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    DVD:- Region Free?

    I just bought a new DVD-ROM drive and Im wondering if I need to unlock it to make it region free?

    its an Artec, model # DHM-G48

    Any sites where I can get software/firmware to do this?

    Thanks in advance,

    Auron.

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    From www.firmware-flash.com

    You can find region free (RPC-1) firmware on this page: http://etna.rpc1.org/mt/index.html (Patch by Etna).
    If you are using a non-patched firmware, then you can reset the drive's hardware counter back to 5 changes at any time by holding the "Play" button for three seconds. The LED will flash rapidly for a while, this is how you'll know that it worked.

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    Hmm theres a few there isnt there. Any ideas which I should be using? I've never flashed an optical drive before.

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    Anyone?

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    Not sure if it is still around but i use DVD Genie to set my region for my dvd drive

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    Is there anyway to reset the firmware on dvd rom drives back the original firmware it came with? Whenever i try to patch my Samsung SM-308B back to its original firmware I get an error saying something like "older firmware version". I just need to set it back because I get more problems with the new firmware, than with the original.

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    im using software called DVD Region-Free now, seems okay

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    DVD Genie is rather good I've found

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    DVD-Genie is a method of changing region within powerDVD or similar software, and requires a region free drive.

    DVD Region-Free is a software solution that works by ripping the .VOB files from the DVD.

    I'd use Driveinfo to check which firmware version the drive already has and then update to the RPC-1 hacked version.

    Region killer is better than DVD genie as it works automatically.

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