Multi region Blu Ray player
One of the biggest drawbacks of being a big time film buff is that the world has almost conspired against us, locking us into watching only the movies from our region – or forcing us to buy at least two different solutions when one will do just fine. This is a problem that has been endlessly debated on forums, in the press, and all over the industry at large, but it doesn’t seem like anything is changing any time soon. The only option for movie fans and consumers alike then is to support the kinds of producers that give us access to multi region Blu Ray player systems – but there are somethings to look out for before you buy.
Who built your multi region Blu Ray player?
The very first thing you need to ask yourself before buying a multi region Blu Ray player is who is responsible for producing the machine in the first place. While there are some offerings from industry titans, many of them are priced just out of our reach. The odds are you will have to buy a lesser known brand to get the solution you want, and there is a bit of a tradeoff here. You want to make sure that you’re buying from a reputable company that stands behind their products completely as well as offers a reasonable guarantee against defect and failure to protect your investment.
Do your watching habits justify the purchase of a multi region Blu Ray player?
Too many people have one of two movies that they would absolutely love to watch that are only available out of region, and think they need to shell out the extra money (sometimes a few hundred dollars) just for the chance to see them. These same people almost always have buyer’s remorse shortly after watching the movie selections, understanding that they probably could have skipped the films altogether and saved some money – mission critical in our current economy.
Obviously if you’re big time into cinema and need access to a multi region Blu Ray player, this is a moot point, but for all of the people that are on the fence about this purchase you really need to analyze your viewing needs to make sure that you’re not just making an impulse purchase and will actually get some considerable use out of what could be a pretty sizable investment.