How to best region-free my LTD163D?

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#1

Is it just a matter of using DVD Genie or should I use the RPC 1 utility?

(I'm a relative newbie to DVD)

thanks.


#2

You can go here http://www.firmware.fr.st/
download R1211.exe to turn RPC off


#3

thanks wys… but just a clarification if i may… if i use dvd genie each time i don’t need rpc… and if i use rpc once i never have to use dvd genie… right?


#4

one is hardware region free, the other is software.
these two are needed.


#5

ok… thanks again for the help :slight_smile:


#6

now I need some reassurance because I don’t like what I just saw in Device Manager :frowning:

I downloaded R1211 and used it to turn RPC off. I then used Erwin van den Berg’s utility, Drive Region Info v2.1. After placing a region-specific DVD in the drive I ran it and it reported “THIS DRIVE HAS NO REGION PROTECTION” … so I assuming the patch worked.

I also installed DVD Genie and PowerDVD which came with my drive.

On the DVD Region tab in Device Manager properties for my drive it says Changes Remaining: 1 … is that for real, or just some count that Windows is keeping internally which shouldn’t worry me because of what Drive Region Info has already reported?

thanks again.


#7

When your dvdrom is region free,
this message is correct, don’t worry.
your just use dvd genius to open the dvd player,
then don’t care RPC.


#8

rpc2 = the dvd player check the region
rpc1 = the dvd player doesn’t check the region

Besides the rpc thing, Windows + dvdplayer (Windvd, Powerdvd) also check the region, you can bypass this check with DvdGenie.