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Vaio laptop & Region Free

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Steve Bate, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Steve Bate

    Steve Bate
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    Guys,

    I've just got a Vaio laptop and put region free on it so I can watch my R1 & R2 DVD's on whilst traveling, it came with WinDVD5 pre-installed but I cant play any region DVD's on it, it comes up with "Not allowed to play in this region" message in WinDVD even when manually set to the right region :confused:

    Any ideas?

    Steve
     
  2. DrPepper

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    you can get
    http://www.dvdidle.com/download.htm
    Try before you buy

    or get powerdvd +Free DVD Region Killer
    which works for me

    RCE R1 will not work with powerdvd set up

    Do a search here ''Region Free''
     
  3. Steve Bate

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    I think you misunderstood, I put DVD Region Free on it (DVDidle), I'm aware of the Region coding issues this is one of 5 HTPC's in the house although the only one running WinDVD.

    Steve
     
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    I have a similiar laptop and i think the dvd drive needs to be flashed. There is no firmware flash for this drive available as yet for region coding. I am assuming your drive is a Pioneer as most vaio laptops have pioneer drives on them.For more info on drive codings try this

    www.firmware-flash.com
     

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