[ILUG] Completely OT: Sony DVD chipping question...
fergal at esatclear.ie
Sun Nov 11 18:58:29 GMT 2001
On Saturday 10 November 2001 17:31, Eamonn Shinners wrote:
> Keep an eye on vcdhelp.com, the relevant page is down at the moment, but
> there is a section called dvd hacks which lists the key codes for a variety
> of dvd players.
> I bought a black diamond player a couple of months back for £200, and it is
> region free out of the box.
Not sure if this applies to your particular model but region free can cause
problems, DVDs are being released now which won't work on region free DVDs.
The trick used is something along the lines of adding an empty region 1 track
at the beginning of a region 2 DVD. A region 2 player will skip this track
and move on to the real ones. A region free player will see thistrack, switch
to region 1 and then be unable to play the region 2 tracks!
The ideal is a player which also allows you to select the region manually.
scan.co.uk sell one which has this feature and is supposed to have pretty
good image and sound quality too,
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