Region free for Hitachi GS23N DVD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kfirw, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. kfirw macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I am looking for an updated firmware for my MBP's (new 2010) Hitachi GS23N DVD to support region free DVD.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    See this forum and here is a list of firmwares for your drive
     
  3. kikomac macrumors newbie

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    just for windows??

    Why is the firmware flasher to make my MacBook DVD player region-free, and thus to let me play DVDs again — hitachi gs23n sb03 rpc1 — only available for use within a WINDOWS environment??

    I can't install Windows on this thing for the sole purpose of flashing my drive. That's ridiculous. I refuse. I want a MacOS-compatible firmware flasher for my drive. I am really surprised there isn't one in existence already, whether supported or unsupported.

    As a last resort, what stock (i.e. bought from a store) internal DVD drives could I install inside the MacBook Pro 5.3 that could take the place of the hitachi gs23n sb03 and would be region-free by default...?

    Thanks.
     
  4. aednichols macrumors member

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    I think VLC will play any DVD without giving a crap about the region. Try it.
     
  5. arcite macrumors 6502a

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