My Dad asked if I could flash upgrade his laptops DVD-ROM drive to make it region free. Unfortunately it's an LG drive that has no hacked firmware available, so I told him he was out of luck. But yesterday I found this piece of software. It claims to be able to "free" even RPC 2 (or region specific) drives. So I bought it. DVD Region Free It works. It takes a bit of tweaking in the settings and it seems to work better on Power DVD than WinDVD. But it delivers the results. A lifeline to lots of people with region locked drives.