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Morning all. 

I purchased my first all region blu player finally.  I couldn't stand being unable to amass all those beautiful foreign steelbooks of movies that are either not available in the USA or have super cheap garbage steels. 

However,  I'm curious what any other owners of these players could advise regarding software updates.  What I'm asking is I've read that the players often have automatic software updates.  And when these happen there is a possibility that the player will no longer be all region.  Have any of you run into this? Any advice? 

I'm concerned of turning my player into a paperweight.  Thanks in advance.

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2 hours ago, Mutantsmiley said:

Morning all. 

I purchased my first all region blu player finally.  I couldn't stand being unable to amass all those beautiful foreign steelbooks of movies that are either not available in the USA or have super cheap garbage steels. 

However,  I'm curious what any other owners of these players could advise regarding software updates.  What I'm asking is I've read that the players often have automatic software updates.  And when these happen there is a possibility that the player will no longer be all region.  Have any of you run into this? Any advice? 

I'm concerned of turning my player into a paperweight.  Thanks in advance.

 

Hi @Mutantsmiley usually these players are built or hardware modded in such a way that software updates don't cause any problems. To be sure I'd contact the retailer that you bought it from and ask them. 

 

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17 hours ago, Mutantsmiley said:

Morning all. 

I purchased my first all region blu player finally.  I couldn't stand being unable to amass all those beautiful foreign steelbooks of movies that are either not available in the USA or have super cheap garbage steels. 

However,  I'm curious what any other owners of these players could advise regarding software updates.  What I'm asking is I've read that the players often have automatic software updates.  And when these happen there is a possibility that the player will no longer be all region.  Have any of you run into this? Any advice? 

I'm concerned of turning my player into a paperweight.  Thanks in advance.

I would stay away from any updates. I had a region free player once, and a disc was not playing, so I did an update and after that the codefree feature did no longer work. I got it replaced in the end but really not worth the trouble.

 

Some years back I simply bought a US player to be able to play all the stuff from that region. It is much cheaper to have multible players from different regions then get a region free player.

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6 hours ago, extantsrevenge said:

I would stay away from any updates. I had a region free player once, and a disc was not playing, so I did an update and after that the codefree feature did no longer work. I got it replaced in the end but really not worth the trouble.

 

Some years back I simply bought a US player to be able to play all the stuff from that region. It is much cheaper to have multible players from different regions then get a region free player.

 

 

Yeah Nils I never bother with any updates on my players and FWIW, I’ve never had a prob w/my region free blu-ray players!;)

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