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Momitsu releases region-free Blu-ray player

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Apr 2009 21:16 User comments (10)

Momitsu releases region-free Blu-ray player Momitsu has announced the release of their BDP-899 Blu-ray player, the world's first region-free BD player.
The player will play DVD and Blu-ray discs from any region and is also BD-Live compatible. Depending on what region your discs are, you can enter a six digit code using the remote control to change the player from Region A to B or C.

The player can also playback a plethora of formats: Xvid, MPEG1, MPEG2 , MPEG4(AVI), MP4 HD, WMV9, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, JPEG2000 and GIF. The player also has internal HD audio decoding, including Dolby TrueHD.

You can view the full specs here at the official site: Momitsu BDP-899 specs. The player retails for $349 USD.

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10 user comments

15.4.2009 22:50
llongtheD
Inactive

Finally someone pulls their head out of their a**, and puts out a player
that isn't locked down with this additional protection. This might be a DRMray player worth buying because of all the other formats it supports.
I'll be looking forward to some reviews.

26.4.2009 2:37

this does look interesting but its lacking usb support say from external harddrive and mkv support all in all when i see that i know its time to get a blu ray player

36.4.2009 3:12

You hear alot of people complaining about a device not supporting Matroska these days, given it does just about everything.

Im sure there is a reason why they wont allow open Container formats on a BD player, and im sure its for the same reason they don't want the *nix scene playing BD discs

46.4.2009 5:28

Originally posted by llongtheD:
Finally someone pulls their head out of their a**, and puts out a player
that isn't locked down with this additional protection. This might be a DRMray player worth buying because of all the other formats it supports.
I'll be looking forward to some reviews.
Funny you say that because most of the times, if you order dvd players and such from overseas, a good majority of them are region free and even a decent cheap one lasts a long time runs about $100

56.4.2009 7:28

Originally posted by b18bek9:
this does look interesting but its lacking usb support say from external harddrive and mkv support all in all when i see that i know its time to get a blu ray player
there is a usb on that blu-ray player its above the first 2 circles

66.4.2009 14:52
pphoenix
Inactive

and they got a licence? i thought that the movie courps were making multi region illegal, under the proposals that were leaked from the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) to wikileaks? and seems that,

1. Walt Disney Pictures (The Walt Disney Company);
2. Columbia Pictures (Sony Corporation);
3. Paramount Pictures (Viacom);
4. 20th Century Fox (News Corporation);
5. Universal Studios (NBC Universal);
6. Warner Bros. (Time Warner).

release the majority of films, (be it popcorn pg13 rubbish)and dictate the hardware specs, it's rather strange this blu-ray player is in existence. what happened to global price fixing through regional locks, will it raise it's ugly head again?

This looks like it could be the player of choice.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?client=fi...G=Google+Search

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/...ncy-on-acta.ars

Originally posted by arstechnica:
The USTR summary comes just weeks after USTR denied access to ACTA draft documents on the grounds of "national security," though this was before Kirk took over the department.
Watch out, this player may make you a terrorist!


This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Apr 2009 @ 15:08

76.4.2009 15:31

Percentage of REGION-FREE BluRay titles according to studio (as of 4-6-2009)

Universal - 100% Region-Free
Paramount - 98.77%
Warner - 94.17%
Sony - 76.70%
Lionsgate - 54.84%
Disney - 35.79%
MGM - 18.52%
Fox - 8.87%
Others - 77.24%

ALL Titles - 69.24% (770 out of 1112 releases) Region-Free

Source: bluraystats.com

86.4.2009 16:19
david89
Inactive

i wonder if it will be updated to newer profiles because remember this company is new and with blu-ray movies sometimes they need be updated. oh i wonder if this player can play avchd format because it doesn't say.

97.4.2009 20:17
llongtheD
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by llongtheD:
Finally someone pulls their head out of their a**, and puts out a player
that isn't locked down with this additional protection. This might be a DRMray player worth buying because of all the other formats it supports.
I'll be looking forward to some reviews.
Funny you say that because most of the times, if you order dvd players and such from overseas, a good majority of them are region free and even a decent cheap one lasts a long time runs about $100
Yes, I have an oppo upconverting dvd player that I love, and picked it up for 99.99 USD. I doesn't support bluray discs however.

107.10.2010 18:55
Wildfabby
Unverified new user

The Momitsu remote for your region-free Blu-Ray player seems to be dead, it,s just not sending out any more signals to my Momitsu multi-region B-R player anymore & I,ve changed the batteries 3 times already...

Help! How do I fix this--or how can I buy a new remote?!...

Thanks!!

Kris G.

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