Hi everyone. Time to make the step in to digital home movies.
I am looking at the following gear -
Sony DCR-PC109 - I want a small Camcorder, this one seems to fit the bill on price/size/quality and has the added bonus (for me) on being able to take analog in from the docking station to be able to convert my Hi-8 home videos to digital from my old camcorder.
Sony External DVD Burner DRX-710UL - Need external as I am a laptop user, my laptop has plenty of horsepower but when I configured it I opted out of the DVD burner for more internal memory, it runs XP Professional and is a Centrino with 1GB ram and about 40GB free hard disk.
THE QUESTION IS:
I want to make the DVD's I burn of the home videos Region 0, not Region 1. Will the software that comes with the above hardware let me do that (I believe it is Nero)? I haven't bought anything yet and wanted to check in to this first. I am not that bothered about DVD playback using the external drive but I do want my DVD's to be able to playback on my relatives DVD players in Brazil and the UK (can't remember their regions) as well as ours here in the US. I know most PC DVD player/burners end up locking a region for playback after a few uses but what about the other direction, for burning DVD's?
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