Keep new MBP DVD drive region free

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by micol124, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. micol124 macrumors member

    micol124

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    #1
    Ok everyone, so.. here I am with my seemingly impossible Q :p

    I am plannig on buying either an MB or MBP when they come out (and yes, the wait has been killing me!!!!). But here's the deal: I currently live in Italy, but I will be buying it in the Us due to price + the fact that I have the italian keyboard. I like to watch DVD, and my previous lovely 12" Powerbook G4 eventually locked the DVD drive to the marican system, thus preventing me to watch italian DVDs. Is there a way to maintain the drive itself region free?

    I was hoping when I installed leopard that it would reset this, but apparently it is a hardware issue. :confused: Any suggestions?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    It depends on the specific drive. Some of them have firmware patches available, and others don't. Personally I use a USB drive for playing imported (R1) movies, but obviously that's not an ideal solution for everyone.
     
  3. micol124 thread starter macrumors member

    micol124

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    Ok... so, how do I find out? go under apple, about this mac and find out?
     
  4. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    I hope the new MB/MBP don't *have* optical drives.
     

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