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Toshiba C55 satellite laptop. Set to multi region?


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#1 Dudleycat

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:41 PM

Can a Toshiba C55 satellite laptop be set to play multi region dvds? Mine only plays region two and I would like to play some region one on it but it wont play them and I was wondering if there was a way to change region like some dvd players.  THANKS



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:47 PM

Can a Toshiba C55 satellite laptop be set to play multi region dvds? Mine only plays region two and I would like to play some region one on it but it wont play them and I was wondering if there was a way to change region like some dvd players.  THANKS


Depending on the software you are using to play the DVDs, you might be able to change the region. If can change the region, you should be aware that many times such DVD playing programs will only allow you to change the region so many times before they become "locked" on that region.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

Not a clue what software. That sucks you can only do it so many times. a bit of a con isn't it doing that! My old Dell just did it automatically and I just watched region 1 and 2 all the time. They should all be region free, just like dvd players, another way for them to make more money though, greedy gits.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:51 PM

You have to search to find region free DVD players. The average Brand name DVD player is not region free nor can most be made that way.

 

Regions is how the content providers control when and where a video release can be used. For example this is how the drive in my Lenovo is set. Notice 5 changes left. If I use the PowerDVD that comes with the computer it will set the Region in the drive to the DVD I play.

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The other problem is that commercial DVDs are also protected thus making it hard to play without using a legitimate player that respects region settings.

 

Is it really greed to want to protect your profits?

 

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