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    Region Free DVD Player?

    A while ago I remember a thread about a DVD player from, I think, Radio Shack that could be made region free with a hack? I've searched and searched but can't find it, I want a DVD player that I can use to play Region 2 DVD's here in the US on an NTSC TV, an pointers most welcome.

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    Daewoo makes a couple of models. On ebay I've seen dozens that say they are region free and start around 60.00
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    You can also use a software based solution...search on google for DVD Region free..

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    To cut a long story short, this software does the trick: http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

    You did mean DVD-ROMS and not stand alone DVD players right?
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    If you want a stand alone DVD player, I think there is a hack for the $38 Apex DVD player I got from Walmart (AP-1110W):

    1. When disc is loading continue to quickly press #1 on the remote (any number works, but 1 appears to be the best).
    2. This will allow most movies from other regions to play.
    3. There will be a "wrong region" title at the top, which can be switched for a small stop sign that is less obtrusive.
    4. Do this by scrolling through the PAL/NTSC/Multi button on the remote.
    5. This hack does not let you Pause or FF or Reverse.

    I'll try & confirm this this evening.
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    the Apex have a backdoor or chip replacement that does the trick. The backdoor works on older models....that's till they got sued for it. Now you'll have to soldier a chip in order to make it work. You can search Google for plans on it. If you have an older models. If not, just do a search for region free DVD players. They're out there...mostly from ASIA markets.

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    What about our Slotload Pioneer CD DVD Drives

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...133-003&depa=1
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    Phillips dvp 642

    Can be maded region free and plays mpeg 1/2/4

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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    What about our Slotload Pioneer CD DVD Drives

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...133-003&depa=1
    Use the software I mentioned above.
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