MacPro Dual Opitcal and Regions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by e.m., Mar 17, 2007.

  1. e.m. macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2005
    San Francisco
    If I get 2 SuperDrives for the MacPro, would I be able to set one of them to region 1 and the other to region 2?

    Also on a related note, if I decide to get an external firewire or USB DVD drive for my PowerBook, would I be able to set it to a different region from the PowerBook internal optical drive?
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
    I think that you can only get drives for a region in that region, or I think there are some drives that are region free.
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    If you stick a Region-2 DVD in a Region-1 drive, it will usually ask you to set the drive to Region-2. However you can only reset them 3-4 times, before the final setting becomes 'permanent'.

    So, you could buy two DVD drives, use one for reading Region-1 DVD's and the other for Region-2.

    I've considered this, because we have Region 1 & 2 DVD's and finding a replacement multi-Region DVD player seems to be pretty expensive.

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