Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I went on website suggested by Afecu(#186 link) direct to the lvw-5007 firmware listed. I first flashed with regular firmware to get machine operational and then flashed the hacked firmware to get the macrovision defeated. So far so good. In another post, I recall reading about entering 2986(NOT SURE ABOUT NUMBERS) to make the recorder all region. I tried that but not sure how I can check if the recorder made the all region switch other than trying to find a "other than region one" disk to test. Is there something in the menus that says what region the recorder is?
Thanks again Tiredtech:D:D
Region code is "2960"
hi-lite "exit" in setup
menu will flash and now have "region code" or "region free"
press enter and select "region free" or your choice
then press setup to exit