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pn50c8000 multipregion playback

I just bought a pn50c8000. My fiancee comes from the UK and therefore has a number of DVDs from region 2. If we buy an unlockable DVD player here in Canada, will the television allow me to play out-of-region DVDs?

I unlocked my Region 1A Samsung BD-P1600 to allow me to play out-of-region DVDs (but not out-of-region Blu-rays) on my previous (but significantly smaller HD) TV and it worked fine. However, upgrading to this TV has broken this ability and the TV won't let me play those DVDs anymore.

If I go out and purchase a natively unlockable player, will the TV allow it to play out-of-region?

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As you may know

This locking is mandated by law in some countries. The makers are unlikely to comment on this but I do have ideas to try if it worked on one set but not the next HDTV.

Connect with component cable to avoid the HDCP handshakes.

I hope that you are not unsettled by makers that follow the law of the land.

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Railing against region encoding

I knew about disc encoding, but also making the TVs complicit in this was unexpected.

I managed to get it to handshake the BD-P1600 using component cables - but even with the component cables, it won't play out-of-region discs. Augh!

Considering we're the only continent whose manufacturers are required to support draconian region encoding laws, I'm more annoyed than anything. This isn't a problem across the pond(s).

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Other players?

Any other thoughts on the likelihood of a natively unlockable player working with the TV?

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