Anybody Have Experience With a Region-Free Blu-Ray Player?

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  1. The Night Funky

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    There's several movies I'd like to have on Blu-Ray because they're visual masterpieces, and while the DVD versions I have look good, I'm sure that the Blu-Ray versions would look much, much better. Problem is, the only copies of the films that I can find are all non-US regions. And while I know that it's possible to hack just about any player out there to play different regions, I'm not really in the mood to deal with the headaches involved in doing that. Amazon sells a couple different versions of region-free Blu-Ray players, but they're a bit more expensive than your standard player, so before I plunk down the extra cash, I'd like to know if it's worth it. No point in buying one if it's as much trouble to switch regions as it is to hack a regular player. I'd like to be able to just plunk a disc in and go, just like I would with a normal player.
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    The problem with Amazon reviews, however, is that I don't know the folks doing the reviews. If teh baba posts here saying that he's had no issues with a particular model, then I know it's better than I expected.
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    That review explains why region free viewers are more expensive and not available from normal vendors. Amazon doesn't sell them; third parties do.

    They're grey market. I don't think many here would need them as they use torrents to avoid license issues.

    The couple of DVDs I've bought from Europe I had to rip to work around the region encoding and also to deal with PAL/SECAM vs NTSC. BluRay should be similar at least for the ripping process, but viewing native on a region free player would be better.
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