Just curious, how/where does DVD Player keep it's region settings?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mystixman, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. mystixman macrumors regular

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    #1
    Im just curious to see if I can find a workaround.
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
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    There is no work around to the DVD region encoding. It is somehow permenantly burnt into the ROM and can only be changed 5 times after the initial setting. There is no way to "manually" modify this without going through the software. On commercial DVD players, I believe that it cannot be changed at all. Don't worry though, even though a computer DVD must be comfigured for a certain region, it burns disc with a region zero code that will function in any player. What do you want to do with your DVD player that you need a work around. My older brother just bought a Combo drive iBook, and he is spending the next two years in Taiwan, and he will have no problem with running out of region encoding switches.
     

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