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DVD locked to region 1 is it possible to unlock?

by jackketch / February 26, 2010 11:03 PM PST

Hi all

The DVD player on my laptop has become locked to DVD Region 1. I am in Europe and normally operate in Region 2. Is there anyway I can unlock the drive or get a workaround, anything at all I can do? Using a Dell Inspiron 1525,running Windows Vista, think the drive numbers are TSSTcorp DVD+RW-TS-L632H. would love any help possible, cheers.

Dean

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by Jimmy Greystone / February 26, 2010 11:07 PM PST

No, short of getting a new drive, there's nothing you can do. This "feature" exists to prevent people from importing DVDs into regions where some movie hasn't yet been released. Not that it stops everyone and their dog from pirating whatever they please in China and South Korea. No, it's we the paying customers who get to suffer. Great system isn't it?

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Yes you can.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2010 11:51 PM PST

But there's a catch. While the drive can be sent in to be reset and give you another 5 tries a new drive would cost less money.
Bob

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looks like I'm stuffed the then
by jackketch / February 27, 2010 3:13 AM PST
In reply to: Yes you can.

Hummm...the words "catch" and "22" spring to mind. Thanks for replying anyhow guys Happy

Dean

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