Region 1 dvds

  hector710 12:43 24 Nov 2004

I play region 1 dvds on my multi region DVD player, but sometimes want to play them on my cd\dvd drive. The problem is that my program, PowerDVD only lets me change regions a certain number of times. Is there any way round this?
Could I, for example, install another dvd playing program, and set it to region 1, while Power dvd is set to region2?

  Steven W 12:55 24 Nov 2004

The region lock is usually set in the DVD drive itself so this won't work as far as i know.

  JIM 12:58 24 Nov 2004

You may find it is the type of dvd drive, that is setting the rules and regions.Not the powerdvd software. This when finaly set for a region (say 2) on player would not change even if installed on an other machine etc.

  powerless 13:00 24 Nov 2004

If you have the room get another dvd-rom drive.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 13:56 24 Nov 2004

There are a number of programme both free and paid that can set your computer DVD player to region free. I'm sure that someone on here will be able to direct you to them.


  TomJerry 14:05 24 Nov 2004


  jimv7 14:06 24 Nov 2004

Region free click here

  Noelg23 14:37 24 Nov 2004

like jimv says get a program called Region Free.

  pj123 14:56 24 Nov 2004

I have tried Region Free from dvdidle but it didn't work with my PC based LG multi format DVD Rewriter.

I assume it only works with a few models?

  jimv7 15:19 24 Nov 2004

you could always try a firmware update for your dvd click here

remember that if it is done incorrectly you can damage your dvd.

  TomJerry 15:35 24 Nov 2004

Region Free only change software, not hardware locking.

There is something available which does not involve DVD rom hacking (invilidate warrenty).

there is google for everything

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