I have a Benq 1640 and was trying to play my legitimate dvds that Powercinema says is region code 1 disks.
Powercinema also says that my drive is set a region code 0 right now (that I guess is how it came from the factory).
Anyways powercinema says it will change it for me to region code 1 if I want, but only 5 changes can ever be done on my drive.
1) Is that 5 changes per firmware upgrade, or 5 total changes ever no matter how many firmwares I ever revise on the drive? Is the change somehow registered in the hardware somewhere other than where the firmware change physically takes place?
2)I had a Benq 1625 drive, and it played this same disk no problem, without any prompt about impoper region. So does that mean that Benq1625 drives come out of the factory to the US witht the region code already set to 1, or was that 1625 drive also a region code 0 drive , but for some reason Powercinema let it play my region code disk 1 without any haggling?
3)Is there any advantage if I had the Benq 1640 set at its region code of 0, when using it with other software tools? Is there any software that would let me change it back to 0 if I change it to 1? Are there any region code 0 disks? I realize that region code 0 is supposed to be universal, but it does not seem to be acting universally with the Powercinema software (ie. it is not reading region 1).
I do not seem to search and find others discussing this much on this forum, so what is my problem, and why are not others running into it, or did everyone just change there drive to 1 (in the USA) when they got it?
Appreciate the help, thanks.