It can be frustrating to find out that you cannot play a Blu-Ray disc just because it came from a different region. Avoid the frustration and wasted money by using a region-free Blu-Ray player. It may be just like your regular media player device that plays Blu-Ray discs, but it can play any content regardless of the format or the coding. It lets you avoid the hassle of hacking the software and the risk of damaging the device, too. There are many benefits to using a region-free Blu-Ray player, and knowing them may help you decide if it is the right device for you.
The features of a region-free Blu-Ray player may vary from one manufacturer to another, but most devices typically come with standard characteristics like worldwide voltage, smart remote capability, USB port, the ability to streaming media, and 1080P in full HD. Some players offer Wi-Fi, 3D, HDMI output, and 2D to 3D conversion, too. Likewise, they may be capable of PAL to NTSC conversion. Here is a more detailed look at some of the features:
- 1080P full HD – This is the highest-quality high-definition resolution that is currently available to video. This means richer and deeper colors, crisp and clean lines, smooth and softer curves, and highly detailed images, as if you are looking at the real thing.
- 3D – A region-free Blu-Ray player can be great for your home if you enjoy watching 3D movies, as long as you have a 3D-capable region-free TV. A player that converts 2D to 3D can add more depth to the view.
- Video up-scaling – This feature lets you get the best possible picture quality from non-HD DVDs. The process delivers frames at higher-quality, resulting in a definition that is almost like it is 1080p.
- PAL to NTSC conversion – NTSC and PAL are the two main color and video formats that are used in the world for TVs and video players. In case you purchased a lot of movies from a PAL region, a region-free Blu-Ray player should not have any problem playing a PAL video, as it can be converted into NTSC. However, not all players will have this feature, so be sure to check before you buy.