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06-18-2003, 09:09 PM
i bought a dvd in turkey a couple weeks ago. turkey's in region 2 while we're in region 1. i'm trying to play it on my laptop back in the states. does anyone know if this is a hardware or a software problem. is there a patch or anything i can use to get this dvd to work?
06-19-2003, 12:06 AM
I think most DVD-ROM lets you set the region 5 times so after that you are SOL.
06-19-2003, 12:39 AM
Depending on your DVD drive, you may be able to update the firmware and disable the limit on region settings.
Here's a page with info: http://www.digital-digest.com/dvd/downloads/firmware.html
It took about five seconds searching with Google (hint).
06-19-2003, 12:31 PM
You're probably SOL.
06-19-2003, 01:15 PM
Sorry guys...I'm slow...what does SOL mean?
06-19-2003, 01:56 PM
Poopie Outta Luck
hrm..but that's POL .... :P
06-19-2003, 03:20 PM
Out of Luck.
06-19-2003, 05:26 PM
06-19-2003, 09:36 PM
I've updated the firmware on a Toshiba DVD drive (SD M1402), and I can change the region as many times as I want.
06-19-2003, 10:55 PM
There is a program that is called DVDgenie that might help you. It makes the software region free.
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