From my past run ins with this.
by R. Proffitt - 3/6/13 4:07 PM
In Reply to: I don't get it...what is it that the TV doesn't like? by hattoncote
We use a region free or "world player" and avoid copy protected links like HDMI. I found it surprising to find Amazon.com to have such things now. I bet Amazon.ca has them too.
I can't guess why it worked before but it's a well discussed topic and as you discovered the big name makers must "OBEY" the regions and more. I hope you can figure that much out.