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playing normal dvds on blue ray player

by markgeo2 / December 12, 2009 7:41 AM PST

Is it possaible to play normal dvds on a blue ray player has i iam thinking of getting one but i do have a normal dvd collection what holds me back from getting one if i can i would get a region coded free blue ray player.

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by Pepe7 / December 12, 2009 12:08 PM PST

It will cost a bit more, but you can find them online and in some non-big box stores. Often in a 'Chinatown' (or other ethnic) district of a major metropolitan area they are sold in stores.

There's a place here in Chicago not far from O'Hare airport which sells online as well. It's modified firmware, basically. I have no personal experience with one yet though. Keep in mind some Blu Ray players rely on firmware updates to play newer movies. Here's the URL-

http://www.220-electronics.com/dvd/multi_region_blu_ray_dvd_player.htm

There are some other ideas on the topic @ Metafilter & at AVS.
http://ask.metafilter.com/139623/Help-me-find-a-region-free-blu-ray-player

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(NT) And yes, all blu-ray players upscale and play DVD's.
by minimalist / December 13, 2009 2:02 AM PST
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