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Region free DVD HW?

Postby MartinRF on Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:09 pm

I have just learned that DVD r/w-units can have region specific firmware:
http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/rpc1.htm

Does anyone out there know how one figures this out from Linux?
The tool mentioned in that article is a Windows app.

/Martin
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Re: Region free DVD HW?

Postby nick on Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:15 pm

Hi


"view and modify the region code of DVD drives
Regionset is a small utility which displays and sets
the region/zone setting of a DVD drive, allowing it to decrypt
the DVD's sold in this geographical zone. Hardware vendors
often limit the number of such modifications, but it is
necessary to set it at least once with a brand new drive"

Its in Synaptic

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Re: Region free DVD HW?

Postby MartinRF on Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:24 pm

Thanks.

> regionset version 0.1 -- reads/sets region code on DVD drives
> ERROR: Could not retrieve region code settings of the drive!
> This could mean your drive is region free and doesn't need any setting.
> Would you like to change the region setting of your drive? [y/n]:n

I hope this means I am OK.

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Re: Region free DVD HW?

Postby nick on Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:54 pm

Hi

You are usually OK in the EU

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