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Topic # 83375 15-May-2011 15:16
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My laptops DVD drive has been set to region 2, which is Japan / Asia I think, maybe South America? This was brought from Harvey Norman in Manukau, Auckland, so it's a NZ laptop and I'd have thought it would be pre-set with the NZ region. Anyway, I don't own any DVD's from those regions, and I've never ever changed the region on my drive before. It says I have 4 changes left. Isn't there meant to be 5?

Whenever I reinstall windows I have to change the locale from Singapore to NZ. Maybe that has something to do with it? That's where the laptop was shipped from as a replacement. 

What should I do about this? I'm calling HP on Monday but I'm pretty sure they're going to tell me I'm lying or something, which I'm not. I'm pretty pissed off since this wasn't a cheap laptop either.  



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  Reply # 469311 15-May-2011 15:39
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If you buy a new computer it has no region set, you must set a region the first time you play a dvd.

Also yes you get 5 changes after your intial choice.



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  Reply # 469312 15-May-2011 15:41
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jbard: If you buy a new computer it has no region set, you must set a region the first time you play a dvd.

Also yes you get 5 changes after your intial choice.


I've never had that option before. The guy on HP online support said it might have been changed during trouble shooting over there, or possibly had an imported drive thats been used. 




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  Reply # 469322 15-May-2011 15:53
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Well of the 6 or 7 new computers i have had, they have all let me set the region when i got it.

Same with installing a new drive in an computer - it's always been unset.



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  Reply # 469324 15-May-2011 15:58
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Well I definitely know I never got that option. Ill just try good old VLC as apparently that by passes this region stuff. Let you know what happens tomorrow as HP chat said they'd call me back tomorrow some time.




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  Reply # 469343 15-May-2011 17:02
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Region-lock in newer drives can't be bypassed by software, you'd need to install an unlocked firmware for this.







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  Reply # 469344 15-May-2011 17:03
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freitasm: Region-lock in newer drives can't be bypassed by software, you'd need to install an unlocked firmware for this.



Yeh I just read the Wikipedia page, version 1 drives will work but version 2 wont, but VLC is playing my DVD and Windows Media Player isn't?  




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