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    Sony BDP-S360 on the way out slowly

    I think my old Sony is beginning to give up the ghost. I had ordered region free BluRay sets for MadMax and Lethal Weapon and the first BluRay of both series have been giving me problems on start up. I had to either power off the player or eject/reinsert the disc multiple times or both before the player started to read the disc. Once it started playing, it was trouble free however.

    Since my Sony was a solid peformer, I'm looking at another Sony...a BDP-S550 which I can get at BestBuy for $130.00 not including taxes. The Canadian Best Buy Specs says its not a region free and only plays region A. Amazon.ca says it is a region free player. Who do I believe?

    I chatted with Sony and they told me that there is no guarentee that it would play all region free discs depending on how they are mastered. I've expanded my models to these three;

    BDP-S500 for $129.00 (no 4K upscaling)
    BDP-S6200 for 129.00 (last years model with 4K upscaling)
    BDP-S6500 for $179.00 (This years model with 4K upscaling)
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    Senior Member David Vaughn's Avatar
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    I'm not sure if any of those are region free. Did you do a Google search to see if anyone mentions that? I haven't reviewed a Sony player for a few years, but the last one I did was a solid player, especially for the price.
    David Vaughn
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    I posted the question in Amazon and it turns out that the sellers have modified the players to be region free.

    I went to Best Buy with BluRays in tow and the players loaded each and every time and 10x faster to boot. Maybe I'll keep the older player as a dedicated CD player only even though all my CDs have been ripped to a hard drive. I don't know yet what I wanna do with old player.
    Main System/Second System
    Receiver Yamaha RX-V1800/Yamaha RX-V1500
    Turntable ProJect Xpression III with Ortofon Red
    Cassette Deck Yamaha KX-800U
    BluRay/CD Yamaha BD-S681/Sony BDP-S360
    Media Player Kodi + Iomega with 1TB internal drive/WD with 3TB USB drive
    Display Samsung UN65KU6491"/Vizio SV-470M"
    Speakers PSB Image T-45/Alphas Front, PSB Image 8C/100c Center, PSB Image 1B/Alpha Mites Surrounds
    Subwoofer Rythmic LV12-R/PSB Subsonic 5

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