I am currently living in China, bought my 15'' PowerBook G4 at the new Michigan Ave. Store, in Chicago, Fall 93, before I came here. Love it. I have been working here for almost half a year and the only way I can watch American movies is to buy DVDs and watch the on my PowerBook. What is odd is that about 20 percent of the DVDs do not appear on the desktop when I put them into the drive. I can hear the drive spin but the DVD player doesn't auto open like the rest of my movies and I have to manually eject the disk with the f12 key. I can play the DVD on my friends DVD player but it won't play on my computer. And this is just for specific disks. I can't find a pattern or a difference in the disks either. They all say DVD in the inside ring. I found a firmware update that will convert my supperdrive to a RPC-1 (region free) drive, thinking this maybe a region issue, but still the same.