“First let me start off by saying that I never buy B,C, list Electronics brand’s , I was reading this article in Sound &Vision magazine, The story was raving about the Seiki 4k blu ray player reviews, so I purchased a unit,I was blown away, how great the video processing up converting was , the colors excellent, perfect for DVD library. You can adjust this seiki player to show DVD clear as a blu ray disc… 5 stars performance Seiki in taking a page from Samsung book. Watch out.” - Amazon Customer “Sid”
★ “Great no frills player. Key selling point for me is the ability to make it Region Free for DVD and being able to switch Blu-ray regions with the remote hack (when player is on home screen press set-up on remote then key in 8520, set DVD to 0 for all region DVD, on Blu-ray setting 1 is US, 2 Europe).” - Amazon Customer “Alan”
★★★★ “Very bad DVD player , plastic material , components Connection is flush with hardware so u need a special ( red / black yellow ) type to push in player -hdmi connection Ok tho / set up @ menu fair -but I had trouble in freezing images / plus Quality wasn’t there threw in trash after - 1 hour / shipping great - as well as packing” - Amazon Customer “the ghost-------------------”
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If I 1) had a 4K TV, 2) had a reason to have so many foreign Blu-Rays/DVDs, or 3) had the money for this, I’d be all over it. Sadly, none of those are true, so it’ll have to be a meh from me. Really cool thingy tho.
As an elderly billionaire with triple citizenship I find it infuriating when I can’t watch my shows because I am in the wrong country… my day is ruined if I can’t binge on some Matlock or Murder She Wrote!!! That is why I love this Seiki Region-Free 4K Up-Converting Blu-Ray Player!!! It doesn’t matter if I am in the UK directing my media empire to convince the masses to exit the EU, or in the states directing my media empire to convince the masses to think my way, I can break out the Seiki Region-Free 4K Up-Converting Blu-Ray Player and get lost in Ms. Lansburys eyes.
In for 4 an of course I got VMP, you don’t get to be a billionaire by wasting money on shipping.
@cshillaber WTF are doing in Cabot Cove anyway? It’s the damn murder capitol of the USA. Stay away if you want to live. Same for that death island in the Caribbean, Ste. Marie. And stay away from Fortitude too. They’re dropping like flies there.
From Wikipedia “DVD region codes are a digital rights management technique…” so if we’re going to by-pass digital rights, and not waste time “waiting for sketchy, mediocre-quality pirated files…”, just head over to Easynews. It’s usenet with an http interface that allows you to see a thumbnail and language of a movie before you download.
@Kyser_Soze because HBO is a business whose entire existence is predicated upon keeping film distribution companies happy with them. You know damned well that Easynews isn’t paying those royalties because that isn’t their business and as far as your blank media argument goes, those few cents are a pittance at best.
If you want to fool yourself somehow into believing that what you’re doing is justifiable and right, that’s your complex, but don’t expect me to buy into it.
@Kyser_Soze If you want to steal, then steal. Just don’t expect us to accept your rationalizations.
Region coding is about rights management, because different entities can own distribution rights in different regions. It’s not about the viewer paying; the viewer still pays. It’s about who gets paid.
It’s an antiquated notion, born in the days when releases could be staggered around the world. Region coding is optional with Blu-ray, and half the time the discs themselves are region free.
As a practical matter, people who buy region-free players do so because what they want to buy isn’t available in their region. Unless the price or quality is substantially better, it doesn’t make sense to import something that can be purchased locally. And those British Blu-ray cases are ugly.
Buying something from another region isn’t the same as stealing it, no matter how much you want it to be.
My region-free DVD player is dying a slow death, and I would love to have a region-free Blu-Ray player, so I’m in for one. I’ve bought quite a few DVD sets off amazon.co.uk and now I can go 1080p. (Check out some of the older David Attenborough documentaries… he’s a master.)
I could appreciate the 4K up scaling compared to my Sony BDPS280 and with HDMI audio frequently conking out, I am tempted. But after trying to consolidate remotes with my SEIKI 4K TV a year ago (and relegating it to a 4K monitor instead) I think I will pass and wait for the smart app Samsung Bluray players at ShopKo to go below this price.
I just bought a Blu-Ray player today from Costco, for $90, iirc. They had a cheaper $60 one. What sold me on the more expensive one? It was a Sony, and could play downloaded PS3 games, if you have a PS4 controller.
It’s cool that you’re finally selling a Blu-Ray player. And we need one. But I don’t give a shit about that region business (yeah, some day it might be an issue, but not so far). And you haven’t hit the sweet spot for us. And we have have other stuff to spend money on. $15-$25 sounds about right. Get back to me on this. Thanks.
Tempted at $38 since the VMP is currently active. And we need a disposable player for our off the grid cabin.
But holding me back - brand name Blu-Ray players are available from our local sleazy appliance/electronics chain for $48. (They even have a Sanyo (Panasonic) plain old DVD player for 14 bucks.) Could care less about the 4K-upconvert crap. And the region-free crap. As @joelmw says above, $25 and it would be a no-brainer.
I was doing the initial set-up settings for this blu ray player and when I went to the TV System menu where the choices were NTSC, PAL and Multi, I selected Multi to see what it would do. A message then appeared on my screen saying unsupported signal, check device. I tired to go back to the set-up menu but it won’t let me. It just shows a blank screen with that message. Anyone know how to fix this?
No reset button. I’ll try the computer monitor – my laptop has an HDMI input. I called customer service and they said it’s a problem with my TV and I need to fix that, but everything else hooked up to my TV works fine.
Yes. I didn’t mean to sound all cunty about it but no one held a gun to your head and made you select multi. Just sayin’ (in a somewhat passive aggressive tone).
Anyways - Try using the composite video out and not the HDMI - you’ll most likely be able to access the menu that way on your TV and revert the setting back to NTSC. Then switch back to the HDMI cable.