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Cheap Multi Region DVD player for PC

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by jerkyboy, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. jerkyboy

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    I am after a cheap, but half decent DVD player for my PC. I also want to be able to make it multi region.

    Can anybody recommend a drive, and please tell me how to make it multi region.

    Thanks
     
  2. Dillz

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    Well you can buy a DVD recorder and flash the firmware to make it region free, or you can use software such as DVD Region +CSS Free or region killer.

    See;

    http://www.dvdidle.com/dvd-region-free.htm

    I personally like the NEC 3520 currently £37.01 from Aria.co.uk.

    You can get region free firmware for loads of models from;

    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php

    Bear in mind though that if you flash the firmware and it goes wrong you could screw up the drive. It is quite easy though :)
     
  3. KraGorn

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    An alternative is AnyDVD, or the FREE version of DVD43.

    Flashing drives really isn't needed, the only benefit is that some firmware hacks remove the 'rip lock', a crippling mechanism built into the standard firmware that prevents the drive from reading at greater than 2x speed when it thinks that its' being read by a DVD ripper. If you don't rip DVDs to hard disk, or do so infrequently then IMHO it's dubious whether flashing the drive is worth it.
     

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