Region free DVD for PC

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Marc_E, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. Marc_E

    Marc_E Supporting Actor

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    Hi all,
    Is the Toshiba SD-m1712 a region free player? I am building my first HTPC and want to make sure it is.
    System so far:
    ASUS P4PE MB
    P4 2ghz
    1gig PC333

    To be bought:
    Seagate barracuda 120gb HD
    Toshiba SD-M1712B
    ATI Radeon 9500 pro 128MB
    and more
    undecided on case but I am thinking about the new Antec Fusion.

    Thanks
    Marc
     
  2. Tekara

    Tekara Supporting Actor

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    I dunno if I can say this sorta stuff but it doesn't deal with the direct countering of the copy protections on a disk and regional coding is something I don't believe in so I'll just go ahead and say it.

    I use a program called "DVD Genie" which counters the restriction on the number of times that you can change the region encoding of a DVD-Drive. all DVD drives are supposed to allow for a minimum of 5 alterations to the region encoding before permanently locking but DVD Genie allows for you to change it however many times you wish.
     
  3. Steve_Ch

    Steve_Ch Supporting Actor

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    Go to dvdhelp.com (formerly vcdhelp.com) and sniff around, they have list of all these stuff. Generally, DVD drive manufactured before 2000 are safe, else may be. I have a LiteOn, I think it's a 2002 model, and it's region free.
     

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