can be new or second hand I don't care.
The remote needs to have zoom on it though as I use it on vintage TV sets and often you need to zoom it on some of my sets .

Thanks pete
Ps I'm watching Malcolm tonight on one of my old sets , A movie I'm sure you all know and remember


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:43:14 PM on 16 March 2020.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:01:13 PM on 16 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Wow , you can see why we don't make them in Oz ....the price ! How do they make any bucks out of it , volume! 5 bucks profit times 1 million units at least ....


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:50:20 PM on 16 March 2020.
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 Location: Hobart, TAS
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I can vouch for the Laser, have got two of them.
Play virtually everything.
Well made and reliable, both came from BigW, first one $39 second on special $29.
JJ


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 9:59:22 PM on 16 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Thanks JJ and GTC .
There is a big W just down the road from me
So I will "brave" the shops tomorrow and pop into to big W for look .
Thanks pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:31:43 AM on 17 March 2020.
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Those that don't advertise as multi-region can usually be hacked to play all discs. I have a Sony and a Sherwood and both have been 'opened up' to all regions. Destructions for different models are available on the Internet.


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 11:01:38 AM on 17 March 2020.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Probably that applies to the one you have Pete.

I have an old unit (unfortunately dead) that does (did) scaling as you describe.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 1:32:38 PM on 17 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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I popped into BW and had look at the dvd player. I liked it , apparently it's the best selling dvd player in Oz They also make a blue ray ,but the movies I watch didn't seem to make the transition over to blue ray.

Ian ,I'm buying because pearl uses my little dvd player in her room on a modern TV .
You know what kids are like no class or style yet to be overwhelmed by the beauty of vintage black white TV sets.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:44:31 PM on 20 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Bought it today from BW.
Works well with old tellies if the need to zoom is needed. Most other shops were closed , public holiday apparently something to do with racing


 
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