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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:49 AM

:thumbsup: Just been doing a little snooping in Device Manager and found under
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S Properties. DVD Region there is a place to select a country. I don't have (Not Selected) Does any body know what this is and should I select one (United States)? It says I have 5 changes remaining.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:33 AM

Leave it alone as long as all of your DVD movies play/rip ok. Disks (movies) from other continents/countries have different region codes to prevent piracy. If you do get a disk from another region, there are plenty of programs to bypass content protection (but we can't talk about that here).

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:57 AM

Thank you dpunisher; wilco

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 09:18 PM

FYI:

Once you use up your 5 changes, you will have a useless metal box with no way to rejuvenate it, so do not change region unless absolutely necessary.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:30 AM

I don't think I need to. I will just leave it alone. I just wondered what it was. Thanks to all.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:17 AM

Many people need region free firmware so their drives can play disks from all over the world, many countries like Oz do not even support region protection even tho they have strict antipiracy laws in place.

The whole concept of region protection seems flawed and dated in today's market place.
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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:33 PM

I totally agree, Chewy.

This is one subject that really makes me see red. If I have a legitimate disk, who thinks they have the right to tell me where and when I can play it??????????

This is one case where I have no compunction at all about removing protection.

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