World's First Region-free Blu-ray Player Launched?

Posted: Apr 7 2009, 5:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:45pm CDT , in Home Entertainment


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World's first region-free Blu-ray player launched?

The Momitsu BDP-899 could be the first Blu-ray player to ship without any region coding, allowing it to play back discs purchased anywhere in the world.The new player from Momitsu, which allows you to enter a six-digit code with the remote control to change the player between Blu-rays A, B and C regions is on sale now for $350 from

The new player supports many features such as upscaling of standard definition titles to 1080p, supports BD-Live, HDMI Deep Colour, picture in picture and can also auto convert between PAL and NTSC.
It is not clear if the player ships as a region-free player, or whether it has been modified to play back discs from any region.

Modding a player to remove it's code is fairly common practice amongst DVD retailers, but this normally voids any manufacturer warranty.
Via Afterdawn.

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