Finally the Blu-ray Gods have answered my prayers! Oh, and maybe yours too. 😉 Blu-ray SteelBook collectors can definitely rejoice with this player as there wont be a need to worry about discs being locked. (Argh!) Ofcourse, there was the LG universal player that played HD-DVDs as well and allowed for Blu-ray playing of different regions via a remote hack.
However, this puppy plays all regions of DVDs and BD’s (Blu-rays) Unfortunately its not just stick in and play … You’ll have to enter a command to select the region of the blu-ray disc.
973501 is Region A plus all 6 DVD regions
973502 is Region B plus all 6 DVD regions
973503 is Region C plus all 6 DVD regions
But that isnt much to complain about, if your going to complain it would probably be more so the cheaper build quality as opposed to convenience. Convenience this bad boy has!
The player can currently be bought at hkflix.com
- BD-Live Ready
BD-Live brings you the next generation of interactivity, allowing you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more.
- HDMI Deep Color
Deep Color reduces the posterization effect of the playback image.
- Upconvert DVD for enhanced picture quality
Your current DVD will look even better than before thanks to video upconversion. Upconversion will increase the resolution of standard definition DVD to high definition up to 1080p over an HDMI connection. The picture will be less jagged and more realistic for a near high-definition experience.
- Easy and simple connection to HDTV via HDMI
Some BD-video have the PIP (picture-in-picture) function which enables you to display the secondary video in the primary video. You can call up the secondary video by pressing [PIP] whenever the scene contains the secondary video.
- Pop-up menu
Some BD-video have pop-up menu which is a navigation menu that can be called up and be operated on the TV screen without interrupting the playback.
- Multi file type support
Playback Blu-Ray Disc, DVD, VCD, CD, MP3, MP4, HD files and JPEG Picture CD Media formats
- USB 2.0
USB2.0 port for external devices such as Card Readers, USB Flash Drives, or USB Hard Disks.
- Analog Stereo Output (RCA): 1
- Coaxial Output: 1
- Optical Output: 1
- Composite Output: 1
- S-Video Output: 1
- Component Output: 1
- HDMI Output: 1
- Network Feature: 1 – 10/100M RJ45
- NOTE: Playability of self-recorded discs may vary depending on formatting and media type.
- Picture CD/JPEG
- MP4/MPEG4/AVI: MPEG4(AVI), MP4 HD, WMV9
- Regions: 0
- PAL-NTSC Converter
- Correct PAL-NTSC Conversion
- NTSC-PAL Converter
- NTSC/PAL Output
- RCE/REA Support