New Mac Mini - Region Free Mod?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by wood0004, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. wood0004 macrumors newbie

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    I am considering ordering a Mac Mini from Apple's Hong Kong store which I presume will have DVD region flags set for 3 and 6 which will cover me in China where I am living now. When I moved here, I reflashed the firmware on my Dell business notebooks with a region free firmware. I am wondering if I will be able to make the mini DVD drive region free so I can play my HK and China DVD's as well as my US DVD's?


    Also, I will be purchasing a new 15" MBP also from HK and will want to mod that DVD drive as well so hopefully I can get both answers here.

    Thank you!
     
  2. no3tic888 macrumors member

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  3. ncc1701d macrumors 6502

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    The SuperDrive in the macmini shouldn't be set to any particular region, but will ask you to set it once you insert a region DVD. Then you can change it up to 5 times before it is set for good.

    I like the link 888 - I've been looking to deregion my drives :)
     
  4. no3tic888 macrumors member

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    The Mac's DVD Player app makes you set the region. Otherwise you can use VLC to play DVDs from different regions.

    http://www.videolan.org/
     

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