Any new and or cheap region free players in Canada?

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  1. pacinofan

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    I'm on the look out for a cheap region free player. My Walmart doesn't seem to stock the Malata or any other of the "fringe" players any more. Any one know of anything readily available in Canada?
     
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    There have been a few threads with recommendations if you search the site, but just as a quick suggestion. The Philips players are almost all PAL compatible and easily region free hacked and are under $70. On top of that, they are upconvertable and play DIVX and MPEG files as well.
     
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    Philips is probably the way to go if you wanna save some money nad are looking for a cheaper DVD player. I've had one for years and just got an HDTV and I've gotta say...the upconversion to 1080p is really shitty. I'm gonna invest in an OPPO since a PS3 (which im gonna be getting in about a week or two) doesn't play R2 DVDs. OOPO apparently provides amazing upconversion of standard DVDs and is also able to be made region free.

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    I ordered my Philips online from BestBuy.ca because it wasn't available in any of the local stores. I think including tax it ended up being $107. I'm pretty happy with it. Seems to play pretty much everything I put in it.
     
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    WOW! That's high! Considering the Canadian dollar is so close to the American. These decks are going for under $70 here in the US! Check Amazon.com.
     
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    Yeah but if you buy from the US, you have to worry about Canadian customs. I just looked it up and the actual price was $89 for the "Philips Upconverting HDMI DVD Player With DivX (DVP5982/37)". Which is still a little high compared to US prices, but they've been gouging us for a while now. Even though the dollar has gone up, prices really haven't been going down.

    Anyway it was a matter of convenience for me. I was willing to pay a bit more for the lack of hassle. :)
     
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    WOW! I didn't know you guys had to go through that! What a shame! Well, all in all the Philips is a good buy. I really love mine! I have a bunch of Region 2 and Region 4 discs that play flawlessly and DIVX files are great on the thing and I have a ton of those! Great quality upconversion!!
     

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