From the FAQ:
- Help! I’m having problems playing discs from other regions with my Matshita drive! Why?
Matshita (Panasonic oem) burners should really be avoided. They are cheap junk (which is probably why some laptop companies love these drives), die easily, and also suffer from region coding issues. Click this
But if you absolutely want to assign a region code anyway . . .
It isn’t just AnyDVD, all DVD decrypters. Stay away from those drives!
Make sure you keep your AnyDVD up to date anyway.