New MB/MBP DVD drive firmware...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mobilehaathi, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

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    I'm assuming the new MB/MBP's still have that lame DVD drive firmware that forced you to lock it to one region (with a maximum of 5 changes). :( Can anyone tell me otherwise?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    It was on the old MBP and is on the new.

    Plus it's 25 changes.
     
  3. mobilehaathi thread starter macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

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    25? I swear mine said 5 when I set it.

    Either way, its rather ridiculous.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Isn't it a license requirement (to the patent holders of the DVD technology: Sony, Philips, Toshiba and Time Warner) that Apple's DVD Player software that they enforce the whole region lock thing?
     
  5. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    USB2 external DVD region free reader for the win. :D
     

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