I am new to dvd writing, and I bought a LG GSA 4163B last week. I have just flashed it with the region free firmware (yes, no other than the one from "the dangerous brothers"). Before I flashed, I have 4 changes left. Now that after i flashed it, DVD info pro and alcohol 120% shows it as region free... judging from that and from what i have read, the firmware should be working .. but then again, win xp's device manager shows i have 2 changes left.. so what is going on actually? And btw, I have DVDIdle pro (which includes dvd region+css free) installed, enabled and running now.
A final note: I have read about region controls, and I am aware of the 3 portions of the control - the drive, windows, and the player software.
So am I truely region free now, or is there something else that needs to be done?