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region settings on a laptop

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8th November 2006 14:05  #1

batmadden Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2
region settings on a laptop
hi hows it going, I just got a new laptop and I was wondering how do I configure the region setting to multi-region, it was set to region 2, then it was changed to region 1 when I dvd in region 1 disc, however it says I can only change it another 4 times, so if anyone could help me out that'd be great.  I'm using windows media player btw, thanks.

8th November 2006 14:40  #2

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
The drive will be RPC2, which means you have a set number of changes before it locks to a specific region. You can either flash the firmware (complicated) or get a software solution like Slysoft's 'AnyDVD'.

8th November 2006 16:06  #3

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
yes..the software solution is the easyest way..i recomen DVD RegionFree

8th November 2006 16:08  #4

batmadden Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2
okay then where do I get these?

8th November 2006 16:22  #5

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
It's becoming increasingly difficult to source software like this because Macrovision et al. are buying and closing them down. Just do a Google search and please don't link to anything from here.

8th November 2006 17:06  #6

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
AnyDVD is a lot better than DVDRegionFree, at least the versions I've used.

8th November 2006 20:06  #7

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
Chris Gould wrote: AnyDVD is a lot better than DVDRegionFree, at least the versions I've used.
can you pleas explain why is it bether, couse i've never used AnyDVD ??.

8th November 2006 20:20  #8

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Because it is!  Sheesh! Happy

8th November 2006 20:42  #9

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Like the lady said... Can't be arsed to go into loads of detail, but a lot of DVDs (mostly Sony stuff) that won't play with DVDRegionFree will with AnyDVD.

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