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oaxaca 16th October 2011 10:34 PM

Is there no way of updating the firmware on these tesco players? Or would that somehow wipeout the region A setting?

I'm clueless as I've only got a PS3 at the moment but am thinking about getting one of the Tesco players as I'm desperate for some Criterion BDs. But there's no point getting one if it won't play certain discs because of a firmware issue.

nekromantik 16th October 2011 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by oaxaca (Post 190543)
Is there no way of updating the firmware on these tesco players? Or would that somehow wipeout the region A setting?

I'm clueless as I've only got a PS3 at the moment but am thinking about getting one of the Tesco players as I'm desperate for some Criterion BDs. But there's no point getting one if it won't play certain discs because of a firmware issue.

I dont own one but people have been reporting that multi region does not work if you update the player to the latest firmware. Now with BD this can be a problem as new titles need new firmware. So either you leave the player as is and risk not being able to play new BDs or you upgrade and risk loosing multi region.

Daemonia 17th October 2011 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by nekromantik (Post 190545)
I dont own one but people have been reporting that multi region does not work if you update the player to the latest firmware. Now with BD this can be a problem as new titles need new firmware. So either you leave the player as is and risk not being able to play new BDs or you upgrade and risk loosing multi region.

And this is why I've not gone multi-region yet. I've decided that at present I'd rather build an entire collection of Region B-friendly titles than risk buying a shonky multi-region player that could break down or not play certain discs and leave me lumbered with BDs I can't watch. So, for now, I'm playing it safe. If and when cheap multi-region Blu players become the norm, then I'll follow that route.

Baseball Fury 17th October 2011 07:01 AM

Same here man, that's why if I go multi-region, I'll buy a hardware modded Sony or Pioneer unit. But they're pricey at the moment, so I'd rather spend the money on discs!

kingofwitches666 17th October 2011 09:15 AM

This badboy arrived on Saturday. :D

http://p.playserver1.com/ProductImag..._300x300_1.jpg

Kinda feared the worse after reading the previous posts about possible playback/firmware problems (I own a Foehn & Hirsch multi-region player) but thankfully after popping it in, it played fine & looks & sounds wonderful! :thumb:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 17th October 2011 09:17 AM

^ Mine arrived on Saturday too - along with Island of Lost Souls! :rockon:

nekromantik 17th October 2011 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Daemonia (Post 190553)
And this is why I've not gone multi-region yet. I've decided that at present I'd rather build an entire collection of Region B-friendly titles than risk buying a shonky multi-region player that could break down or not play certain discs and leave me lumbered with BDs I can't watch. So, for now, I'm playing it safe. If and when cheap multi-region Blu players become the norm, then I'll follow that route.

Well I got no issues as I got a Bluray drive for me PC :)
all you need to do is get a drive and then set it to region A and bobs your uncle, as you can have your main player for region B and then connect PC to TV for region A. If you want PC drive to play all regions just get yourself AnyDVD HD software which will make it multi region.

Refused 17th October 2011 11:25 AM

I'm happy with my crappy Technika, it's only a cheap way to watch some region A discs. Eventually I'll splash out for a better solution.
Not sure how to update the firmware though, there's not much info about updates online and I can't see anything solid on whether it blocks the multiregion hack.

antmumford 17th October 2011 11:32 AM

Took a trip to Brighton at the weekend just to have a bite to eat with family and friends, ended up getting:

1. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...thgi3sLHNK7wMQ

2. Another Alfred Hitchcock Collection which I can't find a pic of anywhere online, it contains Dial M For Murder, North by Northwest, Stangers on a Train and The Wrong Man

3. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_SL160_.jpg
The Steelbook case looks lush, never seen the film and don't expect it to be any good but I'm a sucker for nice packaging.

4. http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...qSHWWPVnPh11Aw

Super rare Disney Blu-ray that has 'Classic Number' spine

5. http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...uHF69kMQqXyFlA

Another Super rare Disney Blu-ray that has 'Classic Number' spine, the image is the closest looking I could find online to the actual copy I have.

6. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...w4ImuEPuSLacG0

Baseball Fury 17th October 2011 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by antmumford (Post 190603)
2. Another Alfred Hitchcock Collection which I can't find a pic of anywhere online, it contains Dial M For Murder, North by Northwest, Stangers on a Train and The Wrong Man

Is it this one? Also contains Stage Fright and I Confess

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg


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