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This is the way to do all-region,
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This review is from: Philips Region Free DVD Player - 1080p HDMI Upconverting - PAL/NTSC 110-220 Volts (Kitchen)
American sellers don't sell all-region players. The players are all-region capable but are set to region 1. They need a code to get the all-region capability.
This distributor (WorldWide Distributors) handled the all-region demand the right way. The item came sealed because the distributor didn't tamper with it. If you get a player from the US that plays all-region out of the box, the seller opened it and entered the code. This item was simply packaged with the sealed player and a sheet of very simple instructions for entering the code. I entered it and it played perfectly.
I immediately tried a region 1 disc, then a PAL region 2, then a region 3, and back to region 1. No hiccups, no video quality problems. You may want to buy a cheap HDMI cable to get the 1080p options. I tested it with component hookups and it looks great, but without the HDMI cable it may stretch all full-screen TV shows to wide. It comes with one composite cable.
Buy without hesitation.