View Full Version : Multi Region Blu ? Worth it ?
03-10-2009, 04:52 PM
Is it worth the extra for a MR blu player over a standard UK only player ? Looking at getting a Panny BD60 and currently undecided on MR for Blu or not...Help me decide please..???!!
03-10-2009, 08:31 PM
That's very much down to where you get your discs
I think it used to me more important in the earlier days of DVDs as stuff was released on region 1 way before here
Personally I wouldnt pay more, but if you think you want to buy US discs then go for it
03-10-2009, 08:33 PM
I'm far less convinced about the need for MR BD than I was for DVD as the discs are available far quicker than early DVD releases in the UK. Plus early PAL DVD players were not progressive and only NTSC players were, but this is not an issue with BD players.
However just recently I was made to regret having a Region B only player when I wanted to get the David Gilmour Live BD that was £10 on Amazon UK for the Region A disc, but £35 for the Region B disc. These sort of price differences are not the standard, but this one hurt and did make me think about MR again.
03-10-2009, 11:01 PM
I have a DMPBD55 for about a year now, MR on BR. Mainly because I travel a lot on business, and my original BR collection was Region A...now I have a mixed collection, im stuck with having a MR model ongoing
its nice being able to buy discs anywhere at the airport and not worry, and also the odd occasion where they US release is months ahead
its not like it used to be with DVD though, if starting again from scratch, I could quite easily manage with a UK only model
04-10-2009, 08:20 PM
There are a select few titles which are not available in the UK but it's such a small amount that I wouldn't pay extra for a MR unit.
I'm sure once a few brave manufacturers release MR codes for existing machines, then all will do the same.
I'm looking at you Denon!
05-10-2009, 10:46 AM
Also with the £/$ exchange rate I haven't purchased any US disks on import. I have access to both Region A/B players and just wait for the UK release now as it's quite a bit cheaper.
09-10-2009, 08:53 AM
My player is Region A only, hasn't been a problem but, as Jonas says, the crappy exchange rate means it's now no cheaper (and sometimes more expensive) to buy US discs from within the UK.
I've not bought a Region B disc yet, but it seems that most big movies are region free in any case.
23-10-2009, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the replys guys..I think Im just gonna stick with a UK player at the moment, as long as its MR for DVD I think that should suffice for now..prob gonna go for a Panny BD-60..any thoughts ?
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