I’m a noob regarding dvd burner and firmware so pls. bear with me and my questions.
I bought a pioneer dvr-112D last sept in the USâ€¦.then moved to australia in decemberâ€¦.
Now I cannot view any PAL dvds on my NTSC dvd driveâ€¦.actually I can but I need to permanently change the region code of my burner to a PAL region which I do not wantâ€¦
My main reasons for trying to change the region setting of my burner region are as follows:
- I need the burner to read/play PAL region dvds (australia) so that my kid can watch her dvds while I watch using our region free dvd player. I do not have time to watch unless she does something alsoâ€¦.=(
- I need to make back-ups of my nintendo Wii games. My console is in NTSC region (USA) so I need to burn my back-up games in NTSC so that my console can read/play it. The back-up game must be burned in region 1 setting or the console will read the disk as error.
I tried to read and understand the posts in this section but my head still cannot follow. So could someone summarize the procedure in making the dvr-112D region free?
The ony thing I understood is to check first with Nero Infotools to check if the drive is RCP1 or RCP2.
Here are my specific questions:
What if my drive is RCP2, what steps to do? What firmwares/software do I need? Where to get it?
After patching my drive firmware, do I need any softwares to reset the region counter? How often do I need to reset th eregion counter?
If I change my drive to region free, does it mean that it can play/read any region movie dvds? Does it also mean that if I make a back-up of my NTSC region game, I will be also be able to burn it on a dvd in NTSC region format or will the burned back-up game now be region free also?
Is there a way to move the region code of the burner from PAL region to NTSC region (and vice versa without any limits on the number of chnages) and resetting the region counter without patching/updating any of the burner’s firmware?
Hope somebody can help me out.