I've trawled through a lot of posts trying to get to the bottom of this one, so apologies if it appears that I am yet again repeating a question - but still looking for the safest, easiest definitive solution. First I'd like to say that I find Apple's position on this decidely crass. I bought a Powerbook to enable me to use it elsewhere other than in my living room. I am fortunate to be travelling in the Far East and Europe, possibly elsewhere. Apple's restriction means I would have to buy all my dvds from one country/region and then either copy them to the hard disk when I travel, or carry them around with me. Pathetic, Jobs needs to get a realistic view on life. We don't all have to pander to the instructions from the movie industry ... at least that's what it would appear to be! So I need to overcome their petty restriction, not so I can save a few bob buying overseas dvds, but so that I can use £1500 worth of laptop efficiently. I am not keen on doing anything that might upset the workings of my new Powerbook. I understand that the Superdrive has an inbuilt 5 change limit and this is repeated in the DVD software. Presumably the software element could be easily overcome, by reloading every so often, or having 2 or 3 versions loaded, 1 for each region. I had thought of doing this on my portable Firelite hard disk, but I don't think this solves the problem. Has anyone successfully overcome the restrictions, on a recent Powerbook? If so please can you give fairly detailed description ... I'm not that clued up on everything Mac! Having raised the above critiscism, I must say I am finding this Powerbook excellent otherwise, really enjoying using it ... just have to transfer stuff over from my antiquated G3, broken hinge, OS9, no USB etc, but must have been a good 8 years or so with it.