DVD Region

  sinbads 16:02 29 Jun 2008

Having turned my dvd player into a paperweight (computer crash during a firmware update)

Installation of the new DVD drive was straight forward and seems to work fine.

My question is, the device manager/ DVD region shows that the current region is not selected (i can set this; but)What if any, are the implications if this value is not set?

OS vista Premium

  Taff™ 16:59 29 Jun 2008

You probably have only 5 changes allowed. Set it to Europe, which is probably where you live. You can change this 4 more times but at "The end of the day", any European DVD`s will not play on that device unless it is set to European.

  sinbads 17:14 29 Jun 2008

I haven't set the region yet. I know that once set you have a limeted number of changes before its fixed, then requireing a dvd region crack.

As said my current region is not set, the dvd player seems ok, also since your post tried several purchased films and all work ok?

  Pamy 17:16 29 Jun 2008

If it aint broke don't fix it

  MAT ALAN 17:18 29 Jun 2008

If it aint broke, fix it till it is!!!

  sinbads 17:54 29 Jun 2008

Not really an answer to my question.

I have read that there may be issues with third party software and OS issues anyone any sensible thoughts on this?

  Pamy 18:32 29 Jun 2008

Mine was a sensible reply. If it does what you want leaved it alone, what's the problem?

  sinbads 18:57 29 Jun 2008

Sorry your slogan is merely an excuse for inaction, not exactly a positive reply to my question i was asking for the implications of a particular situation.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

  Pamy 19:02 29 Jun 2008

Inaction is what is required. I cannot see that you have a problem. What does the manual advise?

  sinbads 20:27 29 Jun 2008

advice given is to set to the region rather than leave it not selected

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