As I'm interested in the answer to this one myself, I continued the search a little further. It appears that there are both software and firmware solutions. The software solution appears to be the safest, but costs money e.g. click here. The firmware solution risks permanently damaging your DVD player, but as far as I can determine it is free e.g. click here
what happens if you switch regions 4 times then flash the firmware would this reset it to 0 again
i havnt got a region set in device manager for my dvd drive, can play region 2 but havnt tried region 1..but you can change your region there, but note what gongoozler has said about the max changes it will tell you how many changed you have left in the drive properties in device manager
My Pioneer 116 DVD-ROM drive can have the region changed up to five times - the final time is the last and the choice permanent.
You should either buy a DVD player which is multi-region capable or in the case, for instance, of the Kiss models sold by Scan (click here) of Bolton and other outlets, download the multi-region patch.
The same principles may be applied to DVD-ROM drives - many are advertised as multi-region or multi-region capable with an update.
Today's Scan TodayOnly page (click here has a Daewoo multi-region Daewoo Multiregion 9000S5 DVD/MP3/VCD/SVCD Player 5.1 Channel º Multi-region playback º Dolby Digital Decoder / DTS Out / 5.1 Channel º Slim design (W 430mm x H 58mm X D295mm) º DVD / VCDC / SVCD / CD /CD-R /CD-RW / MP3 disk compatible º 10-bit video decoding º 96KHz/ 24bit audio high-quality audio output º PAL/NTSC playback º 500 high-resolution lines º Screen aspect ration selectable (4:3 and 16:9) º Supports Multi-angled view º Supporting multilingual dialog up to 8 tracks and 32 subtitles º Full function remote control DVD player for £41 including VAT.
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