Looking for a reliable Blu-Ray region Free DVD Player? The Oppo BDP-80 Blu Ray Region Free DVD Player definitely stands out from the competition. What makes this blu ray player different from the rest of the region free DVD players is that it has a built in PAL to NTSC converter, so it doesn't require an extra PAL to NTSC converter. An expensive unit like Pioneer BDP-320 Region Free Player is an excellent player, but it will not play Region B or C DVD's unless you get an extra PAL to NTSC converter. Oppo BDP-80 originally is a Region 1 – A player, it has be hardware modified to play Region 1 – 6 DVDs and Region A,B,C Blu Ray DVDs.
The Blu ray Disc region codes are divided into 3 regions, labeled A, B, and C. Region A includes most of America, and Southeast Asian countries plus Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. Region B includes mostly Eruopean, African and Southwest Asian countries plus Australia and New Zealand. Region C includes the remaining central and south Asian countries as well as China and Russia.
Oppo is an award winning brand, known for its superb sound and picture quality. This unit is jammed packed with features. It has excellent image quality on Blu-ray movies, it can play music, videos and pictures off the USB drive. Along with SACD and DVD-Audio playback: it has 7.1 analog outputs. Plug it will play all regular region 1 through 6 dvds, as well as Region A, B, C. At $389.99 Oppo BDP-80 Blu-Ray Region Free DVD Player is a steal.