There might even be three categories:vsski wrote:There are essentially two categories of players available, those that are hardware modified, meaning someone actually opened up the player and enabled multi-region coding, the other is a software download to the player that switches region codes through a command on the remote (actually even with the hardware option you press a button on the remote to switch regions for BDs - DVD region switching is automatic).
1) Hardware modified (Oppo, Cambridge Audio);
2) Via remote; or
3) My setup (I have a Denon BD-player) where I have two flash drives, one for region A and one for region B, that I have to plonk in to the USB-port whenever I want to change regions. Works quite well, actually. Strangely enough the option doesn't seem to be available for Marantz, their sister company (not in my country, anyway, the last time I enquired).