Grateful thanks in advance for any help or insight you may have for me, I just purchased an LG GSA-H10A DVD Burner and as a newbie to DVD Burning(but far from a Luddite, I'm a developer), I have some questions regarding regions and making a region free, or region 1(USA) DVD from a Region 2,3,4,5,6 type DVD, any help will be appreciated !!
AMD Athlon 64, 512 megs ram, MSI-7030 mobo, Win XP Home-svce pack2
-Received and installed my LG GSA-H10A "OEM" drive, no software came with it. It's sitting as the slave on my Primary IDE port, along with my C: drive(Master).
-I already had Nero Burning Rom v188.8.131.52 on my system, proceeded to install AnyDVD, CloneDVD2, Nero InfoTool, Nero inCD...
Made copies of default USA region DVDs using AnyDVD with CloneDVD2 with no problems.
Attempted to make a copy of a Region 2,3,4,5,6 DVD I purchased from Spain a while ago(PAL), looks like it copied fine, but the resulting DVD was still PAL, not NTSC... Copies worked on computer's DVD players using VLC media player, nogo on generic home players...
1-Was there an additional setting I had to change ? I used AnyDVD defaults, same with CloneDVD2, I thought those two programs were all you needed to bypass the region code ?? I also installed DVD Region-CSS Free, but have not tried it, I honestly don't want to go through a case of DVDs to find out they are all still PAL !! How do I convert the DVD from PAL to NTSC so I can watch it on home DVD players ?
2-Nero InfoTool informs me my region code(with no disk in drive) is 2, and I have 3 changes left, vendor has 4 left, shouldn't the region be set to 1, so am I at risk my drive will be set via firmware somehow to an invalid region ??
Thanks for any help, I read here that you don't need to crossflash the drive's firmware to do the region conversion thing, so I would prefer not to as to not void my warranty, any advise will be deeply appreciated