Region Free MBP with the LG-optical drive...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ZballZ, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. ZballZ macrumors regular

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    I know a lot of you fellow-mbp-owners are stuck with the Matsushita drive, which apparently cannot be flashed region free. BUT, as far as I know, around october-november 06, apple started to use LG-drives instead.

    Has anyone any experience in flashing this drive, so that it is region free? I found a litlle app. at RPC-1 that should do the trick, unfortunately (for some) it has to be run from windows. Only one MBP-user has reported back, and it seemed to have worked out just fine...

    But, flashing the drive is a risky thing, so, anyone else has experience on how to make the LG-drive (firmware AE38) region free?
     
  2. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    My MacBook was built in December 2006 and I have the LG DVD burner in it. But from what I understand, even if you succeed in making your DVD burner region free, you still have two other region protections on your system; the OS and whatever application you are using to burn DVDs.

    Read this explanation.
    http://forum.rpc1.org/viewtopic.php?t=239

    What burning software are you planning on using?
     
  3. ZballZ thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, actually i am not planning on burning anything. I just wanna be able to watch all my DVDs on the MBP! (my dvd collection is a mix og Region 1 and region 2)
     
  4. Chimaera macrumors regular

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    To be honest I've been kicking this one around myself and I've decided I can't be bothered with hacking the macbook in any way when I get it. Blank DVDs cost next to nothing these days, I'm just going to make duplicates of the DVDs I want to watch on the move and strip out the region encoding as I go. That and the unskippable rubbish that is getting increasingly annoying!
     
  5. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    1 more reason to upgrade during the next cycle!
     

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